WHY CEILING FANS ARE GOOD AT BOTH HEATING AND COOLING
When you think of ceiling fans Auckland, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the cooling breeze generated by their gentle whirring on a summer's day.
However, many people don't fully understand how ceiling fans work and how they can benefit you during the cold weather as well as the hot.
Here's all you need to know about ceiling fans.
HOW A CEILING FAN COOLS YOUR HOME
Although ceiling fans can't actually create cooler air like an air-conditioning unit can, they can use convective cooling or evaporative cooling to create a breeze that enables us to cool down.
An electric motor turns the blades of the fan and by doing this, it moves the air that is directly under them. The movement of this air is what creates the coolness. If you use a ceiling fan in conjunction with an air-conditioning unit then this can have the optimal effect. However, even on its own, a ceiling fan can really make a difference.
HOW A CEILING FAN CAN KEEP YOU WARM
Ceiling fans can also heat your home when the weather turns cold. During the winter, the heat from your central heating system naturally rises to the ceiling and the cooler air floats to the ground. As you need the warmer air on your level, not up on the ceiling, a ceiling fan can help redistribute it.
By changing the ceiling fan so that it spins in reverse, it can draw the hot air from the ceiling and send it down to the floor. As such, your house becomes warmer and the heat your central heating system generated will last longer.
ARE CEILING FANS ENERGY-EFFICIENT?
If you're considering buying ceiling fans Auckland, then you may be wondering whether they will be energy-efficient or whether they will push your bills upward.
Ceiling fans run on 30 watts of power—very low when compared with many other appliances. If you set them correctly in the winter, then they can also help the warm air from your central heating last longer and reach the right places. By doing this, they can help lower your bills and help with energy efficiency.
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