When The Heat Is On, Add A Ceiling Fan
When the temperatures reach record-setting levels, and the heat is almost more than you can take, walking into a cold home can take your breath away. The extremes are almost unbearable.
Maybe what you need is to add a ceiling fan instead, and keep comfortable with the cool breezes of the blades turning round and round.
There’s a lot of confusion on how ceiling fans work to keep you cool.
In the summer, a ceiling fan is designed to operate in counterclockwise position, set on medium to high speeds. A ceiling fan doesn’t cool the room. Instead, ceiling fans are designed to create an artificial breeze that works to keep you cool. It helps evaporate moisture from your skin, to help you keep your cool even on the hottest days of the year.
This allows you to turn your thermostat up a few degrees, helping you save money on your utility bill each month. It also means less wear and tear on your air conditioner, which helps extend the life of your equipment.
When you add a ceiling fan to your room and set it to turn counterclockwise (while looking up at it), the blades are slanted in such a way that they will push the air down towards the floor of the room. This creates a noticeable breeze. The faster the blades rotate, the more air will be pushed throughout your space, the cooler you’ll feel.
But this process doesn’t cool the temperature of the air. It only makes you feel cooler. That’s why it does no good to leave your ceiling fan on if you aren’t in the room. At that point, it’s merely an energy waster, using electricity to operate the ceiling fan while you’re not there. It can actually heat the space too, as the motor heats as it continues to run.
There’s a ceiling fan for every room in your home. They come in all shapes and sizes, and are designed for both inside and outside use. It can help cool you in your bedroom while you sleep, be an artistic as well as a functional display in your living space, and help you enjoy your outside rooms even more months of the year. If you want to upgrade, you can even find ceiling fans with smart technology, helping your home become even more energy efficiency throughout the year.
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