Use a ceiling fan and raise the thermostat setting 4°F

Why? With the help of a ceiling fan, you can raise the thermostat setting 4°F and stay just as comfortable in the summer.
How it works: The breeze created by a ceiling fan evaporates moisture from your skin to help you feel cooler.


Step by step:

  • Turn on your fan.
  • Turn down your AC. In order to realize savings from your ceiling fan, you need to turn down your air conditioner. You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7-10°F for eight hours a day from its normal setting
  • Remember, fans cool people, not rooms. Turn fans off when the room is unoccupied.


What to look for:

  • ENERGY STAR® label for higher energy efficiency
  • Fan size appropriate for your room
  • Reversible setting to use the fan in the winter
  • Remote control for ease of use

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