INSTALL CEILING FANS TO SAVE ON COOLING & HEATING COSTS
Like many people, you may have installed or may presently be considering installing indoor ceiling fans for the benefits to your home’s heating and cooling efficiency. Ceiling fans can often prolong the time leading up to the hot summer months that you can forego running your home’s air conditioner, saving you on cooling costs while also being friendly to the environment. In the winter and cooler months, ceiling fans can be run in reverse to force the warmer air into the lower areas of the room, saving on heating costs. That said, many people wonder, since ceiling fans are already such great electricity savers, why the ENERGY STAR certification matters and exactly what it means for ceiling fans.
HOW ENERGY STAR CEILING FANS SAVE EVEN MORE!
The answer in its most basic form is quite simple: ENERGY STAR certified ceiling fans provide additional savings by producing effective results with minimal energy consumption. In fact, ceiling fans that are ENERGY STAR certified use approximately 50 percent less energy than their non-certified counterparts which results in an approximately $15 savings each year. Although that cost may seem slight upfront, consider the math – if you have one ENERGY STAR indoor ceiling fan that you use consistently over the course of 10 years, that’s $150 in savings. However, most homes contain more than one ceiling fan – so if you have three fans, that’s $45 a year.
Beyond the cost savings, many ENERGY STAR ceiling fans actually contain improved parts, such as enhanced motors and blade designs. Even better, the benefits of ENERGY STAR indoor ceiling fans extend beyond your own home to also provide benefit to our planet, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by inefficient energy usage.
To assist homeowners with purchasing the ENERGY STAR ceiling fan that will work most effectively and efficiently in their home, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided guidance as to the proper fan blade size for the room – the recommendations are as follows:
The best ceiling fans will reduce your heating and cooling costs, be environmentally friendly, provide light and function to your home, as well as contribute to your home’s aesthetic. To learn more or to find the best ceiling fans for your home, contact us at 800-240-6267 or online.