Join us on September 18th as we celebrate the first ever National Ceiling Fan Day.
This is a day to turn off our central air conditioners and allow ourselves to be cooled strictly by fans of any sort – ceiling, floor, wall, and desk fans. Together we hope to save energy and bring focus to the fact that air conditioners are extremely energy consumptive and ceiling fans are inherently energy efficient. Simply by going without air conditioning for one day, Americans could save trillions of kilowatt hours of energy – enough to provide total power to New York City for months.1
A nice side effect of saving energy is the cost savings. Depending on the fan used, estimates range from saving $200 in 6 months2 to saving 47% on your total cooling costs by simply combining high quality ceiling fans with lowered air conditioning levels. Ceiling fans with the Energy Star label can move air up to 20% more efficiently than standard fans.3
All in all, ceiling fans deserve a day of celebration, and we’re happy to take part in it. Hope you are too!
1Fanimation (2013). National Ceiling Fan Day, Retrieved September 7, 2013 from http://blog.fanimation.com/2013/08/fanimation-hosting-aug-17-awareness-party-for-first-annual-national-ceiling-fan-day-held-on-sep-18th
2Southern California Edison (2013), Get Comfortable with Lower Energy Bills. Retrieved September 7, 2013, from https://www.sce.com/wps/portal/home/residential/home-energy-guide/heating-cooling
3U.S. Department of Energy (2012). Fans for Cooling. Retrieved September 10, 2013 from http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/fans-cooling