Studies show that when you use your ceiling fan in combination with your HVAC system you can save between 4-12% on your annual home heating and cooling costs!
For example, according to a parallel case study performed by SFGATE Home Guide reports: Written by Patrick Gleeson, Ph. D.; updated November 28, 2018 – it’s clear you can save money by using both:
A good way to save money on air-conditioning is to use it in conjunction with a fan. Because the fan makes you feel cooler as it evaporates sweat, you can be comfortable at a higher room temperature in an air-conditioned room.
This can save you quite a bit of money. Every degree you raise your thermostat saves you around 4 percent of your air-conditioning energy use. If your air conditioning costs $180 each summer month when your thermostat is set at 71 degrees, raising it to 78 degrees lowers that cost to about $125 per month. In terms of comfort, the 71-degree air-conditioned room does not feel significantly different from the same air-conditioned room at 78 degrees when the air is circulated by a good quality fan.
We are running our own study and need to capture more data from our many Bond users. So we are challenging our BOND users to show us their energy cost savings! We’re running this contest through the end of the year but you’ll have 2 chances to WIN!
Here’s how it works:
- Contest runs April 2019 – December 2019
- To show comparison, please provide a heating / cooling bill from either March or April 2017 or 2018 and one from the same month in 2019
- If you use are already using your ceiling fan in conjunction with your heating and cooling system your March bill should work, otherwise you can begin using the fan now and submit your April ’19 bill
- Email both energy/utility bills to email@example.com and reference “BOND Cost Savings Challenge”
- You will receive 1 entry for each month of utility bills you submit
- Drawings will be held June 2019 and again in January 2020
- The retail value of the ceiling fan is approximately $350.00
How-to Save for Each Season:
In summer, use the ceiling fan in a counterclockwise direction to create a wind chill effect; turn off the fan when you aren’t in the room.
In winter, reverse the fan to run clockwise and force warm air down from the ceiling.
Of course integrating BOND in your Alexa/Google Home scenes or with IFTTT for automation routines based on current outside temperature conditions can help you become even more efficient!