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Jan 14, 2009

They may not be high-tech, but ceiling fans are an energy efficient way to regulate the temperature of your home and reduce your energy bill. Heating and cooling are responsible for 40 percent of all residential energy consumption. Reduce the amount of energy it takes to a keep your home comfortable by installing a few fans -- they'll keep you cool in the summer and help circulate warm air in the winter.

In the summer, the breeze of a counter-clockwise ceiling fan will make you feel cooler and in the winter the direction of the fan can be changed to clockwise to efficiently circulate warm air. 

In the summer, place fans around your home or install ceiling fans in the rooms you use the most. The breeze will make you feel cooler and you can comfortably raise the thermostat on your air conditioner. Remember to turn off fans in empty rooms, fans makes you feel cooler but don't lower the temperature of the room.

A large fan in the top-floor of your home can effectively and efficiently cool your entire house without central AC. A fan will increase air flow through the house, pulling in air from rooms with open windows and creating a strong, cooling draft throughout the house. Visit your local hardware or home improvement store to learn about products and installation.

 

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Set up fans in the rooms you use most often and your air conditioner won't have to work so hard.

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Install ceiling fans to save energy. In the summer, they'll make you feel cooler and in the winter they can help circulate warm air. Remember to switch the direction of fans with the season -- counter-clockwise when it's hot, clockwise when it's cold.

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Find more energy saving steps for your kitchen, living room and laundry room. Then learn more about CFLs and dishwashers.
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