Living in South Florida can be pricey, particularly once the summer rolls around. Air conditioning, especially when using a central air system, can cost you hundreds of dollars a year. In fact, the chances are that your air conditioning is the most expensive energy sucker in your home. That’s why you should consider ceiling fan installation.
Your hot water use, insulation, and even your choice of light bulbs can all impact your electric bill. You can do several things at home to conserve energy and bring the cost of your bill down, but having an electrician install a ceiling fan is one of the most effective solutions.
Start by making sure that you properly sealed all of your doors, windows, and vents. You also need proper insulation in all areas of your home. This will prevent the cool air circulating in your home from escaping through any small cracks. Installing dimmer switches and using energy-efficient light bulbs is also a great way to reduce your energy use.
Hot water can be a sneaky and expensive energy usage. By taking shorter showers and washing your clothes in cold water, you can see a decrease in your monthly bill. You can also lower the temperature on your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. You won’t notice the difference in your everyday life, and you will be saving a lot of energy.
When you utilize all of these tips at once, you may see a large change on your energy bill. Still, the last and most impactful thing you can do is increase the temperature from your air conditioning a few degrees. You can also stop using plug-in air conditioners and fans. Raising the temperature of your air conditioner in the middle of the summer seems like a daunting task, but that’s why you should consider ceiling fan installation.
Ceiling fans won’t change the temperature in the room, but they will give you a cooling effect. They will also decrease the humidity in the room, which will have a significant impact on how comfortable that room is. We all know how important humidity control in South Florida is.
While they won’t physically change the temperature, they do help boost your air conditioning system. When you opt for ceiling fan installation, your air conditioner will turn on less often, and you’ll be able to set it at a higher temperature. The comfort level will be the same, but the cost will be much lower.
If you want your energy bill to be at its lowest point, schedule a ceiling fan installation and follow these tips. Only use the ceiling fans when you’re home and occupying the room with the fan. Use your thermostat to raise your air conditioning temperature by four degrees or more if you’re comfortable. Four degrees is the recommended temperature adjustment because it’s the average amount that a ceiling fan can compensate for in your home.
Raising the air conditioning temperature can save a good amount of money over time, but let’s crunch the numbers. Central air conditioner systems cost about 36 cents an hour to run, and ceiling fans cost about one penny an hour. Thirty-six cents versus one cent can make a massive difference on your next energy bill.
Ceiling fans are well worth the investment. After a few years, it will practically pay for itself. You can’t deny the dramatic price difference between running your central air conditioner on full blast versus using a ceiling fan.
Don’t suffer through the summer months without a ceiling fan. If you’re worried about your energy usage this summer, you shouldn’t wait to schedule your appointment. Contact Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric today at 561-391-1048 to schedule your ceiling fan installation.