Lower Your Fall/Winter Energy Bill With Ceiling Fans

Reblogger David Popoff
Real Estate Broker/Owner with DMK Real Estate Ct RE Broker 0789963

Connecticut residents listen up, ceiling fans are not just for Florida! Jon Klein an ActiveRain member has put together this informative article and links on ceiling fans. Ceiling fans are an inexpensive home improvement that saves you money on your utility bill and improves the comfort of your home.

 

Original content by Jon Klein

Lower Your Fall/Winter Energy Bill With Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans for all 4 seasonsNovember is here with many parts of the country are already feeling the chill. This weekend, a nor’easter dropped up to 20 inches of snow in cities along the eastern seaboard — a reminder that winter is coming.

No matter where you live, though, the seasonal change in temperature throughout Boca Raton serves as an excellent reminder to reset the blades on your home’s ceiling fans.

Ceiling fans don’t warm or cool air, specifically. Instead, they circulate air which can have the effect of making a room feel warmer in the winter months, and cooler in the summer months.

When it’s cold outside, ceiling fans push warm air down from the ceiling, balancing the heat within a room. This can make a room feel 4-6 degrees warmer. Then, during warmer months, ceiling fans push a room’s cold air back into circulation, which creates a windchill effect, of sorts.

This, too, can change a room’s temperate 4-6 degrees.

Lower Your Fall/Winter Energy Bill With Ceiling Fans

The secret to a ceiling fan is in the rotation direction of its blades.

 

  1.  When fan blades rotate clockwise, the fan makes a room feel warmed
  2.  When fan blades rotate counter-clockwise, the fan make a room feel cooler.

 

This Weather Channel video explains how it works.

If your home is without ceiling fans, consider installing one (or more). Ceiling fans are economical and “green”, using the equivalent energy of a 100-watt light bulb, while lowering your home’s energy costs.

Plus, they’re relatively simple to install.

Lower Your Fall/Winter Energy Bill With Ceiling Fans

Tutorial videos are available online for the do-it-yourselfers, or just call a qualified electrician for assistance.

Installing a ceiling fan is a 1-hour project.

Lower Your Fall/Winter Energy Bill With Ceiling Fans

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Rainmaker
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Winston Heverly
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David, thanks for sharing. It can also be noted that the average ceiling fan cost about $7.00 a month to operate. Here in South Florida, we seem to run both, A/C and the fans. However, for about about 5 months we can get away with just the fans. Humidity is the factor here, where the fans cool somewhat, the A/C is needed to draw out the stale air.   

Oct 31, 2011 02:33 AM #1
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Winston, thanks for sharing that cost on the ceiling fans. Up here in Connecticut we have 8 ceiling fans in our house that we use all year round. We find them especially helpful in the winter for maintaining a constant room temperature.

Oct 31, 2011 02:41 AM #2
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TERI LINDSAY
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David/ thanks for forwarding Jon's info on the ceiling fans. I have one in the living room and one in the kitchen. I will see about the rotation.... not sure which way they are spinning! I've learned it makes a difference.  Thanks for the FYI...,

Oct 31, 2011 03:23 PM #3
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This is a great post, happy you all got something good out of it.

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