Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale - Year-Round Savings With Ceiling Fans

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Real Estate Agent with Elite Realty Group

 

Year-Round Savings With Ceiling Fans
In general, people tend to think about air conditioners as a way to keep a home cool and heating units as a way to keep it warm. There’s nothing wrong with this line of thinking, of course. If you’re only relying on heaters and air conditioners to maintain the temperature, though, then you may be spending way more than you need to keep your home comfortable.
One key part of controlling your home’s heating and cooling costs that you might be ignoring is the humble ceiling fan. By using ceiling fans effectively, you can keep your home at more consistent temperatures throughout the year while spending a lot less on heating and cooling. If you like the thought of staying comfortable while spending less, here’s what you need to know about using your ceiling fans effectively.
Ceiling Fans Save Money
Modern ceiling fans are incredibly energy efficient, giving you a way to keep air circulating in your home without breaking the bank. In fact, the average cost of running a ceiling fan comes out to around only one cent per hour; compare this to 36 cents per hour or more to run an air conditioner, and you can see how big of a potential difference a ceiling fan can make. That’s not to say that you’ll be using a ceiling fan instead of an air conditioner, but using a fan in conjunction with air conditioning helps to create a windchill effect within your home that lets you set the thermostat a few degrees higher while maintaining the same comfort level in the home. This results in less overall time with the air conditioner on and lower overall spending on cooling.
A similar effect can be had during the winter. Heat rises, meaning that you’re spending a lot of money on heating in order to essentially heat your rooms from the top down. Having your ceiling fan going keeps the air circulating, preventing the warmest air from staying near the ceiling and making it easier to maintain comfortable temperatures without having to run the heat excessively. This can actually result in a more enjoyable heat as well, since the circulating air will help you avoid cool pockets and drafts near the floor.
Proper Fan Usage
If you’re using ceiling fans in your rooms throughout the year, it’s important to make sure that the fans are placed properly. Ideally you should have fans placed near the center of the room they’re installed in, hanging around 7 to 9 feet from the floor with around a foot clearance between the fan and the ceiling. Large fans are best so long as they work with your room layout and don’t interrupt your décor; as they have larger blades, they can move more air at once even when running at lower speeds and will save you more money than smaller fans.
During the summertime, you should have your ceiling fans spinning in a counterclockwise direction to create the desired windchill effect to keep things cool. When possible, you should also close curtains and blinds to prevent sunlight from heating up the air as well. Once temperatures start to drop and you turn on the heat, flip the switch on your ceiling fan so that it starts spinning clockwise to circulate the air without the windchill. Open up the blinds and curtains as well, letting in that free heat from the winter sun.
Installing Ceiling Fans
If you’re installing new ceiling fans in your rooms, you’re going to want to bring in an electrician to get everything wired correctly and make sure that the fans are hung properly.
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*original article by Shayne Stone on ActiveRain
 

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Comments (4)

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Our fans never stop running out here. Thanks again for the post, have a productive day.  Bill Salvatore 

Oct 27, 2021 05:23 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog I would say you are correct about that.  Here in East TN we use them mainly in the summer throughout the house but it is always on at night in my bedroom so I can sleep.  Have a fabulous day!

Oct 28, 2021 04:21 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Norma. Had many cieling fans when I lived in Florida. Back in Chicago with an aprtment in the sky, I have two. They are great. Enjoy your day.

Oct 27, 2021 05:39 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Wayne Martin I agree and my husband and I have to sleep with one on, I guess that is just habit for sure!

Oct 28, 2021 04:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding day.

Oct 27, 2021 07:18 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Roy Kelley thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Oct 28, 2021 04:22 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I never dug that deeply about the ceiling fans in that particular way, but thank you so much for the insight! It'll come in useful in my own practices

Oct 27, 2021 11:51 PM
Norma J. Elkins

Laura Cerrano thank you for stopping by and glad you found it useful.  I hope that you have a fabulous day!

Oct 28, 2021 04:23 AM