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Placing Fans for Maximum Cooling and Efficiency

In hot climates like the one in Texas, air conditioning is a must. While you can’t live without it, you can help your HVAC system run more efficiently. That’s where fans come in.

With so many types of fans on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones to buy and where to put them once you have them. Here are some tips on placing fans for maximum cooling and efficiency:

Start with Ceiling Fans
The best cooling strategy starts with ceiling fans. These fans are especially efficient when it comes to cooling an entire room. They also help with heating in the winter.

When rotating counterclockwise, they create a draft and spread cool air. When they move clockwise, they move warm air down from the ceiling.

Make sure to find ceiling fans of an appropriate size for the room they’re going in, and look for the Energy Star label, which makes them up to 40% more efficient to use.

Place Fans in the Windows
Invest in window fans, which can be placed inside of a tightly sealed window to create better airflow. Choose windows near cooler, shaded outdoor areas so they don’t have to work too hard to move cool air into the room.

Ideally, these fans will only be used when it’s cooler outside than inside, in the nighttime or early morning.

How to Place Other Fans
When placing table fans or any other type of fan, make sure the fans are facing the interior of the room rather than toward a wall or a corner

The fewer obstructions are in the way, the better they’ll be able to cool down a room. This goes for window fans, ceiling fans, table fans or fans that stand up on the floor. Keep this in mind when placing furniture and other items around the house.

Keep Open Airways Around Fans
When cooling your entire home, there are a few steps you can take to make them work more efficiently. Placing fans correctly is an important first step.

Keeping airways open isn’t just about moving furniture and fans around. It also means keeping interior doors open when possible and making sure exterior windows and doors are firmly shut.

The more your fans work to cool your home, the less stress you put on your HVAC system on the hottest days of the year.

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