Everyone wants to save money on his or her energy bills. However, most people think that this requires them to upgrade to more expensive equipment. Luckily, there are some easy ways to reduce your energy costs with the equipment you already have, such as the proper use of your ceiling fans. Here’s how:
- The summer months – You probably use your ceiling fans to keep you cool during those hot Indianapolis summers. However, do you know that doing so is saving you money? The breeze a fan creates is not affecting the temperature; however, it is helping to evaporate moisture, making it feel cooler. This means that you don’t have to lower your thermostat as much in order to feel comfortable. Keeping your home a few degrees warmer in the summer can make a big difference on those cooling bills.
- The winter months – It may surprise you to know that your ceiling fans can have just as big of an effect on your home comfort in the winter as they do in the summer. Most ceiling fans have a switch that allows them to rotate in the opposite direction. Blowing upward, they displace warm air that has collected near the ceiling. That warm air then circulates downward into the living spaces. Because your fan is spreading heat around more evenly, you will feel much warmer and, as a result, your heating system does not have to work as hard. Due to the fact that heat rises, the second floor of your home will often feel warmer than your first floor. Placing a ceiling fan at the top of the stairs will help move that heat downward where it’s needed, making your entire home a much more even temperature.
Use your ceiling fans throughout the year to save on energy costs. For more information about keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, please contact us at Mowery Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We provide quality HVAC service in the greater Indianapolis area.
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