Are you confused about whether ceiling fans provide any real benefits? It isn’t easy to decide on this when some reports say they save on utilities and others say they don’t, or at least not enough to warrant the cost of operating them. Let’s shed a bit of light on that topic. First of all, many of the naysayers do not consider the amazing energy efficiency built into today’s ceiling fans. Energy Star-rated ceiling fans are as much as 60 percent more efficient than older models, thus saving roughly $200 over ten years.
The confusion about the energy savings is also exacerbated by the debate about whether ceiling fans actually decrease the temperature. While it is true that they do not, that doesn’t mean you won’t feel cooler and likely be able to raise the thermostat, which does save on your utility bill. Furthermore, by setting the blades the opposite direction during the cold months, you can push warm air down for additional comfort.
Ceiling fans offer additional benefits, as well, including added beauty, and using ones with a light kit can give you additional illumination where you need it. Ceiling fans are also beneficial outdoors, but be sure to get one rated for that usage.
If you have questions about ceiling fans and would like to have some added to your home or replace existing ones, give us a call at Mister Sparky by Wise Electric Control Inc. As a full-service electrician, we can install ceiling fans where wiring is not yet in place, as well as replace existing ones using the circuitry already in place. Ceiling fans can add value, beauty, and comfort to your home, and with the right ones, you can enjoy energy savings.