Use Ceiling Fans Effectively To Save Money - Tip of the DayWhen you walk into a room with a ceiling fan running it often feels a couple degrees cooler. So you would think leaving the fans on all the time would cool down your house, right? WRONG! Ceiling fans don't cool rooms, they cool people. They blow air over your skin which cools you down, but the actual air temperature remains the same. So always turn off your ceiling fans when you are not in the room to enjoy them. Running ceiling fans in an empty room only wastes electricity. If you use a ceiling fan in conjunction with air conditioning, you can up the AC by 2-3 degrees and the ceiling fan blowing on you will still trick you into thinking it is cooler than it really is.
(This post is linked at Homebody, We Are That Family, The Thrifty Home, Gnowfglins (Simple Lives Thursday), Coupon Teacher, Fantastic Frugal Fridays, The Frugal Girls, and Life as Mom. )