Understanding the Proper Use of Ceiling Fans

Many people in the Metroplex use ceiling fans in order to stay comfortable. Although these are a fantastic invention, they also have limitations when it comes to the comfort of you and your family. After all, although a ceiling fan may help to keep the family cool in certain situations, it is not going to cool the temperature in the home at all. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at ceiling fans so that you can understand their proper use and ensure that you are using them to save money without sacrificing on the necessary AC unit, which will keep you even more comfortable.

First of all, when you use a ceiling fan, it is not going to cool the room where it is running. As a matter of fact, the motor that operates the ceiling fan may actually cause the temperature in the room to rise slightly, as it continues to run on a regular basis. The thought that a ceiling fan cools the room itself is a misconception that many people have. Why is it that you feel more comfortable in a room with a ceiling fan if it does not cool the air?

Quite simply, operating a ceiling fan in a room is going to cause the moisture that is naturally on the skin to evaporate more quickly. This is the way that the body cools itself, by sweating and then through evaporation. When you operate a ceiling fan while you are in the room, it may not lower the temperature of the room but it will help to make you more comfortable through the evaporation process.

Of course, it is also important for you to ensure that the room is sufficiently cool through the use of your AC system. When used together properly, it can help to save you money because you may be able to keep the home at a higher temperature without sacrificing your comfort as a result. If you are in a room that is not using the ceiling fan, you will feel the additional heat.

How to Operate Your Ceiling Fan

Obviously, it is going to cost you money to operate your ceiling fan because it is tied to the electricity in the home. It is estimated that operating ceiling fan may cost as much as $10 per month, if it runs continually, 24 hours a day. Since running a ceiling fan does not have any benefit unless you are actually sitting in the room, you can save money if you turn off the ceiling fan when you are not in the room.

You also need to ensure that the ceiling fan is blowing in the right direction. Most ceiling fans contain a switch which will reverse the fan blades. In the hotter weather, the fan should be circulating so that the air is blowing straight down and cooling the skin directly. In the cooler months, the fan should be blowing upward so that the air is moved toward the walls and the warmer air comes down to the living space.

At Select AC, we want you to be comfortable in your home. We understand that ceiling fans are a big part of your comfort, but do not overlook the air conditioning system in your home, because it is what cools the air. We have run our family operated business for years in the Metroplex and we are ready to assist you in overcoming any difficulties that you may be experiencing with your AC unit. Call us today for more information or a free quote.

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