10:52AM | 12/21/06
Member Since: 11/15/05
70 lifetime posts
Prior to my putting a state-of-the-heart heating system of my place last year, the cost of heating the place was sky high.

I just got the latest utility bill today and to my dismay it was much higher than expected-but still not as much as it used to be.

Question: Would putting in a fan with reverse rotation feature help to lower the heating cost-the idea being that the warmed air would be better circulated in the main room and that way the heating system would not have to burn as much fuel?

But would not the cost of running the fan offset any savings by the heating unit not having to work as much?


07:01AM | 12/22/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
Newer fans use less power than the light bulbs glowing in them. The fan could help move hot air from the ceiling down. You want it to be on reverse so it suck upward pushing the warm air back down the perimeter of the room. That way you don't feel the evaporative effect of the air circulation. Of course, I could be wrong.
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