How to Cool A Room With Fans & Save Money
In fact, a few strategically placed fans in your home can efficiently and effectively distribute cool air in the summer and curb mildew in the bathroom and garage.
It is best to use a system of fans – ceiling, window, tabletop, exhaust, oscillating and tower fans – to supplement your HVAC system.
If you are looking to cut energy costs in the summer, a set of oscillating tower fans can help improve the quality of the air you breathe without breaking the bank.
Differences Between Tower, Window & Oscillating Fans
Tower Fans – These fans have an oscillating unit that helps to circulate air around the room. If your tower fan has a remote control, you can set the timer to shut off when you are away from home or sleeping. A few tower fan models feature air purification filters that help to remove dust and pollen particles from the home. Tower fans cool small to medium-sized rooms best.
Portable Oscillating – Whether you buy window fans, pedestal or floor designs, these fans feature an oscillating and tilting fan head. Potable oscillating fans help circulate fresh air in individual rooms in your home year-round. Large floor fans are great for creating a cool breeze in large rooms.
Window fans – These fans are small and usually have three speeds to meet your cooling needs. Window models help to keep the home cool by pulling in cool air from the outside in.
How Much Money Can A Tower Fan Save You?
When used with central air conditioning, a tower fan or a ceiling fan can slice your energy costs -- when you adjust the thermostat temperature setting higher. For every single degree you adjust upward, on the thermostat, you can cut your total cooling costs from at least 6.5 to 11 percent.
Similarly, you can save money in the winter months to distribute heat throughout your home by lowering the thermostat and using an oscillating fan.
Benefits of Buying and Using a Tower Fan
- A vertical tower fan fits discreetly into small and narrow areas without taking up too much space. Place your tower fan in the corner of your bedroom or living room to circulate cool air.
- These fans are easy to assemble, have a minimum of three speed settings and supply a large amount of airflow from a compact unit.
- Tower fans oscillate on a stationary and small base. These quiet fans cool the air in the room at a 90-degree angle and feature sleep and natural air modes.
- In comparison to a pedestal or window fan, a long and lean tower fan is less likely to fall down or tip over easily.
- Small grates on the front of the fan produce a smooth airflow delivery and make this type of fan safe for use around pets and small children.