Energy Efficiency will Keep Your Bank Account Cool
After the long winter we have had this year, summer blasted its way in with full force in our area! One of the ways to keep cool in the summer weather and to save on your energy bill is to install a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans can also offer a nice touch to your home decor in addition to reducing your utility expenses.
Ceiling fans circulate air throughout a room and can be used alone or in conjunction with air conditioning. If you use air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort, according to energy.gov. Be sure to turn off ceiling fans when you leave a room; fans cool people, not rooms.
When buying ceiling fans, look for the ENERGY STAR® label. Fans that earn the label move air 20% more efficiently, on average, than standard models. The energy savings you see by using a ceiling fan can be applied toward the purchase of a higher end fan which will run quieter and smoother, and require less maintenance over its lifetime. Plus, higher end models tend to be more trendy and appealing from a home decor perspective.
When you're trying to save money on your electric bill during the summer, it is wise to limit the use of the air conditioner to extremely hot days and use a ceiling fan instead.
See the YouTube video below from Lowe’s to show how to install a ceiling fan:
Keep cool and save money this summer!