You know how hot it can get here in Southwest Florida. But did you also know that ceiling fans can work with your energy-efficient air conditioner to keep cooling costs low, while keeping your home comfortable all summer long? That’s right, a simple ceiling fan can go a long way toward reducing energy costs.
Here’s what you need to know about ceiling fans and how they can help keep your home more comfortable:
- Circulating fans create a wind-chill effect, which makes the air feel cooler and allows you to turn the thermostat up a few degrees without sacrificing home comfort.
- When temperatures are more mild, you can often use your ceiling fans to cool the rooms in your home without even turning on the air conditioner.
- If you are installing new fans, make sure the blades are 10 to 12 inches below the ceiling to get the best circulation.
- For rooms with ceilings lower than 8 feet, consider other types of air-circulating devices, such as window fans and portable rotating fans.
- Bigger fans can move more air than smaller fans. However, rooms larger than 18 feet long should have multiple fans. Larger fan blades can also move more air without increasing fan speed.
- If noise is a concern for you, make sure you have the opportunity to see and hear ceiling fans in operation before you decide which one to buy. Quieter, more efficient fans may be more expensive, but they are also more likely to last longer and require less maintenance and repair.
The professionals at Conditioned Air are here to help you find the best heating and cooling solutions for your home. Whether you need routine maintenance, equipment repair or expert advice, contact us anytime.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about ceiling fans and other HVAC topics, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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