Ceiling Fans - user guide / useful information
Long before there was air conditioning or even widespread use of electricity, people around the world utilised ceiling fans for cool comfort.
Ceiling fans were originally water driven and the Hunter ceiling fans that we supply were some of the first products to ever run on electricity.
Ceiling fans are a very energy efficient way of cooling in the summer AND reclaiming heat in the winter months.
During the summer months, using ceiling fans can result in:-
· Energy savings of up to 40% on air conditioning as the air conditioning will be switched on less and can be run at a higher temperature thus resulting in less energy being consumed
During the winter months, using ceiling fans can result in:-
· Energy savings of 24% as the heating will be switched on less and can be run at a lower temperature due to the ceiling fans reclaiming lost heat from the ceiling.
In cold weather, operate the fan in the slow speed, REVERSE direction. This creates a gentle updraft, which recirculates the hot air trapped at the ceiling to provide even, comfortable heat throughout your room. The recirculation of warm air allows you to lower the room’s thermostat setting, resulting in energy savings of 24% or more.
In a given room temperature of 20-24 degrees Celsius, each degree increase/decrease corresponds to 6% of your heating costs. Considering an 18 degree average temperature at floor level and 27 degree temperature at ceiling level, your ceiling fan will recirculate the air to reach a 22 degree room temperature.