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Old 08-04-2017, 10:50 PM
Status: "Living the good retired life." (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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We have a heat advisory in effect for the weekend. Temperature is expected to be in the mid 70's. Fans will be running.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I don't run then in empty rooms, no.

I will turn them in if people are using the room, though.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:02 PM
 
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Fans actually raise the temp in the room, but they make you feel cooler.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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If it's cooler and/or less humid outside, run the fan with at least one window/door open. If it's hotter and/or more humid outside, use the fan mostly when your present. You can go one further and install a dual window fan or whole house fan if the first scenario is the case. Otherwise, I'd advise you to look into better insulation and getting the AC more effective. It might need a cleaning, filter change, or it might simply not be properly sized for the room.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:19 PM
 
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Granted, this is the frugal section. So, I am sure many have figured out the pros and cons of keeping ceiling fans on.
My oldest while pregnant insisted on having fans on, whether she was in room or not. And high speed. Her room, is a hot room, did need it on. Its the room above the garage. It has AC, just not very good at cooling it down.
But, I digress. In the other rooms she frequents, all fans are always on, high speed. I am pretty much done trying to win this battle.
But, does it really help keep rooms cooler by circulating air within the house,rooms to help AC out?
I keep them on in room I'm in, as well as several oscillating fans. I'm hot natured.

I try to remember to turn them off when I leave room for long time. I've read they do no good if you're not in the room.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:23 PM
Status: "I can learn to admire w/o having to aquire." (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Where the last of the "Big 3" has retired. Spurs country.
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In this month's AARP Bulletin there are "99 Great Ways to Save" money. #6 is "Use ceiling fans more. Air conditioning costs about 36 cents an hour. A ceiling fan: 1 cent per hour. You could save $8.40 for each day without the AC."

I came across this model fan at Home Depot. Any thoughts? I really liked the looks of it...........it is unique, and I like all kinds of things that are not "run of the mill".

Stile Anderson 22 in. Indoor/Outdoor Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan-CF0110 - The Home Depot

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Old 08-13-2017, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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They don't get rid of the moisture in the air. That's the biggest problem.

I can tolerate pretty hot and humid, but some of my clothing has suffered.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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I live in a house with a finished walk-out basement. Pulling air up with a fan, during the hot part of the day keeps the house cooler. In the evening, opening up windows and a ceiling fan turns over the air to cool even more, working like a whole house fan. In the morning, we shut up the house to keep it cool and close blinds on the sunny side of the house. On especially warm, humid days, a cool shower and a fan drops core temperatures quickly. Fans are cheaper than a/c.
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I leave my ceiling fans on with the AC as it helps circulate the air throughout the house. By doing this I don't need to run the AC so cold therefore saving on the utility bill
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:22 PM
Status: "Living the good retired life." (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Pulling air up with a fan, during the hot part of the day keeps the house cooler.
Pulling air up is the winter setting for fans. In the summer the fan should be pushing air downward.
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