Save Energy Year-Round with Ceiling Fans

December 19, 2016 4

Energy savings are on everyone’s mind these days, so it makes sense that you’d want to invest in appliances and conveniences for your home that can help you save energy and make you feel more comfortable at the same time. If you notice the air distribution in your home is uneven, before investing in a new furnace or air conditioner, you may want to consider another, less invasive option. The addition of an eco-friendly ceiling fan, like those made by Emerson, can help create even temperatures in the main living areas of your home.

Cooler Rooms in the Summer

You’re probably already aware that a ceiling fan can help keep rooms feeling cooler during the summer months. Many people used to depend greatly on ceiling fans but moved away from them once air conditioning became the norm. What you may not know, however, is that a ceiling fan used in conjunction with your air conditioning during the hot summer months can help you lower your energy bills by as much as 20 percent.

When you turn on the ceiling fan in a hot room, make sure that the blades are turning counterclockwise, creating a downward breeze that makes you feel cooler. This, in turn, allows you to set your thermostat higher, resulting in less AC and overall energy usage.

Best of all, when you invest in an eco-friendly ceiling fan, such as the Luxe Eco by Emerson, you can have this room cooling feature for only 30 watts of energy – less than what you’d use in many lightbulbs.

 

Warmer Rooms in the Winter

The same ceiling fan that keeps you feeling cooler in the summer can also be used to help keep you warmer in the winter. During the winter months when the heat is running, the warm air in your home rises where it gets trapped near the ceiling. This is particularly true in homes with high ceilings, and is not where you want your warm air to be going.

What most people don’t know is that nearly every ceiling fan has a setting to run in either direction. By running your ceiling fan clockwise at low speed in the winter, the blades will help to circulate that warm air. The fan helps control airflow and pushes it outward towards the walls and down to the floor area, making the room feel warmer and more comfortable. This allows you to turn down the heat on your furnace, saving you money on your energy bills. This allows you to turn down the heat on your furnace, saving you money on your energy bills.

And with eco-friendly ceiling fans like the Midway Eco, energy-efficient motors use up to 75 percent less energy than conventional ceiling fans. Despite using less energy, these fans move as much as 40 percent more air than standard fan blades, so you’ll see a significant drop in your energy usage all year long.

 

Lower Your Energy Bills with Emerson Ceiling Fans

Installing ceiling fans in the rooms you spend the most time in can have a significant impact on your energy bill and your comfort level. Best of all, eco-friendly ceiling fans from Emerson are attractive, stylish, and able to fit in with any décor. Add them on to your interior design to see the benefits for yourself.

When you’re ready to add style, comfort, and energy savings to your home, stop in at any Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre location. Our expert staff are ready and able to help you find the perfect addition to any room of your home. Stop in today and start saving energy year-round.



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