Fans Can Help you Save Money this Summer
July is a great time to host a barbecue or party. Whether it’s to celebrate the Fourth of July, celebrate being on summer vacation or just a chance to spend time with family and friends, it’s a popular time to entertain.
Unfortunately, it’s also often a hot and humid time, which can make it hard to keep your home and your guests comfortable. And, relying on your thermostat to stay cool can result in astronomical electrical bills, an overworked HVAC unit and a lot of wasted energy.
The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to stay cool without turning down your thermostat. Today we’ll focus on fans and how you can strategically use them to keep your home cool on even the hottest days.
Ceiling Fans Provide Many Benefits
Ceiling fans can help your home feel more comfortable, they can help you save money on your electrical bill and they provide additional light and decorative touches.
Given their many benefits, if you don’t already have them throughout your house, you should consider installing them. Additionally, selecting an Energy Star rated fan will help you to save even more energy and money.
While fans don’t actually make your home cooler, the breeze that they cause creates a wind chill that makes your home feel cooler. Making your home comfortable at warmer temperatures can result in significant savings on the cost of cooling your home – some people save as much as 30%.
And, during the winter fans can be reversed to help push warm air downward, making them effective year-round. If you have ceiling fans, make sure that you’re taking advantage of them, and if you don’t have them, consider having some installed as soon as you can.
Handheld Fans are More than Just Decorations
It’s not uncommon to see handheld fans used as decorations or decorative touches throughout a home, but surprisingly very few people use these as a way to stay cool.
This is a shame because handheld fans are an effective and efficient way to get relief on a hot day.
It’s a simple solution, but sitting down and relaxing with a handheld fan will bring immediate relief from the heat. So, if you have these around, make sure that you’re taking advantage of the cooling benefits they provide.
Standing Fans can be an Effective Way to Cool During Events
We all know that it’s not a good idea to leave appliances constantly plugged in, and for this reason, you don’t want to rely on standing fans as a regular way to stay cool.
However, if you’re going to have a party or host an event with lots of people in your home, standing fans can be a good way to keep your home cool.
On a hot day with a house full, positioning a few standing fans throughout your home can really help to cool things off. It’s true that standing fans aren’t an every-day solution, but they might be the perfect way to keep from having to turn your thermostat to freezing temperatures during your next summer get together.
If you have friends that are interested in ways to save on their electrical bill this summer, please share this article with them. And call JDV Electric today at 610-364-5099 if have any questions about using fans or need to have ceiling fans installed.
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