Summer Breeze

Posted by on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 1:34pm.    1291 Views

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.

home improvement Ohio real estateCeiling 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!

3 Responses to "Summer Breeze"

Tim wrote: Too funny, I was thinking about installing one of these for my mom for Mother's Day... good to know, I always crank the AC in summer

Posted on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 7:54am.

Marty Snyder wrote: Hey Judy,

I can attest that using ceiling fans does have an impact on how much I use the AC or how high I turn it up. Who couldn't benefit from saving here, and saving there. I have ceiling fans in every room in the house and a blessing in summer months. Thanks for sharing!

Posted on Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 1:54pm.

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