Ceiling fans originated in hot, tropical states with somewhat poor savings. While more wealthy nations have eliminated ceiling fans with the advent of air conditioning, the ceiling fan of the past is making a significant comeback. This is no doubt because of the continuing escalating cost of utilities and the cost of keeping a complete house ac system. Folks are finally understanding that relaxation does not have to mean cold and in the process they are ready to save significantly on the monthly electric bills. How much savings of course is dependent upon local utility price and the quantity of time an ac system is in operation. Typically, however, a 2-3 dollar per DAY savings isn’t unreasonable if a household can use ceiling fans a large portion of the day rather than running the ac system.
Although ceiling fans have been in widespread use in the early 1900’s, they gave way to the air conditioning systems of today. A ceiling fan however is far more than an air motion system. They are beautiful and can be arranged to perfectly fit into any decor or area of your dwelling. Ceiling fans have a central motor with three to five blades attached. this unit is then mounted to the ceiling. Based upon the height of the ceiling, the device can be shut mounted, with the engine nearly touching the ceiling or on a fitting decorator bar to enable the unit to hang down into the space a bit more if the ceiling height is higher than the normal 8 feet. The engine drives the blades of the ceiling fans that move the air around. Air movement naturally cools individuals and makes them comfortable without resorting to the brute force of eliminating moisture and cooling via a compressor ac unit.
Lots of people wrongly assume that a ceiling fan is only good in the summer. Actually most enthusiasts built today have a reverse switch installed. This permits the fan to pull air from the floor area or push air from the ceiling. So in summer, you’d want air movement from low to high but in winter, with hot air rising, you’d obviously want the warmer air in the ceiling to be pushed down to heat the entire room. Ceiling fans are also a great to use anywhere there is individuals or living spaces such as bedrooms, living and family rooms and out on the backyard deck or patio.
So in the long run, a ceiling fan can be a fantastic way to bring a pleasant decorating touch to your house while saving big bucks on that monthly electrical bill. It’s not uncommon to save the purchase price of the ceiling fan in the first month, just on the electric bill alone. With your house more spacious, natural ventilation will make it more pleasant and enjoyable both indoors and out.