Proper Ceiling Fan Settings Can Equal Lower Energy Costs

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Are your ceiling fans set properly in your Lennar home? From season to season, ceiling fans need a bit of attention to ensure that the blades are rotating in the correct direction. The minimal amount of time it takes to make these adjustments can save you money on your energy costs.

Ceiling fans provide great air circulation and you can optimize these benefits by ensuring the rotation of the blades is correct for circulating warm air or a cooling breeze.

During the hot summer weather when you are running the air conditioner, blades should rotate in a ‘reverse’ counter-clockwise motion. The air movement has the same soothing effect as when you fan yourself with a magazine to get relief from hot, stifling air.

During the winter when you are using your heat, to help circulate warm air that is trapped on the ceiling, blades should turn ‘forward’ in a clockwise motion. This movement will push the air up and pull the warm trapped air down the sides of the room improving heat distribution.

Ceiling fans alone do not heat or cool a room, but the circulation caused by the correct blade rotation can greatly improve the comfort of your living space. You can also save in energy costs when the ceiling fan is on the correct setting to support your cooling or heating efforts.

Find more information and useful tips about ceiling fans on the Energy Star website.

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Rainer
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Proper settings do mean the highest efficiency

Aug 09, 2010 08:06 AM #1
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Carol Zingone
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Good reminder especially in this scorching summer!

Aug 09, 2010 10:25 AM #2
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Gabe Sanders
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Used correctly, ceiling fans make a great addition, especially here in Florida.

Aug 10, 2010 12:42 AM #3
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Rob Albertson
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Our ceiling fans are an absolute must in this Texas heat.  I make sure they are in all the bedrooms in the green houses I build in Austin.  It's one of the simplest, greenest, energy efficient options you can add.

Aug 10, 2010 09:55 AM #4
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Adrian Willanger
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love your web site. Ceiling fans are awesome.

Dec 13, 2010 03:18 AM #5
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
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Ceiling fans are misunderstood by many maintenance people as well as home owners.

Many be their function to be fans to waft cooling breezes over you, and the will do that. However their best function is to destratify the air and maintain an even temperature in the whole volume of the space. Proper use make the space more comfortable and even and eliminates hot zones. Hot zones will loose heat to the outside more rapidly as heat transfer is a function of the degree difference between the inside and outside. This works wether you wish to het a space or cool it. So fan use makes a big difference. (Remember insulation does not stop heat transfer, only slows it down.)

Dec 30, 2010 04:09 AM #6
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