If your ceiling fan is more prop than a functioning part of your battle against high energy bills, you’ve got a lot to look forward. The same holds true if you haven’t experienced the joy of owning and operating one or more ceiling fans.
And yet, as with most things in life, not just any ceiling fan will do. The kind you want has a switch on the motor that controls the direction of the blades. The proper settings are counter-clockwise in the summer, and clockwise in the winter. In the winter, the object is to push the trapped warm air from up around the ceiling back within your comfort zone. The added heat will allow you to enjoy maximum comfort at a lower temperature setting, thus helping cut your costs.
During the summer months, simply flip the switch so the fan is pulling heat up towards the ceiling, thus making it cheaper to cool your house, or at least that area where you have your fans.
Here’s one more way to use a ceiling fan to your advantage. If you live in a two-story home, warm air is rising upward from the lower floor, making the upstairs feel warmer while you’re wasting energy to stay comfortable downstairs. So, by installing and running a ceiling fan in an open stairway, it will draw the warm air upward or push it back down, depending on the season.
To add a little visual spice to your home plus added comfort and lower energy costs, contact Genesis Electric today to request our ceiling fan installation service. We’ll do the job up to or beyond your expectations and, just like always, with a guaranteed upfront price.