There is more to cooling and heating your house than setting your thermostat. Fans that are placed at the right place can work with the air conditioner and furnace for moving air and maintaining a comfortable temperature in a room. The following are common fans that you can purchase for your house.
While a ceiling fan does not lower a room’s temperature, it generates a breeze which makes people in your house cooler. And this means that you do not need to use as much AC during the summer. Ceiling fans can be used in the winter so you can save energy. Make sure the fan is put on low speed and the reversal switch set so airflow is upward. Such naturally pushes rising warm air from your ceiling back down to a room.
These fans can cool your house by pulling in cool air from the outside or pushing out hot air depending on where the fan is facing. Fans tend to work best in windows that are opposite or which face the wind. You can get a reversible fan so you can adjust to wind direction changes without the need to turn your fan around. Putting a couple of fans in windows on a room’s opposite sides allows for the creation of cross-ventilation which transports air and make people feel cooler. Try to direct the fan to blow out air through upper-level windows as lower-level window fans will pull cool air. It makes sense to try various setups so you can see the ones that produce the perfect airflow.
If it is not practical or possible to place fans in your windows, portable fans that are put on the floors near doorways or windows can be helpful in circulating air between rooms and within a room. Such include stand fans, desk fans and box fans. Fans that have features like adjustable heights, multiple speeds and oscillation offers versatility in directing the flow of air.
The cylindrical air-moving mechanism of tower fans saves spaces and offers as much air as other kinds of fans. Also, tower fans provide remote control, oscillation and variable speed options.
High Velocity Fans
These fans are made big in order to cover huge rooms with ease. Air movers refer to a certain group of fans meant for fast drying and heavy-duty air circulation. Often, industrial or commercial fans have high velocity where rapid drying is needed.
These fans combine airflow with moisture to ensure a full cooking experience. Outdoor or indoor, handheld battery-operated and stationary models can be bought.
If the attic of your house is not finished, it gets quite hot up there during the summer months. Roof vents allows for the escape of this hot air and great insulation keeps the heat from penetrating into the living areas. However, an attic fan is capable of moving more hot air out of the attic.
Attic fans are meant for drawing cooler air from outside through vents in gables or soffits and pushing hot air outside. The majority of hard-wired; however, solar-powered models are in the market.