If more people realized how much money they could save with a ceiling fan, especially if they use it properly, there would be a ceiling fan in every room, in every home across America. You already know you can lower your energy bills. Now you can reduce them even more when you use a remote temperature sensor.
To understand how a remote temperature sensor helps, it’s important to understand how a ceiling fan works. It doesn’t directly cool the air in your room, but it does move the air. As it pulls the cool air up from the floor, the warm air at the ceiling is forced down, where it’s cooled by your air conditioner, and the cycle keeps repeating. So, as long as the fan is operating the room actually does stay cooler.
During the winter, it works the same way. The fan doesn’t actually heat the air, but it does keep the warm air circulating which keeps your room at a more even temperature and eliminates cold spots.
Since the ceiling fan doesn’t directly affect the air temperature, it only makes sense to turn it off every time you leave the room. When you re-enter the room you simply turn the fan on and the effects are felt immediately.
Now, imagine what happens when you turn your ceiling fan off. During the summer all that warm air just keeps building up. Your room becomes stuffy and warm and the only way to cool it is to lower the temperature on your thermostat, which makes your air conditioner work harder. And if your thermostat happens to be located in a room that receives a lot of sun and heat during the summer, it’s going to come on earlier than necessary simply because that room is warmer than the rest of the house.
Conversely, without your ceiling fan in the winter, the warm air stays up toward the ceiling and the room develops drafty cold spots. Again, the only way to alleviate the problem is to turn up your thermostat and make your furnace work harder. If the thermostat is located in a room that’s particularly cold or drafty, then the furnace runs that much more.
When you install a remote temperature sensor, everything changes. You can still turn your ceiling fans off when you leave the room, but when the temperature in the room reaches a certain level, which you’re programmed into the sensor, the fan is automatically turned on. Not only that, but the speed can even be remotely controlled.
Take it a step further and you can see how this might benefit you in other areas. Set the temperature sensor a bit lower just before bedtime so your bedroom’s nice and cool. Then set it a bit higher during the night so the fan shuts off as the night gets cooler. No more jumping up and down turning your fans on and off.
The remote temperature sensor helps maintain a more constant temperature in the room, reducing the load on your air conditioner or furnace, resulting in even more savings on your energy bills.
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