Author Topic: Will a ceiling fan really save you money?  (Read 11220 times)

BlueMR2

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Re: Will a ceiling fan really save you money?
« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2016, 10:11:27 AM »
I am surprised the whole house fan hasn't come up.  In my opinion it blows the ceiling fan out of the water - although requires a little more thought and time to utilize properly.

http://energy.gov/energysaver/cooling-whole-house-fan

It did, it was mentioned above.  Not as effective as I'd hoped it to be and it has the extra downside of sucking a ridiculous amount of dirt and allergens into the house.  With my new much more efficient HVAC system, I'm planning on leaving the insulation (from the Winter) on my whole house fan all Summer and just using A/C.

Kaplin261

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Re: Will a ceiling fan really save you money?
« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2016, 09:42:48 AM »
Slightly more expensive($300 for a system) you can install a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV). A HRV will bring in fresh air into your home and exhaust air from your home while recovering 80% of heat/cold energy in your air. When the system is tuned correctly you pressurize your home, eliminating air infiltration from gaps and cracks in your home exterior.

And there is also the RH % in your home. 75 degrees with 90% humidity is not very comfortable, however that same 75 degrees with 30% humidity isn't that bad.