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Fanimation initiates first annual National Ceiling Fan Day

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September 18 is Fanimation’s first annual National Ceiling Fan Day!

As a society, we’ve grown reliant on air conditioners. That’s not to say air conditioners should never be used. But it’s important to be educated on the energy and cost saving benefits of using fans in conjunction with central air.

Studies published by Energy Information Association (EIA) show that 94 million of the 113.6 million residential homes in the United States use air conditioning equipment and 110.1 million use space heating equipment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends using ceiling fans to reduce or eliminate the need to use air conditioning because ceiling fans consume far less electricity. Many ceiling fans consume as few as 30-50 watts during operation while air conditioning systems can use upwards of 3,500-5,000 watts. Ceiling fans are also significantly cheaper to operate. Operating a fan can cost as low as three dollars a month while an A/C unit can cost approximately $130+.

National Ceiling Fan Day will bring national attention to escalating energy costs and consumption. If every American participated in NCFD by turning off their air conditioning and using fans for their cooling needs, the United States would save over three trillion kilowatt hours of energy consumption (even more with an ENERY STAR certified model). That’s enough energy to power the entire city of New York for months! 

Join the fight to reduce energy consumption by turning off your central cooling systems and relying on ceiling, floor, desk and wall fans to save trillions of kilowatt hours of energy consumption.

 

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Alexander Ostrovsky

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