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What Consumes More Electricity: Air Conditioner or Fan?

When the hot summertime weather strikes, having your own home cooling system can be a great luxury. One of the biggest questions many homeowners have about a cooling system is whether an air conditioner or ceiling fan will use more energy. Today, we will address this question and help you determine the best type of cooling system for your home.

Electricity Usage

When comparing the energy usage between a ceiling fan and an air conditioning system, it becomes overly clear just how energy efficient it can be. It's estimated that a ceiling fan will use around 1% of the electricity an air conditioning system consumes. To clarify this, you could leave a ceiling fan running all day long and still use less energy than you would if you run your conditioner for only 15 minutes a day.

Benefits of an AC System

One of the biggest benefits of using a centralized air conditioning system in your home is that it will help to make it cooler. All you have to do is set your thermostat at whatever temperature you're comfortable with and let your air conditioner run until it gets there. Additionally, an air conditioner will work to remove humidity from the air inside your home. When it comes to feeling cool, humidity must be removed. Otherwise, it will feel much hotter than it is.

Benefits of a Ceiling Fan

One of the biggest benefits of using a ceiling fan during the summer months is that it helps distribute air using much less energy than an air conditioning system. While it can't cool the air inside of your home, it can blow air on you. Experts suggest that running a ceiling fan on high can make your body feel that the room is up to 10 degrees colder than it is.

Ways to Save on Your Energy Bills

After understanding all the information that we went over about home air conditioning systems and ceiling fans, it's important that you create a plan that is both energy efficient and comfortable for your family. One of the best things you can do is to run your ceiling fan in addition to your centralized air conditioning system. This will allow you to set your thermostat much higher than you normally would and still feel just as comfortable when your fan is running.

In addition, consider setting your thermostat at a higher temperature throughout the daytime when no one is physically home. Then, have the temperature drop down before you return home in the evening. This will help to significantly reduce your energy bills during the hot summer months.

Call Us Today

If you're interested in learning more about a home air conditioning system, then it's time to contact us at Master Mechanical. Let our knowledgeable and experienced HVAC professionals assist you with all your home heating and cooling needs.