How ceiling fans save you money
Folks here in Florida often take for granted how much of an addition ceiling fans provide to your home; especially in hot, humid places like this. Not only can they help you stay cool, but they can also dramatically increase the efficiency of your air conditioning as well – saving you a truck load of money over time.
Simply put, when you live in a never-ending summer climate like ours, you want to do everything you can to stay cool while keeping costs low. Here are some of the ways that a ceiling fan will help you do just that.
Let’s jump right in.
A cooling contribution
You know that fans keep you cool. But a fan alone won’ lower the temperature of a room. No fan does that all on its own. It needs an air conditioner to do that. But what it can do – is be used in combination with your air conditioner to boost efficiency and giving your cooling system a leg up.
Ceiling fans essentially move air around and help evenly distribute air throughout your home. Basically, they spread out cold air more efficiently so that your AC system won’t have to work as hard to cool your room. And when your AC isn’t working hard, it’s using less energy. When you use less energy – you spend less money!
More than a feeling
In addition to cooling your space more efficiently, ceiling fans can at least help you feel cooler. That’s to say that the room might not be as cool as you think it is – but it certainly feels that way! And when it feels that way and you’re comfortable – again – it’s less stress on your AC to produce a desired result. Especially if you’re smart about how you place your fans – you can notice a big difference in the comfort in your home and on your end of month utility bill.
Also don’t forget
For you folks in cooler areas of Florida- fans help push heat around as well. In much the same way that ceiling fans help cool your home, they can also help you heat it in the event that you need to. The only thing you have to do is switch the direction of the overall blades. When spinning a certain way, the fan pulls down the hot air that’s risen up to the ceiling and helps distribute the heat more efficiently. That means your thermostat doesn’t have to be cranked up all that much and that can save you a lot of dough!
If you’re interested in what ceiling fans can do for you, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Stay cool and good luck!