Save Money w/ Ceiling Fans

The ceiling fan is trending and in addition to saving energy costs, giving a very nice decorating touch to any room. Most fans operate at more than one speed so you can customize the cooling / warming levels that suit you. Unlike central air conditioning and central heating units, ceiling fans require very little maintenance and do not involve variable filters, and others. Keeping out of the fan blade periodically is almost everything to do and if the ceiling fan starts to shake or makes cyclic noise, a few easy steps are all that’s needed to get the fans running the way they should. The ceiling fan runs efficiently and has a long life. Replacing one is much cheaper than having your air conditioning or heating system serviced or replaced.

Ceiling fans are available in various styles. Some include light fixtures and some can be controlled remotely. The cost of the ceiling fan varies according to the material used and the style and characteristics of the fan.
In addition to the cost savings provided by installing a ceiling fan, there are several other factors to consider. The blade size on the ceiling fan varies to accommodate the difference in room size in your home. The bedrooms usually require a smaller blade and a thirty-six-inch blade will usually provide the exact amount of air circulation for the standard sized bedrooms.

A larger family room or living room usually requires a longer blade and usually forty eight to fifty inch bars will do the work in this area. If the room is more than twenty feet, you should consider installing two fans.
Typical rooms should have a ceiling fan mounted in the middle of the room to provide a balanced view. The market today includes a variety of custom designs to customize the function and decoration of any room. Fans for children’s rooms come in style featuring baseball themes, soccer themes, coca-cola logos, and more. Fans are designed for nursery use including decorating themes such as children’s poems or storybook characters.

If you have a sun room or other room made in tropical motif, leaf-shaped blades and rattan blades are available. Ceiling fans can also be found in styles that correspond to period motives such as Victorian style, early American or even primitive (log cabin).
Outdoor wired ceiling fans are also provided for areas that will be exposed to elements such as gazebo or porch. Be sure to read the fan specifications to ensure that they are rated for outdoor use and will be suitable for the area where you want to be installed.

In winter months, rooms can actually be made warmer by rotating the ceiling fan blades clockwise and forcing warm air from the ceiling to the living room. This hot air allows you to adjust your thermostat so that the heating system runs less, saving money on heating costs. The point is that well-placed ceiling fans can cut fifteen percent or more of your energy costs.Consider the fact that the ceiling fan uses less than one hundred watts to operate which explains about one cent per hour while the central air conditioner uses up to five thousand watts which translates to thirty nine cents per hour. Air conditioner rooms are not much cheaper, using up to three thousand watts.

Most traditional ceiling fans (with light) use about three to four hundred kWh per year which translates to about twenty-twenty five dollars each year. Using a rated ENERGY STAR ceiling fan will reduce electricity consumption to about one hundred twenty kWh per year, translating to about ten dollars. Keep in mind that you do not sacrifice any operating efficiency with the rated ENERGY STAR model. The majority of the savings using rated ENERGY STAR fans come from more efficient lighting, which will save up to 80% of the lamps, and provide longer life lights. A common misconception among homeowners is that ceiling fans actually reduce the temperature in the room and allow lower air conditioning settings as a way to save on electricity costs. In fact, in the summer the ceiling fan with an hourly turning knife makes the so-called “cold wind” effect by evaporating the moisture on our skin. In hot and humid summers, this “cool wind” effect can make the room feel at least seven degrees cooler so you can avoid operating air conditioners even when the room temperature is actually in the mid-eighties.

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