Are you a fan of ceiling fans?
Charlotte, North Carolina
July 25, 2016 9:32pm CST
Some of us can really live without too much air conditioning if we have ceiling fans that work well. Why wouldn't a ceiling fan work well? Not sure, but some of our friends have complained theirs don't always work as expected, so they use air conditioning 24/7. We are fortunate enough to have ceiling fans in every room, even though this is an OLD house. We installed everything ourselves when giving this place a face lift. When the temperature is over 100, no one would really want to just have ceiling fans, but in reality, could survive. The ceiling fans seem to be a great blessing and we are forever thankful that these were invented. Phew! Time for a little air conditioning soon-it is close to 100 right now!
18 people like this
• United States
26 Jul 16
We have the in every room - but I can honestly say I've never turned on one of them. I always feel like they are coming down on my head. If this house had higher ceilings I might feel differently. I prefer A/C and since we have cheap electric I'm fine with that. We do have 6 ceiling fans outside that we use quite a bit especially this summer.
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
Our fans have a little switch on them which we have to change with the seasons. In the winter the blades are angled to bring warm air down into the room while in the summer the reverse happens. We find fans very effective.
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 16
Oh yes, I love my ceiling fans, we have them in all the bedrooms, living room and family room. They do help a lot and we use them year round, just change direction in the winter. They do help survive the summer but are not nearly as good as the A/C. We currently do not have A/C but we survived last year and are surviving this year without it. Hubby only has a part time job and we need a completely new system, so a new system is on the back burner. We can keep it about 9 degrees below whatever it is outside by using the attic fan at night and closing up all windows when he in/out temps meet. It works well.
26 Jul 16
Its been horribly hot this summer, I slept with the air from a ceiling fan, it was wonderful at night when the air is shut off... My sister kept the ceiling fans running with the air conditioner at a higher temp. It made a miserable day acceptable.
• Midland, Michigan
29 Jul 16
I have a ceiling fan over my computer table and enjoy it periodically when it’s really still in here. We don’t have air and it would be nice to have one in every room. We’d hoped to have it in the bedroom eventually, but now we have extra insulation in the attic, and I think if anyone were to install one for us they could accidentally fall through the ceiling since they can’t see where the joists are anymore.
28 Jul 16
We have to use ceiling fans. I am from tropics. In our summers (which end around the second week of June actually), temperatures touch almost 45 degrees Celsius. We need both air conditioners and ceiling fans ..air conditioner for cooling the room, and ceiling fan for keeping that sweat away. lol. Thereafter, (Your summers), we have humidity to trouble us...and then mosquitoes...Dengue, malaria...no way...ceiling fan is the best gift to be given... Why their fans don't work? The gap between the ceiling and the blade matters as do the number of blades, material and shape of the blade, apart from motors. One factor too many but the one in my room may be well over 20 years old, and while it is not the best, it is still functional.