During the warmer months, using an air conditioning ceiling fan can help you save money on your energy bills because a ceiling fan will make you feel up to eight degrees cooler thus allowing you to increase your air conditioning thermostat setting. However, the savings associated with ceiling fan use are not limited to summer time—a ceiling fan can also help you reduce your energy consumption and save money in the winter too!
Ceiling Fan Direction in Winter
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average single family home in the U.S. will pay a total of $986 in energy bills during the winter season. If you’re looking to reduce this amount by up to 15 percent, then simply change the direction of your ceiling fan during the winter months to reverse (clockwise) mode. When you use your ceiling fan in reverse mode, the ceiling fan will help distribute warm air throughout the room, allowing you to turn down your thermostat’s heat setting without sacrificing comfort. Changing the ceiling fan direction to reverse mode is especially beneficial in rooms with high ceilings where the hot air pumped out of your heater tends to rise to the ceiling and heat space that you don’t actually use. When you switch the direction of your ceiling fan, you will be able to feel the warm air from your heater. Not all ceiling fans allow you to change the direction of the fan’s blades; as such, if you live in a cooler climate where you frequently use your heater, make sure to buy a ceiling fan that has a reverse mode option.
Heated Ceiling Fan
If you’re looking for another way to save money on your winter energy bills, consider installing a heated ceiling fan in the main rooms of your house. Heated ceiling fans can help redirect the flow of warm air down towards the floor. Also, since a heating ceiling fan reheats the air, the temperature loss of the air it pushes downward is minimal. A heated ceiling fan is an energy efficient and money-saving option since it only costs about five cents an hour to operate. Also, a heated ceiling fan can run without its heating element to provide ceiling fan cooling during the warmer months.
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