Heating and Air Conditioning – Through the usage of stirring air and creating wind, ceiling fans enable you to feel cooler in your home even when the temperatures inside are not quite as cool. Ceiling fans are an inexpensive means of supplementing the indoor air comfort levels by cutting back on the need for the home’s heating and air conditioning.
Ceiling fans can produce a breeze that will assist in evaporating moisture away from the skin, which will make you feel cooler. When a ceiling fan is in operation, you can usually lower the thermostat for the AC by anywhere between four to seven degrees. This will reduce the cost of operating the home’s air conditioning and save you on your monthly electric bill.
When considering purchasing a ceiling fan for a zone or room in your home. You should ensure that you select the correct size fan in order to achieve the greatest comfort. Listed below are certain factors that you should think of when you go about purchasing a ceiling fan to assist in your home’s heating and air conditioning.
Ceiling fans usually range anywhere between 24 to 84 inches in width. When selecting a ceiling fan for a room, make sure that it is at least 18 inches in distance from the ceiling fan’s blades and the walls, cabinets, doors or other objects found in the room. A larger fan set on a lower speed will usually move a greater amount of air than a smaller sized fan that is on high speed. Typically, a 52 to 60 inch diameter fan will be sufficient in a 250 – 300 square foot room. Rooms that are larger than 300 square feet should utilize 62 -84 inch blade span ceiling fans for their heating and air conditioning needs.
- Select a ceiling fan that has a larger blade pitch in order to achieve maximum air circulation.
- The minimum distance between the fan blades and the ceiling should be between 8 to 10 inches. Installing the ceiling fan lower from the ceiling if possible, will create a higher air flow.
- If the ceiling fan weighs more than 35 pounds then it will require additional support. It is critical that the outlet box be rated for a ceiling fan and is rated to support the fan’s weight.
- The location of the fan will be detrimental in the enhancement for the occupants comfort in the room. In square-shaped rooms, the fan ideally should be mounted directly in the center of the room. Rectangular rooms usually will quire two fans evenly spaced apart.
- Rooms that have 8’ or higher ceilings are best suited for ceiling fans. Ceilings that are lower, present a safety risk and will require the installation of flush mount ceiling fans.
- When selecting a ceiling fan, ensure that the fan has a reverse blade function, which is also commonly referred to as a direction switch.
The directional switch located on the ceiling fan will be set according to the season. In the summer time, the fan should force the air up, while the blades turn counterclockwise. In the winter, the fans need to force the warm air down, with the blades turning clockwise. The directional switch is a slide switch that is typically located on the motor housing for the ceiling fan. You should allow the blades of the ceiling fan to come to a complete stop before reversing the direction.
A ceiling fan can help with evenly distributing heated air in the winter by circulating the heated air. The adage that hot air rises and cold air falls is true. A ceiling fan circulates when in winter mode in order to circulate warm air back down into the room for the benefit of the room’s occupants. While in summer mode it will provide a breeze that will help keep the room’s occupants cool. This will allow you to raise the thermostat for your heating and air conditioning.
Using Other Fans
If you are not using the home’s air conditioning at all, in order to pull in cooler outdoor air, you can purchase a box fan or attic fan. The typical box fan will only cool one room or a small area in a home, whereas an attic fan will pull the hot air out of the home entirely, and cooler air will be drawn in through open windows or doors, enabling you to shut down your heating and air conditioning entirely. This may not be ideal on especially hot summer days, but it is something you can take advantage of early in the mornings or late in the evenings. If you would like to learn more or need heating and air conditioning assistance then give us a call.
About Cypress Heating and Air
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years with heating and air conditioning. We are one of the leading heating and air companies in the area. Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance. When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy, Texas you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and air conditioning that is both reliable and affordable.
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