SUPER CEILING FANS
Ceiling Fans are quickly being catapulted to hero-status due to their effectiveness when it comes to reducing energy use and cost.
How to Use Ceiling Fans is the Key
You can visit fandiego.com to find much more information about ceiling fans online, but the key to using celling fans effectively is understanding that they cool bodies (through a windchill effect). They don’t cool rooms.
Ceiling Fans: DO
Do turn on your celling fan while you are in a room. The winchill effect on your skin will allow you to turn your air conditioner down about four degrees and still feel just as comfortable.
Ceiling Fans: DON’T
Don’t leave the ceiling fan on when you are not occupying a space. Since it doesn’t cool the room and you are not there to feel the windchill effect, then it’s just a waste of energy, thus negating the financial and environmental benefits.
CEILING FANS V. OTHER COOLING METHODS
This infographic above shows the difference in energy use among ceiling fans and various other cooling methods. It’s important to recognize that many utility companies charge on a tiered basis. So the more energy you use (in kilowatts per hour – kwh), the higher rate per kilowatt you pay.