Do Ceiling Fans Keep Rooms Cooler?Will running ceiling fans all day in every room keep our home cooler?
- Wyatt and Patsy, Prescott Valley, AZ
Ceiling fans will make you feel cooler when you stand in a room where one is running; however they do not actually cool your home’s air. Ceiling fans only make you feel cooler because they move the air so it feels like a breeze is cooling your skin. A ceiling fan that is running in an unoccupied room is using electricity without doing any good. Turn off your ceiling fans when you leave a room and flip them back on when you come back in. Ceiling fans should be installed especially in rooms where family tends to congregate. A ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees with no reduction in comfort. Keep in mind, there is not point to running a ceiling fan in an unoccupied room.