Ceiling fans keep you cool and help reduce your energy bill! The ceiling fan makes the room feel cooler when people are present, which allows you to turn up the thermostat a few degrees while maintaining a comfortable temperature. This can save on energy costs and reduces the strain on the HVAC system.
Ceiling fans often feature a reversible motor. For ones that do, set it so the ceiling fan blades spin counterclockwise in the summer and clockwise in the winter. During the summer, the blades pushes down the cold air. Running the them clockwise in the winter can help disperse warm air gathered near the ceiling and may help the room feel warmer.
A ceiling fan can also come with other features, like a light source, pull chains, or remote control for added convenience. Ceiling fans with remotes add ease of use while LED ceiling fans can feature an energy efficient integrated LED or LED light kit. Ceiling fans with light kits may use LED bulbs to efficiently brighten a room.
Ceiling fans do not adjust the temperature in the room. Instead, they provide a breeze that evaporates the sweat or moisture from skin. This makes you feel cooler without changing the temperature of the room.
To save energy, shut the fan off when no one is in the room. Because these fans rely on evaporative cooling, they won't keep an empty room cool.
Use ceiling fans in rooms with a ceiling height of 8 feet or above and with appropriate clearance. Mount ceiling fans at least 7 feet from the floor. Ideally, install them 8-9 feet from the floor. The size of the ceiling fan you need for the room depends on the square feet. The larger the room, the larger the fan needed to cool it.
You can find fans designed to work indoors or outdoors. Outdoor ceiling fans work in spaces like porches, balconies with ceilings, and some gazebos. You can use them to help keep cool as well as to deter insects! Install indoor ceiling fans in a living room, dining room, or appropriate all-seasons room.
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