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ENERGY-EFFICIENCY


Ceiling Fan Cuts Energy Bills; Improves Comfort


Running a ceiling fan along


with your air conditioner can cool you down enough that you can inch your thermostat up a little bit — and save some money on hot-weather energy bills. Here are three ways to get the


most out of the ceiling fans in your house: 1. Most ceiling fans have a


determine which direction to set your fan blades is to turn the fan on and stand under it. If you feel a cool breeze on your skin, you’ve chosen the “summer” setting. If you don’t, reverse the direction of the blades. 2. Ceiling fans cool people,


not rooms. The downward-flowing breeze will make you feel more


Stay Safe Around Fireworks


Whether you’re attending a fireworks display or setting off your  overhead power lines.


If you notice that organizers of the fireworks show your family attends are too close to electrical lines, leave the party early. And if you’re involved with setting up a neighborhood display,  from utility lines.


switch that lets you change the direction of the blades so they rotate clockwise (spinning to the right) or counter-clockwise (spin- ning to the left). Some fan manu- facturers label this “forward” and “reverse.” It used to be that every manufacturer would advise home- owners to set their fan blades to spin counter-clockwise in the summer and clockwise in the win- ter. That’s often still true, but not for all brands. The better way to


comfortable, but it won’t actually change the temperature of your room. So turn off the ceiling fan when you leave the room where it’s located. There’s no need to pay for the energy it takes to run it if nobody is in the room to enjoy it. 3. When you add or replace a


ceiling fan, choose an Energy Star model, which is up to nine times more efficient at moving air than others.


Stay away from utility poles, too; never string fireworks on them. And if you’re using a lad- der to set up your display, keep it  which are energized and can elec- trocute someone who accidentally touches one. Finally, if anything gets tangled in an overhead power line, do not try to retrieve it. Call VVEC at  situation seems like an emergency, dial 911.


Celebrate Independence Day


with good food, friends and family,  don’t forget to celebrate safely.


Have a Happy 4th of July!


July 2012 VVEC Power Circuit 3


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