Ceiling Fans w/LED Light
A ceiling fan is quieter than a portable fan and is safely out of the reach of children. As with other fans, ceiling fans serve to cool our bodies—not the room. Designed to replace an existing ceiling light fixture, some fans include a light. Ceiling fans should have multiple speed settings and be reversible, to provide the right amount of cooling for the conditions and occupants. Many also have remote controls.
Sizing of Ceiling Fans
Proper sizing of a ceiling fan will provide the most efficient cooling for the occupants of a given room. Use these guidelines when purchasing (and don’t forget to look for the ENERGY STAR® label):
|Room Size||Fan Diameter|
|400+ ft2||2 or more fans|
ENERGY STAR® certified ceiling fan/light combination units
- Are 60% more efficient than conventional fan/light units, which may save you more than $20 per year on utility bills.
- Use improved motors and blade designs.
Using the Ceiling Fan Year Round
In the summer, use the ceiling fan in the counterclockwise direction. While standing directly under the ceiling fan you should feel a cool breeze. The airflow produced creates a wind-chill effect, making you "feel" cooler. In the winter, reverse the motor and operate the ceiling fan at low speed in the clockwise direction. This produces a gentle updraft, which forces warm air near the ceiling down into the occupied space. Remember to adjust your thermostat when using your ceiling fan — additional energy and dollar savings could be realized with this simple step!