Low energy ceiling fans
Ceiling fans are not only stylish, but functional.
During the summer months keep your home cool by running your ceiling fan counter clockwise to allow air circulation throughout the room. It's no secret that ceiling fans are more cost-effective than air conditioning units. Ceiling fans require very little energy to run, typically from 10-60w depending on fan speed. Ceiling fans can also be used in conjunction with pre-existing central air systems, which will allow you to get the most out of your energy usage.
In the winter months, run your ceiling fan clockwise to re-circulate warm air from the ceiling, eliminating cold spots and cold drafts. As heat rises, redistributing the warm air will allow your central heating system to work more efficiently, which can lower your heating bills by up to 10%.
Whether you want to accent your room with a decorative fan, save money on energy consumption or make a room feel cooler or warmer, ceiling fans can do it all.
Ceiling fan benefits
The most obvious benefit to installing a ceiling fan in your room will be air circulation during hot summer days. Moving air always feels cooler than still air even if it's not actually a different temperature.
Hidden benefits to ceiling fans
There are a few less obvious bonus features of ceiling fan. In the winter when your heating is working, a ceiling fan will help to circulate the warm air that collects at the ceiling. This will make the room feel warmer everywhere, rather than just at the ceiling, so your central heating has to do less work. Less heating is more money in your pocket.
How much power does a ceiling fan use?
The fan motor will use the most power when it's running at full speed, and less power when it's running more slowly. The ceiling fans on this page will all use between 10 and 60 watts of power when the ceiling fan is running. This is in addition to any power used by the light fitting that is part of many ceiling fans.
The cost of running a ceiling fan will vary depending on which electricity tariff you're using. As a rough guide a fan will probably use £4.27 of electricity per year.
(To calculate this, we assumed that your electricity costs 13p per unit, and you use the fan for an average 3 hours each day at an average of 30w)
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