Ceiling Fans Can Cut Heating and Cooling Cost

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“Ceiling Fans Can Cut Heating and Cooling Cost”

Our living room has a cathedral ceiling and pretty high. It takes a lot to heat the room, because of the ceiling height. In doing some research on a number of websites, I kept reading about how ceiling fans will move the heat down and work the opposite with air conditioning.

We purchased two Casablanca fans, which were amazing. I couldn’t believe how they did the trick. The extra electricity is a small price to pay for the saving of heat and cooling costs.


Ceiling FanCeiling Fans Can Help Heat Homes, Too

By: Lori Johnston


Feeling the breeze from a ceiling fan just may be a step you can take toward greater energy efficiency this fall.

You can save as much as 40 percent on the cost of cooling your home because a fan creates airflow that cools the people in the room, reducing the need for air conditioning, says Leslie Killingsworth, director of purchasing for Progressive Lighting/Lee Lighting stores.

In the winter, she says, ceiling fans recirculate the warm air at the top of the room, which raises the temperature in the living space below (if fans are switched from running counter-clockwise in the summer to running clockwise in the winter). Using ceiling fans can trim heating costs by 10 percent, according to Casablanca Fan Co.

Fans have become an extension of decorative lighting, with people returning to traditional styles with plated finishes or choosing a rustic style for a more casual look, Killingsworth said. Other fans have more natural materials, also fitting with the desire for a greener look and feel in homes.

Ceiling fans with new DC motors (instead of the traditional AC motors) enable homeowners to use less electricity, says Phil Sherer, vice president of sales at Masterpiece Lighting.

Some motors are virtually silent, and since the motors are smaller, the fans are lighter, he says.

These four fans show a possible new direction for ceiling fans.

Savoy House Fan d’lier - The fan d’lier is a mix between a chandelier and ceiling fan. Fan d’liers look like light fixtures but perform like fans, with the blades encased within the fan’s design. This style — the Bay St. Louis — has an antique copper finish and cream glass. Suggested retail price: $698, progressivelighting.com [2].

Brewmaster Belt Driven Ceiling Fan - A pulley-like system rotates the blades in the Brewmaster belt-driven ceiling fan by Fanimation. It not only has a unique vintage style, but the company says it cuts down on electricity costs. Blade options include cherry, walnut, rosewood, bamboo and palm leaf styles. Suggested retail price: $760, fanimation.com [3].

Emerson Midway Eco Fan - The sleek Emerson Midway Eco Fan, which is Energy Star-approved, has a motor that uses 75 percent less energy than other ceiling fans and blades that move up to 40 percent more air, according to the company. Prices vary, depending on size; www.emersonfans.com [4], www.masterpiecelighting.com [5]

Casablanca Brescia Fan - Many of Casablanca Fan Co.’s fans have earned the Energy Star rating. Energy Star-qualified ceiling fans are generally about 20 percent more efficient than standard ceiling fans, according to the company. One of its styles, the Brescia, has an arts-and-crafts style for homes. Prices vary, depending on size; for dealers, visit casablancafanco.com/Support/Find-a-Casablanca-Dealer


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Cheryl Eskridge
Eskridge Real Estate - Eagle River, WI
ABR, CRS, GRI, PMN, Broker, Licensed in WI & TX

Having had a fan in every room both in TX and WI I can surely attest to them helping with heat and cool. If you have it turning the correct way for each season they absolutely work.

Nov 03, 2012 09:36 PM #1
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Joe,

In Texas you will learn that having ceiling fans is the key to keeping cool! They are a must and in every bedroom for sure!! Ceiling fans do cut heating and cooling costs!

Nov 03, 2012 09:39 PM #2
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
We have ceiling fans in almost every room. They make all the difference in the summer. Moving the air really helps.
Nov 03, 2012 09:57 PM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Joe, My husband has practiced this for years and I will say that it does even out the temperatures in the room and makes us more comfortable.

Nov 03, 2012 10:38 PM #4
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Joe, we also have a vaulted ceiling in our family room and kitchen. Heating a house isn't as much of an issue here, but still we do have to do it some times of the year. Great tip, thanks for sharing Before I moved to Florida, I never saw one ceiling fan - we just didn't use them very much, but that has changed in the last 20 years. Now people all over the US are using them.


Nov 03, 2012 10:45 PM #5
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Ceiling fan in our front bedroom has a broken paddle and no light kit...I went to Lowe's yesterday and got a replacement - not the greatest selection this time of the year; however, the price was AWESOME!

Nov 03, 2012 10:51 PM #6
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Sure thing, it is time to put them in reverse. Thanks for sharing and I will be passing along.

Nov 03, 2012 11:21 PM #7
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


We LOVE ceiling fans.  We even install them in all of the bedrooms in the RENTAL homes we property manage.  

All the best, Michelle

Nov 04, 2012 12:02 AM #8
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Joe-I work with a builder who installs at least two of them in every house to help optimize both heating and cooling. Well done. 

Nov 04, 2012 12:19 AM #9
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Good Morning Joe,

Excellent post on ceiling fan.  It is important for people to pay attention to these low cost methods to making our homes more efficient

Nov 04, 2012 03:48 AM #10
Richard and Beth Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Massapequa, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Hi Joe... Great to hear you got power back and all always your post if full of good advice... we are still in the dark but things are getting better and I hope we are up and running before next weeks storm.. also can't wait to see what Tuesday brings us... Happy Day Joe

Nov 04, 2012 04:32 AM #11
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Joe we have them at Church and they do work, I don't know how much they save us, but it would be interesting to find out.

Nov 04, 2012 07:05 AM #12
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Joe.  Ceiling fans are so valuable.  Good post.

Nov 04, 2012 07:24 PM #13
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Joe, this is valuable information to share with our database.  I see many friends from Texas are commenting on the importance of using ceiling fans in Texas!

Nov 04, 2012 08:58 PM #14
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