Something many people don’t realize is that ceiling fans are also beneficial to use in winter. That’s because heat rises. It collects at the upper regions of a room even though you may not feel it right away. In large rooms with high ceilings, the temperature differential can be as much as 15-20 degrees higher in the uppermost few feet than at floor level. It takes a while for that heat to trickle down to the thermostat sensor to signal your heating equipment to shut down. Meanwhile, a significant amount of energy gets wasted generating excess heat that collects around the ceiling. Be sure to set your fan to a winter setting to get the most out of it all year long!
Ceiling fans can help alleviate uneven heat between floors. Many multi-story homes are significantly warmer upstairs than downstairs. Mounting a ceiling fan at the top of the stairs will mix the air better and make comfort more uniform.
You may have heard that ceiling fans are an effective way to improve household comfort and reduce cooling bills during summertime. That’s because circulating air has the effect of a summer breeze that increases the rate of evaporation when you perspire. The more evaporation, the cooler you feel. But did you know that your ceiling fan can also benefit you in the winter as well?
Ceiling fans are one of the most energy-efficient appliances you’ll find in a home. The most efficient models cost little more to run than a 100-watt light bulb – just pennies a day. If you don’t have ceiling fans installed at optimal locations inside your home, don’t wait! Call Dave’s Cooling & Heating and start feeling the benefits today.