How It Works
A ceiling fan doesn't lower the temperature of the room - it just feels like it does. Ceiling fans create a wind chill effect that makes you feel cooler similar to an open window in a moving car. If you have a ceiling fan in a room with a temperature of 80 degrees, running the fan can create a wind chill effect that makes you feel as if the temperature is 72 degrees. Using your ceiling fan and air conditioner together can help lower energy costs.
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