Even if you have a home or business with air conditioning, energy efficient ceiling fans can do wonders to help circulate the air around a room (say goodbye to hot rooms) and keep you feeling cool and comfortable in the summer. Believe it or not, they’re also useful in the winter by eliminating cold pockets in rooms, and helping to ensure that the temperature throughout is uniform.
The even distribution of air through each room improves energy efficiency, enables you to adjust the temperature setting on your HVAC system so it runs less often ultimately saving on your energy costs.
Comparing Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans
There are a number of factors to take into consideration when selecting the right ceiling fan for any of the rooms in your home.
• Room size
• Noise level
• Air flow
• Energy efficiency
• Dual functionality, enabling reversible air flow
• Esthetics to fit in with your décor
The TopTenReviews website reports on what you should look for when selecting a ceiling fan. For best energy efficiency, they recommend you choose a fan that has an energy usage of less than 60 watts.
There are many to choose from out there, but we will feature five of our top favorite energy efficient ceiling fans below:
The Emerson Midway Eco CF955B
This fan is Energy Star rated and uses a minimal amount of energy. It provides good airflow and carries a lifetime motor warranty. Its sleek design is modern with a brushed steel finish.
The Emerson EcoMotor is rated as one of the most energy efficient available. This fan has the following features:
• LED remote control
• Six fan speeds and light settings
• Four light bulbs to provide excellent illumination
• It decreases the room temperature by up to seven degrees through the wind chill factor
The Minka Aire F844-DK
This fan has three large blades made of Koa wood and blends in with most decors. It has attractive features:
• Remote control of three speed settings
• Lifetime motor warranty
• Dimmable light fixture to maximize energy efficiency
The Westinghouse 7214100 Harmony
This mid-range fan can cool large rooms. It has two attractive maple plywood blades with a brushed nickel finish, allowing it to fit with most room designs. Features include:
• Four fan speeds
• Reverse air flow to help keep a room warm in winter
• Lifetime motor warranty
The Hunter 5391 Builder Deluxe
This Hunter model is a powerful and silent fan with clean lines. It is well priced and has a three speed motor which makes this fan virtually noiseless at any speed setting.
The Fanimation FPD81480B Odyn
The Fanimation is rated by some as the best on the market. This is a quality product and at 84 inches, it is designed for particularly large spaces. It may be at the high-end of the price range, but owners swear by the value of their investment.
Save Energy with Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans constitute a valuable addition to environmental control in your home. They’re not designed to cool or dehumidify a room, but when you set them in the right direction to circulate the air, they will reduce your energy costs in both summer and winter.
If you need advice on ceiling fans, talk to a leading energy, heating and cooling professional at Point Bay Fuel. We are here to assist you in making the right energy efficient decisions for your home of business. We look forward to serving you; call us today at (732) 349-5059.