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Make the Most of Ceiling Fans


By turning on the fan, you can turn up the savings!


If you are like most Americans, you have at least one ceiling fan in your home. Ceiling fans help our indoor life feel more comfortable. They are a decorative addition to our homes and, if used properly, can help lower energy costs.


TIPS FOR MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR CEILING FANS:


1. FLIP THE SWITCH – Most ceiling fans have a switch near the EODGHV ,Q ZDUP PRQWKV ÀLS WKH VZLWFK VR WKDW WKH EODGHV RSHUDWH LQ D FRXQWHU FORFNZLVH GLUHFWLRQ HIIHFWLYHO\ SURGXFLQJ D ³ZLQG FKLOO´ effect. Fans make the air near them feel cooler than it actually is. In winter, move the switch so the fan blades rotate clockwise, creating a gentle updraft. This pushes warm air down from the ceiling into occupied areas of the room. Regardless of the season, try operating the fan on its lowest setting. 2. ADJUST YOUR THERMOSTAT – In the summer, when using a fan in conjunction with an air conditioner, or instead of it, you can WXUQ \RXU WKHUPRVWDW XS WKUHH WR ¿YH GHJUHHV ZLWKRXW DQ\ UHGXFWLRQ in comfort. This saves money since a fan is less costly to run


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than an air conditioner. In the winter, lower your thermostat’s set point by the same amount. Ceiling fans push the warm air from the ceiling back down toward the living space, which means the furnace ZRQ¶W WXUQ RQ DV IUHTXHQWO\ 3. CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE – Make sure your ceiling fan is the right size for the room. A fan that is 36-44 inches in diameter will cool rooms up WR


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should be used to cool a larger space. 4. TURN IT OFF – When the room is unoccupied, turn the fan off. Fans are intended to cool people - not rooms.


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