Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Save Energy With Ceiling Fans

Can I just tell you that I heart our ceiling fans? We have ceiling fans in every bedroom and one in the living room and I really love having them.

Using ceiling fans can greatly reduce your electric bill. In the summer time I am able to go quite some time without turning on the air conditioner because we have ceiling fans. During the hottest parts of summer air conditioners can cost about $3 a day to operate. Ceiling fans cost about $.10 a day. Combine your ceiling fan along with turning up your thermostat 5 degrees and you can save as much as 40% off your energy bill (according to Mid American Energy).

Remember though ceiling fans are only useful when your in the room. Make sure you turn them off when you leave so you aren't wasting electricity.

This post is linked to the Frugal Tuesday Tip.

1 comment:

  1. Lori Holden, Certified Lighting Consultant, Ferguson Enterprises, Fargo, NDApril 12, 2011 at 5:03 AM

    Don't forget, fans can be just as useful in the winter, especially with higher ceilings. They have a reversing feature so that in the winter you are circulating the warm air. It pulls the air up and moves it down the side walls without creating a draft on the people below.