How To Cool Your Home Faster?
Before you crank up the aircon at full blast, you might want to consider its effect on your energy bills.
Air conditioners consume a lot of energy and make up a significant chunk of your energy bill. So how do you stay cool without burning a hole in your pocket?
The simple solution - Use a fan and aircon together
How does a ceiling fan work?
Since the invention of the first ceiling fan by Philip Diehl in 1882, ceiling fans have evolved. They can be used for cooling as well as heating.
When you turn on the fan, the blades turn and push the air downward. While the air circulation doesn’t really make you feel cold but it will help disperse the body heat and evaporate perspiration making you feel cooler. Ceiling fans can make the room temperature feel at least 5 degrees cooler.
Fans can also heat the room and can be used during winters to stay warm. If your fan allows the blades to reverse their operation, they will rotate clockwise generating an updraft. The cooler air will move upwards mixing with the warmer air above. The mixed air will then move downwards creating a warming effect.
How to Cool Your Home Better and Faster?
- Set the temperature a degree higher - Did you know setting the thermostat a degree cooler can add up to 10% to your energy costs? Keep the aircon temperature as close as possible to the outside temperature. That means if the temperature outside is 30, the temperature setting should be 24-26 degrees instead of 18-20 degrees.
- Run your aircon and fan together - When you run the fan and aircon together, the cold air will distribute faster in the room. Your aircon will push the cold air out but it will not circulate through the room. Using a fan in its default setting will allow the cold air to move to hot spaces and throughout your home lowering the indoor temperature without expensive power bills.
- Cool the rooms you are using - Keep the doors and windows closed to keep the cool air in the rooms you are actually using.
- Close the blinds and curtains - Closing the blinds and curtains in the morning will prevent the sun from warming your home.