|Ceiling Fans Don't Save Energy! Unless you are in the room.|
While that isn't much, it will cost you $4.38 to $5.50 per month on medium speed if always running (without lights). Yes, that does not sound like much but when you consider most houses have more than one fan, it starts to add up. I am in houses all the time with 5-6 ceiling fans on, running 24/7. That is a real waste, money blown away for nothing. When we cut needless energy use we save money, every little bit adds up.
|Thermal Image of running ceiling fan.|
Ceiling fans DO have their place, when you are in the room under the fan you will feel a few degrees cooler. Just like that cool breeze that is so nice out side. The breeze usually isn't any cooler than the air temperature but you feel cooler, as it passes over you. If you apply this to reducing you AC use, turn the fan on and adjust your thermostat up a couple few degrees to compensate.
I really like it cold at night, if I kept the house at the temperature I like the family would not be happy. So rather than freeze out everyone in whole house I sleep with my ceiling fan on. It cools me nicely and Shaun-ta' can have a blanket on next to me. But the kids don't have to put on winter gear just to accommodate Dad's temperature. It is a good compromise and it does reduce our AC costs.
|Ceiling fan Energy Label|