Do Ceiling Fans Help With Heating Costs?

Summer is here! The sun is shining in beautiful California, but as the sun shines, the heat rises and when the temperature rises we tend to resort to our cooling units to help us keep cool.

However, many of us like to keep our energy costs low, staying true to your budget every summer can be hard and we understand. How about this summer, help your budget and invest in a ceiling fan. Adding a ceiling fan is an excellent way to beat the summer heat while lowering energy bills.

If you’re thinking about installing a fan this summer, here are some tips to keep to be mindful of to make sure you get the most out of your ceiling fan.

How Ceiling Fans Cut Down On Electricity Costs?

The first thing you need to understand about your ceiling fans is that they do not lower your home’s temperature. Ceiling fans circulate the air around your skin which in turn makes you making you feel cooler. The objective of the ceiling fan is to keep you cool without having to you having to resort to using the air conditioner.

What Size Ceiling Fan Do I Need?

The size of the fan will vary based on the size of the room you are trying to put it in. If you have a large room with vaulted ceilings, you are going to need a large fan to cool the entire space. Likewise, if you have a small room, a fan too large may be very uncomfortable as the fan may take up too much space and give a cold sensation.

To help you figure out the perfect size fan for your home we created a cheat sheet table below.

Room Size

Blade Span

50 sq. feet

29 inches

50 – 75 sq. feet

29 – 36 inches

51 – 150 sq. feet

36 – 42 inches

150 – 225 sq. feet

42 – 50 inches

225 – 400 sq. feet

50 – 54 inches

Using The Ceiling Fan In the Winter – Reverse Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans don’t just have to save you money during the summer months. Most fans have a “reverse” mode that can save you big in the summer as well. Switching the flow of the blades helps pull the cold air from the bottom of the room and pushes down the warm air that rises. Doing this will keep your home warm, so you can use your heating system less.

The benefits of ceiling fans in the winter!

Call Mister Sparky Today! (707) 723-4066

Installing a ceiling fan can be a little overwhelming for the casual “do-it-yourselfer.” Because it requires intricate knowledge of your home’s electrical system, it’s best to call a professional to do the job right. At Mister Sparky, our electricians, are experienced in installing all types of ceiling fans. Call today for a free estimate, and you could be enjoying your new fan as soon as tomorrow. Don’t wait! Schedule your appointment today!