There are many good arguments that would recommend ceiling fan installation to save on cooling costs. The trick is not just to install a ceiling fan but to install it correctly and to use it wisely.
What To Expect From Ceiling Fans
Unlike air conditioners that actually cool the air, ceiling fans work by creating air flow. It’s important to note that like a portable fan or table fan, unless you are in direct contact with the air flow, it won’t do you much good. Ceiling fans have 2 settings. The counter-clockwise setting is best in the summer and the clockwise setting is best in the winter. The direction of the air is determined by the slant of the blades. During colder weather, the warm air can be pulled up to the ceiling and redistributed around the room to help heat colder exterior walls. Likewise in the summer, the blades will push air down and create a draft. Some people are comfortable with ceiling fans and use their A/C less or on a lower setting.
How To Save Cooling Costs With a Ceiling Fan
If you use your ceiling fan as intended, it could produce some savings on your electric bill. You should attach your ceiling fan to the light switch so that it turns off with the light when you leave the room. Ceiling fans only help you while your in the room. They cannot cool air in other rooms. Also if you can enjoy the breeze from your ceiling fan and adjust the temperature down on your thermostat, then you will be able to realize a greater savings.
Ceiling Fan Placement
When installing a ceiling fan, make sure you think about the affects of blowing air on your room. Some people don’t like ceiling fans in the kitchen for this reason. It can lower the temperature on the stove or create a hazard if you own a gas stove. Potentially a ceiling fan above your dining room table could cool the food faster than you like. Also when considering ceiling fan installation, make sure you add enough ceiling fans in the room to create even temperatures that will cool the entire room. Many people who install bedroom ceiling fans get so they cannot sleep comfortably without the airflow and noise of the ceiling fan.
Ceiling Fan Installation
If you are thinking about installing ceiling fans this summer or would like to replace existing ceiling lights with a ceiling fan fixture, contact the electricians at Rose Brothers & Sons Electric. Rose Brothers can help with all your lighting and ceiling fan installation. Rose Brothers services the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Contact us today and live cooler!