(361) 855-3088 Request Service

Better Cooling Efficiency Using Ceiling Fans

September 6, 2016 | Blog

Better Cooling Efficiency Using Ceiling FansCooling costs can get pretty steep during a hot, sticky summer in the Coastal Bend area, and that keeps homeowners on the lookout for ways to improve cooling efficiency. If you are one of them, you should know that ceiling fans can help, so long as they are chosen carefully for your home and used properly.

Ceiling fans work to improve the circulation of the cool air your A/C system produces. That increased airflow helps people feel cooler and more comfortable at higher temperatures — a process called the wind chill effect — which can allow you to raise the temperature setting on your thermostat by as much as 4 degrees without making yourself or your family any less comfortable. A higher temperature setting means your A/C system will run less, reducing energy usage. So what do you need to know to get better cooling efficiency with ceiling fan use?

Proper sizing and installation of your ceiling fan is essential when better cooling efficiency is your goal. To maximize your energy savings, you’ll need fans that are 36 to 44 inches in diameter in rooms up to 225 square feet in size, and fans of at least 52 inches in larger rooms. Long rooms, over 18 feet, will need more than one ceiling fan. Larger is better in terms of air circulation, so long as there is 18 inches of clearance between fan blades and walls. Ceilings must be at least 8 feet high for safe installation, and ceiling fans offer optimal performance when blades are 7 to 9 feet above floors and 10 to 12 inches below ceilings.

The energy efficiency of your ceiling fan is also important. Look for the Energy Star label as you choose your fans, since models that have earned it run an average of 20 percent more efficiently than typical fans. Lastly, fans cool people, so don’t run them in unoccupied rooms.

For more information on increasing cooling efficiency using ceiling fans, please contact CCAC. Our home comfort experts take pride in providing reasonable and reliable service to customers throughout the Corpus Christi area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about ceiling fans and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 361-678-2495.

Credit/Copyright Attribution: “eak_kk/Pixabay”

Constantly Concerned About You!

noun_team_2578407
Professional Team
Our ac technicians are highly trained, professional and committed to getting the job done right the first time.
noun_assurance_426752
Reliable Service
You can count on our expert ac technicians to provide high-quality air conditioning services with quality products and transparent pricing.
noun_Handshake_2064250
Customer Service
You deserve excellent customer service. That's why we strive to be courteous and professional through the entire service process.

What Our Customers Say

Pleasure to Work With

CCAC conducted the semi-annual inspection of the A/C, heating system for the fall check-up, Technician was on time, courteous and went quickly about the inspection and observed all COVID-19 protocols for his and our safety a pleasure to work with this company

Steven L.

Great Company

Great company. Contacted my current AC company to check on my warranty before charging me anything. Saved me a bunch of money and headache if dealing with anything. Would definitely recommend them and use them again.

Ryan W.

Very Satisfied

I’ve had a system purchased and installed by them for several years with the maintenance contract the whole time. I’ve been very satisfied with the service. You can’t go wrong selecting them for your business.

Joseph S.