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Understanding How Much Electricity an Air Conditioner Uses

Monday, May 17th, 2021

When the summer starts, you know to expect a rise in monthly electric bills. Air conditioning systems require large amounts of electricity to run, and as soon as you start to regularly turn on the AC, you’ll see an increase in electrical usage.

In this post, we’re going to look closer at the amount of electricity your AC consumes and the difference in electrical consumption compared to other appliances. If you’ve ever wondered what’s the difference between “cooling” and “fan only” mode on your AC, this is the post for you.

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Your Ceiling Fan Can Also Help in Cool Weather

Monday, December 14th, 2020

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Ceiling fans are common parts of many homes in Southern California, and for good reason. A ceiling fan during the summer helps immensely with the heat, and at a much lower cost in electricity than running an air conditioner. Homes still need to have an effective central cooling system for the intense summer days, but a ceiling fan helps people feel cooler so the AC won’t need to run as much. On average, ceiling fans make it feel as if the temperature in the room is up to 10°F cooler than it is. 

But here’s a little secret: those same ceiling fans in your house that you use throughout the summer—they can also help in cooler winter weather. Many homeowners don’t know this, but it’s a simple trick.

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Reminder: Make Your Ceiling Fans Spin Backwards in Winter

Monday, December 18th, 2017

ceiling-fan-woodenLong, long before there was electrical air conditioning, there were fans. The action of a fan doesn’t by itself make the air cooler. What it does is remove the heat envelope from around people and evaporates perspiration, which allows the human body to release more heat. People feel cooler, even though the air itself hasn’t changed temperature.

Ceiling fans are the best way to enjoy the power of fans in a home. Ceiling fans don’t take up space the way desk fans and standing fans do, and they create an attractive look in a room that adds to the ambiance. A well-installed and placed set of ceiling fans creates an even flow of air around a room so as many people as possible can enjoy their comfort effects.

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Using Ceiling Fans for Comfort during Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016

ceiling_fan_installerCeiling fans are an excellent way to stay cool in the summer without placing too much extra stress on an air conditioning system. Properly installed ceiling fans create a breeze through a living space, and this movement of air creates a “wind-chill” effect… except you want to feel a bit of chill in hot weather! The air removes the heat envelope from around the human body, making it easier for the body to release heat and cool down.

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Why You Should Consider Installing Ceiling Fans

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

ceiling_fan_installerAir conditioners run most days during the summer in Southern California, and they also run frequently during other times of the year. This means that a large chunk of the annual energy budget for your home goes toward the electricity that powers the AC. However, you can help rein in air conditioning costs thanks to the installation of ceiling fans.

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