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Helping YOU Save This Summer

Ceiling fans make you more comfortable and help you save on energy bills. Here are some things about ceiling fans that you may not know.

Ceiling fans cool people, not the air - Airflow from the fan doesn’t lower the temperature of the room but creates a wind chill effect that makes you feel cooler, reducing the need for A/C. Ceiling fans spinning in an empty room is a waste of energy, so turn them off when you leave.

Set spin direction - Most ceiling fans include a switch that changes the direction of the blades. Ceiling fans should be set counterclockwise in the summer to help create a downdraft, which creates a cooling breeze.

Location matters - Thinking of installing a ceiling fan? For optimal performance, ceiling fans should be seven to nine feet above the floor and 10 to 12 inches from the ceiling. Locate ceiling fans as close to the center of the room as possible.