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In today’s blog post, we are going to answer a common question many homeowners have: does running a ceiling fan improve the performance of your air conditioning? Keep reading to learn more and contact us today to get a free quote for your HVAC service in New Jersey.

Do Ceiling Fans Lower Indoor Air Temperature?

Ceiling fans are no substitute for a central air conditioning system or even an individual air conditioning unit. They can help to lower your body temperature through the “wind chill effect,” where the air circulating from a ceiling fan causes your sweat to evaporate more quickly, but ceiling fans do not lower the actual temperature inside of a room.

Can Ceiling Fans Reduce Cooling Costs?

This is a myth that costs homeowners extra money on their energy bills every year. However, that is mainly due to people approaching it the wrong way. 

Having your AC set at a low temperature while you run your ceiling fan is only going to drive your energy costs up. Ceiling fans were designed to make a warm space feel cooler, so if you want to save money on your energy bills, try setting your thermostat at a higher temperature while running your ceiling fan.

How Do Ceiling Fans Affect Humidity? 

Because the breeze they create helps moisture to evaporate, ceiling fans can have a marginal impact on the humidity inside your home. However, unlike air conditioners, ceiling fans do not actually remove moisture from the air. If you struggle with excessive humidity inside your home, contact our air quality experts to find the best solution for your property.

Can Ceiling Fans Improve Air Quality?

Ceiling fans do not do anything to improve air quality inside your home. Only a high-quality air conditioner with an effective filtration system can help keep dust, pollen, allergens, and other harmful airborne particles from circulating through your home. Contact Climate Mechanics to get a free quote for a central air conditioner or indoor air filtration system in New Jersey!

Climate Mechanics is here to help make your home the clean, comfortable, and safe oasis you and your family deserve. Contact us today to speak with a helpful member of our team about your needs.