Many homeowners use air conditioners and ceiling fans at the same time. This can use up plenty of energy. Improving energy efficiency is wonderful. We have talked before about ceiling fans, but now we have another chance to talk about them further.
The Cool Facts of Ceiling Fans
The ceiling fans are meant to keep their users cool and not the rooms that they are in at that moment. Fans work by using the windchill effect to their advantage, which is why room fans work similarly but are standing on the floor instead of being mounted on the ceiling. Moving air helps you cool down because it can evaporate moisture for you. However, one bad idea is to leave a ceiling fan running in a room that is currently unoccupied.
In the past, air conditioners were very poorly designed and inefficient. This was bad news for homeowners because spring and summers were unbearably hot, and they couldn’t get much relief with cool air. Either the ducts weren’t set up the right way, or they didn’t even exist yet. Uneven cooling is unpleasant, to say the least. Old-school ceiling fans could move the air that the AC units generated to spread it out more evenly. Modern models of AC units are much more powerful and energy-efficient, but that doesn’t mean that ceiling fans are now obsolete.
Saving Energy in Summer
Spring is coming up in several weeks, and then a few months after that, it will officially be summertime. You just have to pay attention to your thermostat and how you plan on using your AC unit as the weather changes.
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