Ceiling Fans For Energy Conservation

A correctly sized and placed ceiling fan can lower air temperature in a room by as much as eight degrees. In the winter, ceiling fans can be set to run in reverse, which helps circulate warm air around a room.

Ceiling fans are available in a vast array of shapes, sizes, colors, and blade widths, so they can be placed in nearly any, and every, room in the house. The American Lighting Association suggests the following tips when choosing a fan:

  • Use 36- inch and smaller fans in rooms up to 75 square feet large
  • Use 36- to 42-inch fans in rooms up to 144 square feet
  • 50- to 54-inch fans are efficient in rooms of up to 225 square feet

Optimally, ceiling fans should be placed at least seven feet above the floor, while 8 to 9 feet from the floor is even better. If you have low ceilings, choose low profile fans, so they won’t be in the way.

Ceiling fans for damp rooms, like a bathroom, will be UL-listed for damp locations, while ceiling fans that are appropriate for porches and patios will be UL-listed for wet locations. When choosing a ceiling fan for these locations, be sure it has a corrosion and tarnish resistant high quality finish.

Ceiling fans are very easy to install, even remote controlled fans, and most come with complete step-by-step instructions so that even a novice can install them.

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