Whether or not using a ceiling fan in combination with the air conditioner is a long debated argument in Aussie homes. However, there are many proven benefits of using an air conditioner and ceiling fan in combination for maximum room comfort, without increasing the power bill.
3 Reasons To Turn On Your Ceiling Fan When The Air Conditioner Is On
1) Turn Up Thermostat With No Noticeable Difference
One reason to turn on your ceiling fan while using your air conditioner is that you will be able to increase the temperature of the thermostat with no noticeable difference in comfort. This is because ceiling fans don’t actually cool the air in the room, however, circulating the air quickly throughout the room creates a wind chill that can make the room feel up to 5 degrees cooler.
This means that you can comfortably turn up the temperature of your thermostat, switch on the ceiling fan, and still enjoy a cool and comfortable living space. It’s important to remember that ceiling fans don’t actually affect the temperature of the room, but rather makes it feel colder to the occupants of the room. Thus, there is no point in having the ceiling fan on if nobody is home.
2) Save On Cooling Costs
When debating whether or not to use both an air conditioner and a ceiling fan together, common opinion is that you will be choosing between saving on your energy bill or increased comfort. In reality, using a combination of both an air conditioner and a ceiling fan can ensure comfort while actually reducing your power bill.
This is because using a ceiling fan in combination with your air conditioner means that you can turn up the temperature on the thermostat by up to 5 degrees with no noticeable difference. This will help to reduce your power bill as every degree that your air conditioner’s thermostat is set below 25 degrees Celsius can increase your energy bill by up to 10%.
Comparatively, a ceiling fan costs less than 1 cent per hour to run while making your home feel up to 5 degrees cooler. So with a combination of both air conditioning and a ceiling fan you can increase the thermostat of your air conditioner by up to 5 degrees for significant savings on cooling costs without compromising on room comfort.
3) Increase Room Comfort
As mentioned above, using a ceiling fan to circulate air throughout the home creates a wind chill that can make the room feel up to 5 degrees cooler than it actually is. This is created by the quick movement of air across the skin, much like how it can suddenly feel a lot colder when you’re outside and the wind picks up, even though the ambient air temperature hasn’t changed.
This means that if your air conditioner isn’t cutting it, you can simply turn on the ceiling fan to increase room comfort.
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