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TLW: Keep It Cool With A Ceiling Fan

Summer 2021 is just around the corner. Best we are prepared and plan ahead to keep our homes cooler during those hot summer days. Looking for a way to cool down, but you don’t want to spend a fortune? Why not opt for a ceiling fan to provide an affordable and simple means of cooling down. Melissa Davidson from leading lighting and ceiling fan supplier, The Lighting Warehouse tells us how.

The ceiling fan – a product from the Industrial Revolution –remains one of the most functional solutions to home comfort, even today. So says Melissa Davidson from leading lighting and ceiling fan supplier, The Lighting Warehouse: “After more than a century, ceiling fans still offer one of the simplest, most affordable and charming means of cooling and heating the indoor and outdoor spaces throughout your home.”

Why this lasting popularity? Charm is undoubtedly a factor, notes Melissa: “For some, the steady, quiet whirl of the paddles evokes the romance of bygone days and sultry summer afternoons. However, the fan’s practical side is even more notable – it goes a long way to making a room more comfortable and it helps to lower energy bills. By forcing warm air downward in the winter, and stirring up breezes in the summer, it decreases demands on heating and air-conditioning systems. And yet, unlike air-conditioning systems, it costs very little to operate.”

Since ceiling fans do not actually change the temperature of your home, they are incredibly energy efficient, and unlike air conditioners, they are easy to install and operate as effectively indoors as they do outdoors. What’s more is that they serve a dual purpose of being able to keep mosquitos and other airborne night-time bugs away. So how do they actually keep you cool?

Melissa explains: “As they circulate the air over the surface of your skin, the heat from your boundary layer is removed. This is a warm layer of air that surrounds us at all times. By stripping the heat from this layer, a well-placed ceiling fan can seriously reduce the real feel temperature of any space. During the summer, using a ceiling fan in conjunction with an air conditioner will allow you to set the thermostat higher without a noticeable difference in comfort. A fan’s breeze will make a 29°C-room feel more like 22°C. By raising the thermostat, you can save up to 30% on your air-conditioning bills, depending on your home’s construction and where you live.”

For more visit The Lighting Warehouse.

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