Reduce your energy usage with a ceiling fan installation.


A common misunderstanding among Southern New Jersey and Shore Location homeowners is that ceiling fans actually reduce the temperature in a room and allow lower air conditioning settings as a way to save on electricity costs. In reality, in the summer a ceiling fan with blades rotating counter-clockwise creates what is called a “wind-chill” effect by evaporating moisture on our skin. On a hot and humid summer day, this “wind chill” effect can make the room feel at least seven degrees cooler so that you can avoid running the air conditioning even when the actual room temperature is in the mid-eighties.

Ceiling Fans in the winter.


In the winter months the room can actually be made warmer by rotating the ceiling fan blades clockwise and forcing warm air from the ceiling down into the living area. This warmer air allows you to adjust your thermostat so that the heating system runs less, saving money on heating costs.


At Wire Wiz Electrician Services, we understand that by using a ceiling fan you can reduce your energy usage by just using a ceiling fan to get the air in your room circulating making the air feel either cooler or warmer depending on the season.

Ceiling Fan Facts:

Energy Savings


The amount of money you can save with a ceiling fan depends on numerous factors, including the size of your home, your climate, your primary heating and cooling systems and the cost of electricity in your area. Nevertheless, various organizations have published estimates that you can use as guidelines. For example, the University of Florida Cooperative Extension reports that a ceiling fan can reduce one room’s cooling costs by as much as 8 percent.


Ceiling Fans in Summer


Most people are aware that a ceiling fan can make a room more comfortable in warm weather, but a few details are often overlooked. A ceiling fan does not actually reduce the temperature of a room. Rather, the fan creates gentle air movement that allows people in the room to feel cooler and more comfortable. This means that a ceiling fan provides little or no benefit when the room is unoccupied. Also, you should locate the fan so that you regularly feel its breeze. The fan will be less effective if it is installed in an unused part of a room or is attached to a very high ceiling.


Ceiling Fans in Winter


Experts disagree about the benefits of operating ceiling fans during the colder months. Some fans are designed for both counterclockwise rotation (“forward mode”) and clockwise rotation (“reverse mode”). In reverse mode, air is forced up toward the ceiling. In theory, this warms the room by circulating warm air near the ceiling down toward the floor, and if the fan is on low speed, it will not create an uncomfortable breeze. This technique should be helpful in certain situations, such as when a room with a very high ceiling is heated by a wood stove. In other circumstances, the energy savings may be insignificant. The Kansas State University Extension discourages any use of ceiling fans during winter, but the University of Arkansas reports that a ceiling fan may reduce heating costs by 20 percent to 30 percent.

Selecting a Ceiling Fan


You need to choose a ceiling fan according to the size and purpose of a room. The cooling effect of a typical 36-inch fan extends about 6 feet from the center of the fan, and the range of a 48-inch fan is closer to 8 feet. A high-end 56-inch model can reach out to 10 feet.


If you want your fan to cool an entire room, you need to match the fan size to the room size. A smaller fan may be perfectly adequate in a large room if your normal activity takes place directly under the fan. For example, you could locate a fan over the table in a dining room or over the bed in a bedroom.

Ceiling Fan Installation

Ceiling fans can be beneficial to your Southern New Jersey home. Ceiling fans can bring numerous energy saving benefits to any home or office. Most ceiling fans use only about as much power as a 100 watt light bulb. When used properly, ceiling fans can save you money in utility bills in both the winter and summer months. In order to reap optimal energy saving benefits, it is important to install several ceiling fans through your home.


At Wire Wiz Electrician Services, our electricians can help you select and install the best ceiling fans for each room of your Southern New Jersey home. We can also help you decide which ceiling fan will provide the most energy efficiency for your money.


So if your ceiling fan is not working, we can install a new one. If you just purchased a ceiling fan and need it installed, call the professionals at Wire Wiz Electrician Services. No matter what your electrical need, our professional team has you covered. Call us today and enjoy your ceiling fan tomorrow.