Ceiling Fans and Air FlowFriday 16th May 2014 10:54am
Whether you are looking to save money, save the environment, or simply get some relief from an oppressively hot Australian summer, a ceiling fan is your answer. Ceiling fans are not only decorative alternatives to a plain-looking ceiling light – they are an increasingly popular home energy efficiency feature. Did you know that ceiling fans can reduce your electricity bill in both the summer and winter months? Fans can work with your air conditioning unit or open windows in the summer and with heat ducts or radiators in the winter to decrease your energy bills and your dependence on air conditioning and heat. By installing and running a ceiling fan, air can be pushed down or drawn up, cooling or heating whichever room you choose.
Increase Comfort in the Summer and Winter Months
Ceiling fans can drastically improve the airflow and ventilation in your home. During the summer months, you can use the fan to push the hot air out of an open window, or draw the cooler night air into an otherwise warm home. Circulating the fan counter-clockwise will push the hot air up, cooling the rest of the room. The fan can make the room feel several degrees cooler, allowing you to set your air conditioning at a higher temperature, or, better yet, leave your windows open. Having healthy, fresh air from an open window will considerably improve the air quality in your home.
At first, you might not think it would make sense to use a ceiling fan during the winter. However, heat rises, so during the winter months a ceiling fan can be used to push the air back down into the room. Otherwise, a large amount of heat can collect near the ceiling and it may be some time before you feel the warmth. If you run the fan clockwise on a low setting, it will gently push the warm air back down. This will allow you to set your thermostat lower and will provide a more evenly heated room.
Save Money and Energy
Our ceiling fans generate a quiet, cooling breeze and are available at the lowest possible price. Our fans can be used all year round; most of our fans incorporate summer and winter modes. Installing a ceiling fan in your house gives you an environmentally-friendly, low cost option to help with your heating and cooling needs. A new ceiling fan is the perfect way to shorten the amount of time you need to run your air conditioner or your furnace. When you run a ceiling fan during the hot summer months, it decreases your need for air conditioning. When you switch it on during winter months, you can turn down your thermostat a few degrees, saving money on your heating bill.
The fan should be placed in the centre of the room for peak performance. If your room is especially large or long, you may want to consider installing more than one fan.