Most people think about family, food and festivities during the holidays. What most people don’t think about during the holiday season is their ceiling fan. Ceiling fans are often associated with cooling down during the summer time, but should also be used during winter months to reduce energy consumption and save money on energy bills.
As most of us remember from high school science class, warm air rises because it is less dense than cold air. When you crank up your thermostat during winter months, the warm air rises to the ceiling and will stay there unless it is re-circulated back into the room. This is why you should be thinking family, food, festivities and FANS during the holidays. Proper use of your ceiling fan during winter months will allow you to lower your thermostat and remain warm and toasty because the fan is re-circulating the warm air from your ceiling back down into the room. By relying more on your ceiling fan and less on your thermostat, you can save an average of 5% per month on your winter heating bills!
If you want to save even more money on your energy bill, consider investing in a DC motor fan. DC motor fans use up to 70% less energy than traditional AC motor fans because they are powered by magnets positioned around the perimeter of the rotor that create a magnetic field. This magnetic field requires much less electrical energy to create the torque required to rotate the motor’s rotor. In fact, the DC motor actually creates more torque than a traditional AC motor while consuming less energy!