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May 12, 2015
Ceiling fans would seem, at first glance, to be a smart tool in the overall mix of your home's energy efficency equipment. But too few know that their real value is when they're blowing on people--and many experts say they're essentially worthless and counterproductive if people aren't present in the home.
Carl Seville, a Green Building Consultant and expert from Atlanta, wrote a provocatively named post recently: Ceiling Fans are Evil on the Green Building Advisor blog.
Here's a direct quote: "I am not suggesting that we should not use ceiling fans — just that they shouldn’t be on if no one is in the room. If people only use them when necessary and set their thermostat a bit higher, then the extra heat is a small price to pay for the comfort and energy savings."
Do you leave your fans on when no one is home?
We could not be happier with the insulation Arma Coatings of Wichita put in our house. Our house is not only warmer in the winter but much cooler in the summer. We had parts of our house that were too hot to use when it was extremely hot outside. Now that part of our house is as cool as the rest... Read More