Do Ceiling Fans Save You Any Money On Energy Bills?

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It is often thought that utilizing ceiling fans will reduce your air conditioner’s energy consumption, therefore, resulting in extra savings on the energy bill. We understand how this can be misconceived. While it is possible for ceiling fans to lead to energy savings, it’s important to understand that you won’t notice an immense increase in savings. In addition, in order to reduce your cooling system’s energy consumption by utilizing a ceiling fan, you must know how to correctly use it in conjunction with your AC. So, keep reading to use it in conjunction with your AC correctly the following points from your Circleville Heating & Cooling service professionals to help you gain insight on better utilizing ceiling fans within your home. 

How Does A Ceiling Fan Function Exactly?   

Ceiling fans are intended to circulate the existing air inside of a room. So, this means that they do not lower the room’s temperature by adding cool air to the room. Despite popular opinion, ceiling fans do not produce cooler air. Because they take the air within a room air and use that for circulation, this process creates wind-feeling effect that feels cool to the touch.  

How Does a Ceiling Fan Produce Energy Savings?   

Ceiling fans may help you save money on your power bill, but the impact will be very minor. This is because, as previously said, a ceiling fan isn’t designed to decrease overall room temperatures; rather, it’s intended to improve air circulation. It’s true that simply being exposed to the wind chill effect of a ceiling fan can help you feel its cooling power on your skin. 

Ceiling fans are an excellent addition to any property, but unless you’re sitting in front of one, you’ll be wasting energy (therefore money) by having it on. However, don’t let this deter you from utilizing your ceiling fans. Ceiling fans may be quite beneficial if utilized correctly. 

How Can You Increase Your Ceiling Fan’s Effectiveness?    

  • Raise the thermostat setting. If you are using a ceiling fan with your air conditioner, raise the thermostat setting by five degrees or more. A higher temperature on your thermostat will result in your system exerting itself less, which leads to energy savings. And when you stay in the vicinity of the ceiling fan, the breeze effect you feel from it will help make the higher temperature in your home bearable. 
  • During the winter, reverse the fan’s rotation setting. The majority of ceiling fans include a button or option to change the fan blades to spin clockwise. This process will send heated air down below, which is particularly useful during the cold months. 
  • Consider a ceiling fan with an energy-saving mode. If you don’t have ceiling fans in your house but are considering it, consider installing one that is energy efficient. Using less energy whenever feasible will save you money over time. According to experts, energy-efficient ceiling fans move air 60 percent more efficiently. 
  • Clean your ceiling fans on a regular basis. It is suggested that you dust your ceiling fan on a regular basis. You don’t want to be hit by a tiny storm of dust flurries when you turn the fan on. 
  • When no one is around, turn off the ceiling fan. We’d like to stress the need to keep your ceiling fans switched on only when someone is physically in the room. Otherwise, you’re just burning energy that nobody gets any benefit from. 

Ceiling fans can be extremely efficient when used correctly with your HVAC system. They can be great tools that assist your home’s residential air conditioner. But remember that using a ceiling fan will not lead to gigantic savings on your energy bill. The short answer is yes, you can save money on your power bill; just don’t expect it to be a drastic amount. 

Perhaps you are intrigued about finding more energy-efficient ways to conserve energy, or maybe you have a concern with your current cooling system. Whatever the case, we’d love to discuss your questions with you! Don’t hesitate to reach out to your Circleville Heating & Cooling local professionals. Call (740) 218-5323, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here