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Ceiling Fan Circulation
Ceiling Fans are usually quite decorative and can help make a room look very good. They are the perfect touch and accent for a room and can add that something extra to the decor. However, not only do ceiling fans look good and match decor, but Ceiling fans also can be an important part of an energy conservation plan. This article is designed to provide information on how to effectively use ceiling fans to cut energy bills, maintain efficiency, and still provide an air temperate that is comfortable for you, your family, and your guests.

The most common use of ceiling fan takes place during the summer. Ceiling fans are most often used to circulate stagnant, hot air and to enhance the flow of air around a room or a building. In the summer time, the best way to use the fan is to use it in the standard (counter clockwise) direction. This has the effect of pushing the air downward and can make the air feel significantly cooler. This effect is similiar to what meteorologists often refer to as "wind chill," or the chilling affect that circulating air has on a person's skin.

A well placed ceiling fan can make the downward moving air feel 5 to as much as 10 degrees cooler on a person's skin. This makes a big difference in the summer time since it allow a person to set the heating level a lot higher why still remaining cool. By setting the thermostat higher, a person or household can cut their heating bills drastically. This can be really significant is energy starved areas like California or whenever the price of electricity goes up in the summertime during periods of high demand.

Conversely in the winter time, the fan should be set in reverse. This does not just push air downward, but instead has the affect of circulating the air around the room and reducing the air stagnation prevalent in most homes during the winter months. Most of the time, during the winter, the hot air rises up to the ceiling and stays trapped at the top of the room. A ceiling fan ensures that the air does not stay up at the top of the room, but instead moves down to where people can use it. In winter months, the recirculation of warm air can ensure that it is not lost and can also dramatically reduce heating costs. In time, the use of a ceiling fan can pay for itself.

Another way to use ceiling fans in both summer aand winter months is to deploy a small network of ceiling fans located throughout different rooms in a house or apartment. The ceiling fans can be used to circualte air within a room or between rooms and the combines effect of the cieling fans will be to have a constant breeze blowing throughout the house even in the most stagnant and humid summer months. Clearly ceiling fans are an item that most houses would be wise to add to their decorating schemes because of the potential benefits and cost savings.




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