Do Ceiling Fans Save You Any Money On Energy Bills?

Aug 25, 2022 | Ceiling Fans, Energy Bills

As a homeowner, you probably jump on the idea when you hear that there is a way to save on your energy bills. Because unfortunately, our requirements during the summer of keeping cool can get expensive. However, there are ways to keep you cool without breaking the bank, including investing in energy-efficient ceiling fans. Below, our air care professionals at MK Electric inform us about all the benefits of ceiling fans and how they can help save you on energy costs.   

How Does A Ceiling Fan Work? 

In the summertime, ceiling fans are utilized to circulate air throughout the home and create a breeze to keep occupants cool. If you like the feeling of a windy day, it’s essentially the same idea. Because ceiling fans cause a breeze, the air in motion assists in evaporating moisture from the air, causing a cooling effect. Although the breeze will only make it a couple of degrees cooler, it may be the difference that keeps you comfortable in your home. Doing this also helps your air conditioner because the system will have to work less to achieve your temperature goals. After all, ceiling fans help air circulate. 

Does Using A Ceiling Fan Work With Heat Circulation In The Wintertime? 

Believe it or not, ceiling fans can also benefit your energy costs in the wintertime. A switch on most ceiling fans allows you to reverse the direction in which it turns. Doing this creates a convection current, circulating heat and allowing the entire room to feel warmer. Because heat rises, without the use of your ceiling fan, heat could be stuck in the top of the room, leaving you cooler than you want to be during the winter season.   

Are Ceiling Fans Energy Efficient? 

To put it plainly and straightforwardly, ceiling fans are energy efficient. Although they are at a similar price point, you can save more energy and circulate air more successfully using ceiling fans rather than box fans. In addition, ceiling fans cost only a fraction of what a new air conditioner could cost you. They can even make your HVAC equipment last longer by lifting some of the stress of the equipment by circulating and assisting in maintaining the temperatures you desire around your home.   

Don’t knock it until you try it! This warmer season, try putting your ceiling fans to use! You’ll notice the difference air circulation around your home can make in no time. Now you can finally turn the temperature up a few degrees to lighten the stress load on your HVAC system during the summertime and vice versa during the wintertime. For more helpful tips on saving on your energy and HVAC costs, or if you’re looking for experts to help you with your next HVAC repair or maintenance task, the experts at MK Electric are always just a phone call away! Contact us today at (740) 652-9775, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here