Ceiling Fans Can Cut Heating and Cooling Cost

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Real Estate Mortgage Broker with Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 NMLS # 6869

“Ceiling Fans Can Cut Heating and Cooling Cost”

Our living room has a cathedral ceiling and pretty high. It takes a lot to heat the room, because of the ceiling height. In doing some research on a number of websites, I kept reading about how ceiling fans will move the heat down and work the opposite with air conditioning.

We purchased two Casablanca fans, which were amazing. I couldn’t believe how they did the trick. The extra electricity is a small price to pay for the saving of heat and cooling costs.

 

Ceiling FanCeiling Fans Can Help Heat Homes, Too

By: Lori Johnston

 

Feeling the breeze from a ceiling fan just may be a step you can take toward greater energy efficiency this fall.

You can save as much as 40 percent on the cost of cooling your home because a fan creates airflow that cools the people in the room, reducing the need for air conditioning, says Leslie Killingsworth, director of purchasing for Progressive Lighting/Lee Lighting stores.

In the winter, she says, ceiling fans recirculate the warm air at the top of the room, which raises the temperature in the living space below (if fans are switched from running counter-clockwise in the summer to running clockwise in the winter). Using ceiling fans can trim heating costs by 10 percent, according to Casablanca Fan Co.

Fans have become an extension of decorative lighting, with people returning to traditional styles with plated finishes or choosing a rustic style for a more casual look, Killingsworth said. Other fans have more natural materials, also fitting with the desire for a greener look and feel in homes.

Ceiling fans with new DC motors (instead of the traditional AC motors) enable homeowners to use less electricity, says Phil Sherer, vice president of sales at Masterpiece Lighting.

Some motors are virtually silent, and since the motors are smaller, the fans are lighter, he says.

These four fans show a possible new direction for ceiling fans.

Savoy House Fan d’lier - The fan d’lier is a mix between a chandelier and ceiling fan. Fan d’liers look like light fixtures but perform like fans, with the blades encased within the fan’s design. This style — the Bay St. Louis — has an antique copper finish and cream glass. Suggested retail price: $698, progressivelighting.com [2].

Brewmaster Belt Driven Ceiling Fan - A pulley-like system rotates the blades in the Brewmaster belt-driven ceiling fan by Fanimation. It not only has a unique vintage style, but the company says it cuts down on electricity costs. Blade options include cherry, walnut, rosewood, bamboo and palm leaf styles. Suggested retail price: $760, fanimation.com [3].

Emerson Midway Eco Fan - The sleek Emerson Midway Eco Fan, which is Energy Star-approved, has a motor that uses 75 percent less energy than other ceiling fans and blades that move up to 40 percent more air, according to the company. Prices vary, depending on size; www.emersonfans.com [4], www.masterpiecelighting.com [5]

Casablanca Brescia Fan - Many of Casablanca Fan Co.’s fans have earned the Energy Star rating. Energy Star-qualified ceiling fans are generally about 20 percent more efficient than standard ceiling fans, according to the company. One of its styles, the Brescia, has an arts-and-crafts style for homes. Prices vary, depending on size; for dealers, visit casablancafanco.com/Support/Find-a-Casablanca-Dealer

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Good Morning Joe,

Excellent post on ceiling fan.  It is important for people to pay attention to these low cost methods to making our homes more efficient

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Hi Joe... Great to hear you got power back and all always your post if full of good advice... we are still in the dark but things are getting better and I hope we are up and running before next weeks storm.. also can't wait to see what Tuesday brings us... Happy Day Joe

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Joe we have them at Church and they do work, I don't know how much they save us, but it would be interesting to find out.

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Hi Joe.  Ceiling fans are so valuable.  Good post.

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Joe, this is valuable information to share with our database.  I see many friends from Texas are commenting on the importance of using ceiling fans in Texas!

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