There is a major misconception about ceiling fans and their ability to cool rooms … in fact, ceiling fans cool people, not rooms. Ceiling fans blowing air downward creates a breeze effect (in the summertime) which makes the room feel cooler than it actually is (up to 10 degrees cooler). The side benefit is this allows the user to turn the thermostat up a few degrees, maintaining comfort and spending less on an energy bill (savings up to 25% on cooling costs). But don’t forget, turn the ceiling fan off when you leave the room … it’s cooling you, not the room.
Another great benefit of ceiling fans is the ‘reverse motor’ ability on many models. This comes in handy in the winter time as the warm air in your home rises and the ceiling fan gently mixes the warm air down to where you are. You’ll notice the warm air reaching your body (in most cases) allowing you to reduce the workload of your heater.
It’s getting hot outside, make sure you stay safe and stay cool by using a ceiling fan in the room you’re in.