Saving Money With Ceiling Fans

Don't forget that you can use your ceiling paddle fans
year-round to help cut your utility bills. In fact, the mild
spring weather is an excellent time to use your ceiling fan
in the upward-flow direction. On a mild sunny day, using
your ceiling fan can eliminate the need for your furnace or
heat pump to come on at all. In the summer, switch the
blade rotation so the air blows directly down. Medium
or high speed is often used to create noticeable air flow
against your body. This breeze can make you feel five to
ten degrees cooler than you would in still air of the same
temperature. Just seeing curtains move in the breeze and
hearing the sound of the fan has been shown to make
people actually feel cooler.

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