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April 27,2023

How to Save Energy and Money with Ceiling Fans

Most people are aware that installing ceiling fans is an energy efficient way to control their home’s temperature. However, if you’re trying to minimize costs and get the most out of your ceiling fans, it’s important to follow a few guidelines. At Mr. Electric of Fort Worth, we help property owners in Fort Worth, Texas and the surrounding Metroplex get the most out of their electrical system and appliances. We want our local communities to have an affordable way to beat the heat during the sweltering North Texas months. Here are a few ways you can get the highest return on your new ceiling fan investment. Ceiling Fan Installation in Fort Worth

Proper Placement is Important 

Fans work by circulating the air in a room more efficiently. If you want to get the greatest success, proper placement during installation is key. Ceiling fans work best when they are 7 to 9 feet above ground. You’ll also want the blades to be roughly 8 inches below the ceiling and at least 18 inches away from any walls. Those with vaulted ceilings, or small spaces may need to be creative and strategic about where the best place to install their fans. 

Adjust Rotation When Seasons Change

After installing your new fan, you’ll want to find out whether your fans should rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. If you feel a breeze from the fan, then it will be on the summer setting, meaning it is bringing the air down below the fan. This setting will give a cooler feeling on your skin. In the winter, you should flip this rotation so the air is being lifted from the ground and more evenly dispersed. This will make it easier for your heater to do its job in the colder months. 

Turn Ceiling Fans Off When No One is in the Room

Ceiling fans don’t cool by lowering temperatures, but by creating air movement and improving circulation throughout the room. Therefore, if no one is in the room to benefit from the air flow and breeze the fan provides, then you are simply wasting energy. Always turn the fan off when leaving the room for long periods of time. 

Choose a Fan with Lighting Features 

Combining your ceiling fan and lighting will help to maximize your energy needs. If you install a fan without lights then you may need to purchase a separate light fixture. Running an entirely different appliance could increase your utility bills. Increase savings even more by using LED light bulbs. 

Are You Ready to Install a New Fan in Your DFW Home? Call Mr. Electric of Fort Worth

Is it time to upgrade your home with new ceiling fan installations? Contact the certified electricians at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth. Our team will arrive at your home or business with all the tools and equipment needed to install, repair or replace your ceiling fans quickly and effectively, for a price that fits your budget. Call today to discuss your options or to schedule your next appointment.