After discussing outdoor cooling methods, including outdoor fans, in last week’s episode, I realized we haven’t really talked about indoor ceiling fans. So, this week, I’ll give you some quicks on how to select, use and maintain your ceiling fans.
The right sized ceiling fan will keep you cool and save you money. Ceiling fans cost very little to run as compared to air conditioners. Running a fan will allow you to set your thermostat at a higher temperature when it’s hot outside so you can save money on your monthly electric bill. According to Energy Star, you can save 3-5% on air-conditioning costs for each degree you raise the thermostat.
Unlike air conditioners, ceiling fans don’t lower a room’s temperature or remove humidity from the air. But what we learned last week is that fans make us feel more comfortable by blowing humid air away from us and allowing the moisture on our skin to evaporate more readily. That’s what cools us down, making us feel 4-8 degrees cooler.
Show notes at BYHYU.com