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Ceiling Fans 101

Let’s face the facts, the summer heat is here to stay. We are looking at 80/90-degree weather for the month of July. If you aren’t tubing down a river, diving in the pool, or sitting in the shade, you might be constantly trying to find some means to keep cool. Another way we can stay cool is inside with the air conditioning cranked all the way up, but don’t forget about your ceiling fans. They are deemed as useful tools for your home, but do they really cool down a room? Follow along in our blog as we talk ceiling fans 101.

Cool and breezy  

Sure, you may feel a cool breeze when you are sitting underneath a fan on a warm summer day in the AC, but who’s to say that the fan is making that cool breeze? It may just be contributing to it. A ceiling fan doesn’t necessarily lower the overall temperature of a room. It can make the room you are in feel cooler though. A ceiling fan will help to push warm air down, it causes cool air that is near the floor to move out and stir to the edge of the room.

Thermostat Costs

The cost of living increases every year. So, we want to help you keep your cost of living as close to your budget as possible. Running your ceiling fan will help reduce your energy bill, but you must also decrease the use of your air conditioning. A fan will use up to 75 watts per hour, an AC will use 500-1,400 watts per hour. If you are using your fans properly, you can cut energy costs in half.

2022 Ceiling Fan Trends

We will hop on the band wagon and talk trends of 2022. These trends are a little different though because we are talking about ceiling fans. You have so many different styles, looks, and brands to choose from. Here’s a list of a few trending fans in 2022:

  • Hunter Fan Cassius
  • Hampton Bay Misting Fan
  • Home Decorators Collection Tuilene
  • Emerson Batalie Breeze
  • Home Decorators collection Bentley II

Cleaning and Maintenance

You want your ceiling fans to stay in tip top shape year-round, so you should make sure you are cleaning and maintaining them properly. If your fan is being noisy, tighten any lose screws or fixtures. We also have a few cleaning tips for you to check out:  

  1. Vacuum the blades of your ceiling fan. Always try to do this on a regular basis. When you start to see a thick layer of dust this is a sign that it is time to clean them.
  2. Use a cloth when wiping down the blades. Along with vacuuming, you should wipe down the blades with water (don’t use any harsh chemicals.) Use a ladder or stool to reach the fan.
  3. For a thorough cleaning, remove the blades. If you don’t want to risk bending your fan blades remove them and clean them off.

Summer is heating up, but you don’t have to. Stay cool and keep up to date with our ceiling fan 101 knowledge. Keep cool, lower costs, and keep up with the ceiling trends in 2022. If you have other questions about cooling or HVAC issues, contact the professionals at Heating & Cooling Two.