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  • Writer's pictureHorst Odparlik

Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans Can Help With Energy Costs

A ceiling fan installation can give your room an updated design as well as improved functionality to help reduce your energy bills.

A ceiling fan utilizes the “wind chill effect” to make you feel cooler, meaning you can turn up the thermostat between six to eight degrees since the ceiling fan will make you feel cooler. This can help you can save up to 47 percent on cooling costs. Of course, this also depends on local climate conditions and energy rates.

You can save roughly 15 percent on your heating bill during the cold months by reversing the ceiling fan direction in the winter to clockwise. Switching the fan direction and using it on a low speed creates an upward draft that sends warm air throughout the room. Simply change the ceiling fan direction by adjusting the small switch on the fan’s body or if you have a fan with a pre-installed receiver, you can use the included handheld remote. If you have a WiFi ceiling fan, you can change the ceiling fan direction in the app.

Don’t forget to consider how much you want to spend on a ceiling fan as well as the money you’ll potentially save by installing a ceiling fan.

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