We’re Fans of Fans!

Before you turn on your air conditioning, turn to your fans!

Fans are an energy-efficient and cost-effective way to stay comfortable as the weather heats up.

Fans help circulate air and provide immediate relief by creating a breeze, which helps to evaporate sweat from your skin.    

You may be able to raise the thermostat about 4°F with no reduction in comfort when you’re in a room with a ceiling fan running thanks to a wind chill effect.

With spring underway and temperatures rising, follow these helpful tips and tricks for using fans to make your home environment cooler and more comfortable! You should:

  • Set ceiling fans to spin counterclockwise when viewed from below to pull hot air upwards and produce a breeze.
  • Turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room, because fans cool people, not rooms.
  • Use the bathroom vent fan to remove heat and humidity when showering or bathing—and consider adding spot ventilation to your laundry room.
  • Turn on the ventilation fan when cooking to remove excess heat from the kitchen.

For best results, make sure ventilation fans expel hot, humid air outside your home (not just into the attic).

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