Using Fans Can Lower Your Electric Bill by 25%!
Replacing your AC with fans can help lower your electric bill. Fans are a great way to trick your body and mind into thinking it’s cooler than it actually is; they blow hot air away from your body and can make a room feel up to 8 degrees cooler.
For example, if you set your AC to 83 degrees and run a fan, it could feel more like 75 degrees. You can run a ceiling fan for 8 hours a day for less than 10 cents. Running your air conditioner would cost fifty times more!
*Go Green* Tip!
Remember that fans keep people cool, not rooms. So if you’re not in the room, turn off the fan. Make sure your fan is blowing air down, not up!
Rather than running expensive AC while you sleep, use a fan and shed some covers. Blankets trap body heat, so during warm weather, just cover up with a thin sheet. Furthermore, there’s no need to cool the entire house while you’re sleeping. Even with your thermostat set several degrees higher, you can still be cool and comfortable at night by using a ceiling fan, box fan, or bed fan.