Wondering how to keep your home cool when the weather is too cool for air conditioning but too hot with just the windows open? Consider the types of fans discussed below.
1. Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans have been around for decades and for good reason. They circulate the air of the entire room in which they’re situated. Ceiling fans can rotate clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on what you’re trying to accomplish. To cool the room, set the fan to rotate counterclockwise. To pull cool air up and push warm air down in the colder temperatures, set the fan to rotate clockwise.
2. Floor Fans
There are numerous types of floor fans available, some with metal blades and some with plastic blades. Floor fans actually comprise several types of fans including air circulating fans, tower fans, box fans pedestal fans. Air circulating fans do not oscillate but can be positioned to point up or down at varying angles. Tower fans are newer and provide powerful air circulation without any visible blades. They oscillate well and are safe for children in that they cannot easily stick their fingers inside the fan and hurt their fingers. Box fans do not oscillate but provide a lot of power and can be placed on the floor or in a window. Pedestal fans stand higher in the air and oscillate with various speed settings.
3. Window Fans
There are rectangular fans made specifically to fit into typical home windows called window fans. These fans often have more than one blade and can function as an intake or exhaust. These work well on the exhaust setting to suck the warm air out of a room and on the intake setting to cool the air down.
There are numerous types of fans to help keep you cool or even to provide air circulation in your home. For a small cost, you can cool your house with a fan.