Use a ceiling fan and raise the thermostat setting 4°F

Why? If you notice a summer increase in your utility bill, your home cooling costs may be high. With the help of a ceiling fan, you can raise the thermostat setting 5°F and stay just as comfortable.

How it works: The breeze created by a ceiling fan evaporates moisture from your skin to help you feel cooler.


Step by step:

  • Turn on your fan.
  • Turn up your thermostat. In order to realize savings from your ceiling fan, you need to turn up the thermostat on your home cooling equipment. You can save up to 3% on cooling costs for every degree you raise the thermostat.
  • Remember, fans cool people, not rooms. Turn fans off when the room is unoccupied.

What to look for:
  • ENERGY STAR® label for higher energy efficiency
  • Fan size appropriate for your room
  • Reversible setting to use the fan in the winter
  • Remote control for ease of use


Added benefits: A ceiling fan can also help push down heat, which naturally rises. You can use the reverse setting available on some fans to push down warm air during the colder months, saving you money on heating bills.


Go the extra mile: Install ceiling fans in the rooms you use the most to maximize AC savings while staying cool.

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