Are you looking for a new way to fight the New Orleans, Louisiana, summer heat? Are you tired of doing nothing about high utility costs? These two problems may not seem to have much in common, but they have the same solution: a ceiling fan. Installing a ceiling fan in your home will bring cool comfort to your living space while simultaneously reducing your utility payments. Here’s why you should install a fan this summer.

Improved Comfort

Installing a ceiling fan is an affordable way to improve comfort in your home. If you set the fan to a counterclockwise rotation during the summer, the motion will create a downward airflow that has a cooling effect. By moving the air in your living space, ceiling fans also can reduce stuffiness and help control humidity, as well as repel insects (especially houseflies).

Lower Utility Costs

Perhaps the greatest appeal to installing a ceiling fan is the money you’ll save. A ceiling fan makes the room feel cooler because it accelerates the evaporation of perspiration. That means you can feel 6 to 8 degrees cooler than the actual temperature setting on your thermostat. That allows you to turn up the temperature on the thermostat without sacrificing comfort, which will in turn reduce your utility costs.

Greater HVAC Efficiency

Since you can turn up your thermostat setting once you’ve installed a ceiling fan, you reduce strain on your air conditioning system. The further away your thermostat temperature setting is from the temperature outside, the harder your system has to work to maintain comfort, which reduces efficiency and hikes up utility costs.

With the help of a ceiling fan, you can give your system a breather. And when the inevitable day comes that your AC needs to be replaced, a ceiling fan can continue to keep you cool in the meantime.

You’re one simple weekend project away from greater efficiency and comfort in your home. For a professional hand with improving your HVAC efficiency, call Bryans United Air Conditioning at 504-208-2071.

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