Apart from being decorative pieces, ceiling fans are extremely useful in circulating air and lowering the cooling and heating costs year round. Even if you have A/C for summer and a good heating system for winter, using the ceiling fans together with your existing system will allow you to reach the temperature you desire with using less energy. What happens when heating and cooling a home is that the warmer air concentrates towards the ceiling and the cooler air stays near the floor. This causes an inefficient distribution of air whether you are trying to heat your house or cool it. This situation causes people to set their A/C to cooler temperatures than they really need, and turn up the heaters more than needed just to compensate for the uneven distribution of air. The matter gets worse when we talk about spaces with high ceilings.
What ceiling fans do is facilitate the vertical airflow to provide a more even air temperature inside the house. This way, whether you are heating or cooling your house, you don’t have to overuse your heating and cooling units. To achieve this, you need to use your ceiling fan depending on the season:
During warm months, the ceiling fan should be set up so that it blows the air straight down. This will blow the warm air down and force it to mix with the cooler air accumulating below. Furthermore, it creates a nice breeze that lowers the felt air temperature. In colder months, the ceiling fan should be set to blow the air towards the ceiling. This causes the warm air accumulating in the ceiling to move to the sides of the room and come down from the walls. The result is a nice, mixed air temperature with an indirect air circulation that is ideal for winter months.
Come over to our showroom or give us a call. Our sales advisers are here to help you pick the ideal ceiling fans for your house, whether you’re looking for traditional or contemporary fans. Furthermore, we can help customize your fan with light units and dimmer controls where available.