Fans Can Up Your Comfort Level Without a Significant Uptick in Energy Costs
Homeowners in the greater Pasadena area can use a variety of fans all year round to increase the performance of their heating and cooling systems and generate greater indoor comfort. While they do not actually adjust your indoor air temperatures, they keep it circulating, which has a huge impact on your energy bills and home comfort. Ceiling, attic and exhaust fans all play a role in your indoor air quality improvements.
Ceiling – Also known as paddle fans, these ceiling-mounted units provide several benefits:
- Use in summer months allows you to raise your thermostat’s temperature by four degrees or more.
- During moderate weather, they make the home’s occupants feel cooler through circulation without A/C use.
- Reversing the motor so the blades run clockwise at a low speed generates a room-warming updraft during cool winter months.
Attic — Installing an attic fan will circulate hot interior air out through exhaust vents and draw cooler outdoor air into your attic through the gable vents and soffits.
Exhaust — When professionally installed in kitchens or bathrooms, exhaust units eliminate the causes of mold and mildew, and will efficiently remove:
- Excess heat
- Excess moisture
Essentially, the more you circulate indoor air, the less energy your HVAC system uses. To extend those energy savings, remember to turn off circulation appliances when you leave the room. For more information about how to improve your indoor air quality, contact the experts at Air-Tro, Inc. We’ve been providing quality HVAC service to the greater Pasadena area since 1969.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Pasadena, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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