In Alberta, our summer is usually short and sweet so why waste your money on air conditioning when you can use strategically placed ceiling fans instead? Ceiling fans definitely have a place in every home and come in every shape, colour style and size imaginable. No more wicker – we promise! They are especially comfortable in bedrooms at night, and generally quieter than standing fans.
Ceiling fans use much, much less energy: about 50-70 watts of energy compared to about 4000-6000 watts of energy for the same amount of time! Energy Star models are the most efficient energy savers – they are around 60% more efficient. They are also a less expensive investment at the outset, and add a wonderful romantic touch to any room in the house.
Did you know that ceiling fans can make a room around 7 degrees cooler by moving air around? If you run it on high in one direction, the air will cool within minutes. (Make it’s going in the right direction – you should feel the air when you’re underneath it.)
So if you’re looking for a cooldown solution for the rest of our prairie summer, try ceiling fans; they’re functional, they’re cool and they save money and energy.
Are you interested in a ceiling fan for your space?