If cooling costs are straining your budget, have ceiling fans installed in your home. Not only will you see savings, you will experience greater comfort no matter how hot things get outside. Follow these ceiling fan tips for the most success.
How Ceiling Fans Save Money
Using ceiling fans improves air conditioning efficiency in your home by allowing you to turn up the thermostat, thus reducing the workload on your A/C. You feel cooler when fans are on because the breeze helps sweat evaporate, removing heat from your skin surface.
Ceiling fans use less electricity than an air conditioner, which saves energy. Just remember that ceiling fans only cool you when you are present in the room. Turn them off when you leave to avoid wasting energy.
Ceiling Fan Blades
Blades should be set to spin either clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on the fan model, to provide the wind chill effect in hot weather. During our ceiling fan installation in Cincinnati homes, our technicians can show you how to set blade direction and how to reverse it when cold weather arrives. In winter, reversing the blade direction and keeping the fan on the lowest setting pushes heated air downward, keeping you warmer.
Ceiling fans create a breeze throughout the room because of the slight angle of the blades, which stir the air by pushing it. Make sure you choose fans with blades that are at a 14-degree angle or more.
Fan size also makes a difference and large living areas call for either a large-sized fan, about 54 inches, or two smaller ones to create a sufficient breeze. If you purchase an undersized fan, what can happen is you’ll need to run it on the highest speed most of the time to notice any benefit, which uses more energy than necessary.
Expert installation ensures that the ceiling fan is securely mounted, safely wired, the blades are balanced and that the fan runs at optimal efficiency. For professional ceiling fan installation in Cincinnati, contact us at Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.