As the hot and humid summer months approach, you will want to do what you can to prepare yourself and your home to cope with the weather. With rising electrical costs, it is simply not feasible to run the air conditioner day and night in an attempt to be comfortable. You can take some of the work off your air conditioner and ease the hit to your electric bill by using fans.
Fans work wonders when it comes to keeping you comfortable. The slight breeze created by a fan works wonders at cooling you down while keeping the heavy air from becoming stagnant and uncomfortable. Ceiling fans are one option, as well as the portable oscillating fans that are readily available at most department stores.
If you already have a ceiling fan, you are all set. If you do not have one, it is an easy enough installation process if the wiring is available to hook it up to. Kits that are typically sold with the ceiling fan make it easy for you to complete the job without an electrician. Fort Lauderdale residents can call Elcon Electric for an experienced professional to install the ceiling fan.
This is a nice option for those who are not comfortable dealing with wiring issues or for those who would like several fans installed. An electrician in Fort Lauderdale can professionally install the ceiling fan as well as a switch to turn it off and on.
Once your fan is up, you need to know which direction you want the blades turning. In the warm weather, you want the cool air to blow down on you. This is achieved by setting the fan to turn in a counter-clockwise direction. During the cool months, turn the fan to the clockwise setting to help circulate the warm air.