Electricity usage of a Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan is a common house appliance which is attached to the ceiling and uses an electric motor to rotate blades or paddles in a circular motion. Ceiling fans help cool a room by moving air which causes evaporative cooling. Fans range in size from 36 inches to 56 inches using 55 to 100 watts, a typical 48 inch ceiling fan will use 75 watts.

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A ceiling fan is far cheaper to run than an air conditioner, if you are comfortable with using fans to cool yourself during hot weather then you will be able to save energy and money. Ceiling fans do not cool the air in the room, if you are not in a room turn off the ceiling fan. The reason why a room feels cooler when the fan is on is because moving air causes water to evaporate from the surface of your body which makes you feel cooler.


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