How a Ceiling Fan Cools
You’re probably familiar with the idea of “wind chill.” It’s what makes -1c degree feel like -12c in the winter in the colder climates. Ceiling fans operate on the same principle. By providing a breeze, ceiling fans make you feel cooler, while not actually lowering the room temperatures. If you have existing air conditioning you can set the thermostat higher saving energy and feeling just as cool eg instead of 22c set it to 27c degrees.
Winter heat savings with a ceiling fan
In the winter a ceiling fan continues to deliver energy and cost savings. Click on the winter mode button on the diagram below to see how it works. Simply run the ceiling fan in the slow reverse mode and it will pull all the hot air from the ceiling down to the floor level. This means that you can turn the thermostat down and studies have shown that up to 24% savings can be made on heating costs by using this simple feature. The higher the ceiling the more effective this will be and the greater the savings. Each degree reduction in the heating means a saving of around 6% on heating costs. A ceiling fan can thus operate and deliver reliable benefits and cost savings all the year round. Click on the image below for a demonstration with the animation.
This can result in tremendous energy savings as much as 40% off summer cooling bills. Even running on high speed, a ceiling fan typically uses less energy than a 100-watt light bulb. Of course, many people prefer to go without air conditioning altogether for much of the time. For them, the natural breeze provided by a ceiling fan is an ideal and even more economical option. With the motor being the only moving part there is very little to go wrong which means no annual servicing bills and year in-year out reliability and comfort.
Summer cost savings with a ceiling fan
See how much money you can save by installing a ceiling fan even if you already have air conditioning. Save up to 85% on installation costs and up to 97% in running costs.