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View Poll Results: How much do your ceiling fans help during summer?
Very well. I don't even need A/C when my fans are on 1 4.76%
Fairly well. I just use the fans except for on the hottest summer days, when A/C is also needed 2 9.52%
They help but in the summer I still need the A/C most of the time 17 80.95%
Very little. The fans don't even lower my electric bill 1 4.76%
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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When you're at home, how much do ceiling fans help you in the summer during the day?
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Love my fans....they are on all day in rooms I frequent...helps to cool any perspiration from skin and keep the air in the rooms circulating too. And lowers the dreaded humidity here in coastal SC.

Oh, and especially when sleeping...have a large one over the bed and keep it at high speed!
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I don't know of anyone here in Texas that does not use ac at all times in the summer with or without ceiling fans. Unless you don't have any ac that is. Ceiling fans do help with air movement to help the house feel cool and I suppose I have the ac a couple of degrees warmer than I might if I had no fans.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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When you're at home, how much do ceiling fans help you in the summer during the day?
They allow me to keep the temperature a few degrees higher in summer.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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We have ours on year round. Learned that from living in Texas and it has served us well through our moves to other states along the way. Most of the time, I am okay with just having the fans on without the A/C (except this year anyway since I am pregnant) but my husband needs the A/C so they are usually both kept on. I won't ever have one bedroom/living room without one again.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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We don't have AC here at our Lubbock area farm house, only swamp coolers and they have worked excellent this summer as dry as everything has been. We have a ceiling fan in the bedroom that we keep on night and day but it can chill you in these recent mornings. It will soon have to be shut off at night entirely.

Although I use a 40" barrel fan whenever I'm working in my large barn, I also use a swamp cooler in my shop. Fans work about as well as a good dense shade out here. Add some cool well water to the mix and, voila, get a jacket.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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We don't have AC here at our Lubbock area farm house, only swamp coolers and they have worked excellent this summer as dry as everything has been. We have a ceiling fan in the bedroom that we keep on night and day but it can chill you in these recent mornings. It will soon have to be shut off at night entirely.

Although I use a 40" barrel fan whenever I'm working in my large barn, I also use a swamp cooler in my shop. Fans work about as well as a good dense shade out here. Add some cool well water to the mix and, voila, get a jacket.
What are the typical night temperatures in July and August at your farm? Being out away from the city with all its concrete, I would assume that it cools off more at night.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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My fans run all year every day.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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What are the typical night temperatures in July and August at your farm? Being out away from the city with all its concrete, I would assume that it cools off more at night.
Hi Cathy. Lately nightly temps have been around 70 degrees but there was one morning this month I got up and it was 60. Brrr!

Yes, my closest significant amount of concrete is the FM highway one mile away. My road is unpaved.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, Texas
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The ceiling fan is in my bedroom so I run both that and the AC when I'm sleeping all through the summer. My AC runs 24/7 all summer long but the utilities are included in my rent so running my AC doesn't cost me anything. Even my cable is included. All for $500 a month. Btw its 10:30pm and its still 90 degrees outside.
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