Fans: Use and Care
Use & Care
Fan Care: Maintenance.
When used and cared for properly, fans can help reduce the amount of energy your AC uses, or even replace it completely.
Above Board: Ceiling Fans
Use ceiling fans in rooms with ceilings at least eight feet high.1
Keep It Handy: Portables
Portable fans can be good energy savers. They cool people (not rooms) so you can move portable fans throughout the house as needed.
It’s a Breeze: Window Fans
Window fans can be effective at moving cool air into homes. Turn your window fans on in the morning and evening to circulate fresh, cool air into your living space.
Finished Fanning? Shut It Down
Fans (except window fans) work by cooling people, not rooms—so remember to turn fans off when you leave.
1U.S. Department of Energy. 2012. Energy Savers: Fans for Cooling. Retrieved September 28, 2012, from http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/fans-cooling