Hosting an Olympics party or gathering friends and family for March madness might make your living or family room feel overly warm. Instead of turning the AC on, why not turn to the best household fans.
Fans were one of the first ways mankind increased their indoor comfort and even after all these centuries, they’re still the simplest way to bring down the “feels like” temperature in rooms.
Advantages of Ceiling Fans
As long as they’re sized appropriately for the room, ceiling fans offer a lot of cooling comfort, although their cooling power is just a sensation and not a temperature drop. What they really do is increase the evaporation of moisture on your skin, which has an immediate chilling effect.
When looking for ceiling fans, measure the room dimensions, including the height of the ceiling plate. The packaging for ceiling fans indicates their ideal room size. Fans that have a reversing switch are practical additions to a room.
Although ceiling fans don’t cool in the summer, reversing them in the winter will bring down heat from the ceiling that will actually raise room temperature. Look for the Energy Star label for the most energy efficient ceiling fans.
If your local home improvement store doesn’t have portable fans available yet, you can find the best household fans online like:
- Whole room air circulators. These fans are quiet and small, but move a considerable amount of air. Some have variable speeds and are small enough to sit on tables or mount on walls.
- Box fans. Versatile and inexpensive, box fans can sit on floors, tables, or windows, where they will pull in plenty of fresh air. They’ll help ventilate a stuffy room, or provide clean air when you’re painting or using products high in volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
- Personal fans. Some people have different body thermostats, and personal fans are perfect for providing spot cooling in a chair or at a desk.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of the best household fans, contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, providing trusted HVAC services for Monmouth County homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).