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Ceiling Fans to Save Energy Costs

Ceiling Fans to Save Energy Costs

Save Money and Electricity using Ceiling Fans While writing this blog I needed to look up how much we are paying for electricity in Adelaide. Imagine my surprise, even as an electrician, to find out we not only pay the most in Australia, but it’s also one of the highest in the world! No my intention isn’t to get you all hot under the collar, I’m going to help out by explaining why ceiling fans are such a good way to save money on Electricity in Adelaide, especially during the hot summer. Most of the ceiling fans I’ve installed use around 60-65 watts of power, about the same as a bedroom incandescent light globe. Calculated for Adelaide electricity prices that equates to approximately 2 cents an hour to run. That’s all good news and you’re going to read similar stories all over the internet, but let’s look at the best ways to actually save money and not spend more! I’d like to just add a quick comparison I’ve worked out to run your home air conditioner. An evaporative air conditioner can cost up to 40 cents an hour to run and almost $2 per hour for full house ducted reverse cycle. Here’s a couple of tips for correctly using a ceiling fan to save money As you know a ceiling fan does not actually cool the room down. It works by providing a breeze or airflow around the room. This breeze evaporates moisture on your body and in turn cools the body, using the body’s natural air conditioning system. On hot days and nights where an air conditioner needs...