March 30, 2016

St. Louis room with ceiling fan

Are you looking for ways to improve energy efficiency and save on heating and cooling costs?

Maintain your home’s HVAC system and you will get the best performance from it. Are you looking for ways to improve energy efficiency and to save on heating and cooling costs? Our St. Louis HVAC expert from Scott-Lee Heating Company will share a simple and low cost way to save you money this year.

Ceiling fans are a great way to improve energy savings in a home. A ceiling fan does not use more power than a 100 watt light bulb and can help you save money on utility bills throughout the year. Ceiling fans provide various benefits during both winter and summer.

Winter Benefits of Ceiling Fans

Running ceiling fans clockwise throughout winter months can reduce heating costs by over 10 percent. Irrespective of what season it is, warm air always rises upwards, towards the ceiling. A ceiling fan running clockwise pushes warm air against the ceiling and down the walls, thereby recirculating warm across the room without creating any cold drafts.

Summer Benefits of Ceiling Fans

Running a ceiling fan in a counter-clockwise direction in the summer months provides great energy savings. Ceiling fans do not bring down the room temperature, but they make the room feel cooler by better circulating cool air. If the outdoor temperature is comfortable, turn off the air conditioner, open the windows, and turn on the ceiling fan. Ceiling fans circulate warm air outdoor, making the temperature feel up to 8 degrees cooler. This can reduce your utility bill by over 40 percent.

Using Ceiling Fans Efficiently

Invest in an Energy Star fan; these ceiling fans circulate almost 15 percent more air compared to standard fans and are up to 60 percent more energy efficient compared to a 150 watt light bulb. For the best results, install multiple ceiling fans throughout your home. Ceiling fans offer a great way to achieve considerable energy savings the entire year. They require low initial investment and whatever you invest is easily recovered over the next few months by way of savings on energy bills.

These tips are provided by Scott-Lee Heating Company. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please feel free to give us a call at (314) 200-0788. A St. Louis HVAC professional will be happy to help you improve the comfort level of your home.