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Subject:  Re: ceiling fans Date:  2/4/2004  10:51 AM
Author:  agg97 Number:  45679 of 137311

How much of a difference do ceiling fans make in terms of comfort and energy savings?

LOTS! I'd say you can run the tstat 3 to 4 degrees higher with a ceiling fan blowing full blast in the summer. They help somewhat in the winter by getting the hot air down from the least theoretically. In my place, whenever the clg fan is on in the winter, all of the hot air goes up the stairwell to my second floor. So it's 68 downstairs and 78 upstairs when it's 40 outside! Ugh.

Still, the stupidest thing I ever did was turn the downstairs unit on heat, but forgot about the upstairs unit. So I was heating air up downstairs, it was escaping up the stairwell, and then being cooled by my upstairs unit. It only was like that for one workday, though. It still doesn't make me feel any better, though.

stupid, stupid, stupid

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