AC alternative - Home Energy Saving Ideas - 12 Ways to Go on an Energy Diet - Bob Vila
Mother Earth News
FACT:You can pay anywhere from 36 cents per hour to operate a room air conditioner, but a ceiling fan (running on medium) will cost roughly a penny for the same amount of time, according to The New York Times.
DIET PLAN: Consider circulating the air rather than cooling it. And don't think that ceiling fans are only effective in the hot summer months. Reverse the direction during the winter to recirculate warm air collecting near the ceiling.