Did you know that running a ceiling fan can make you feel up to 6 degrees cooler? However, to get the most out of your ceiling fans, you may have to make a few adjustments. Get tips and pointers from Rusk Heating & Cooling below:
1. Choose an energy-efficient model
“The fans with the best blade and motor designs are 3 to 9 times as efficient as the worst models,” reports Home Energy Magazine. So when you’re shopping for a ceiling fan, pay close attention to air flow efficiency. Look for the ENERGY STAR® label, as well.
2. Control your fan’s direction
Throughout the cooler months, a ceiling fan can be run clockwise at a low speed to keep warm air away from the ceiling. However, to get the most out of your ceiling fans in the summertime, run them counterclockwise. “The airflow produced creates a wind-chill effect, making you ‘feel’ cooler,” advises ENERGY STAR®.
3. Keep them off in unoccupied rooms
Remember, ceiling fans don’t cool rooms; they cool people. Keeping a ceiling fan running while you’re out is simply a waste of energy and money.
Installing a ceiling fan in each room can help lower energy costs this spring and summer. Contact Rusk Heating & Cooling to learn more