It seems like just yesterday that the flowers were beginning to bloom and the first glimmer of summer time was upon us. But alas, the time when some of us will head back to school and others will close their pools and grills for the year is not too far away.

Even as the summer comes to a close, temperatures around the country won’t be cooling off too much too soon. More importantly, as the summer comes to a close the 3rd Annual National Ceiling Fan Day (NCFD) is fast approaching.  This day was conceived and put in place in order to educate people about the energy and money saving qualities of fans.

Participating in National Ceiling Fan Day is easy enough, all you have to do is turn off the AC for a day and rely on solely fans to cool your home. This may not be realistic for everybody, as temperatures vary from region to region. However, by relying on fans as much as possible and turning off or just turning down the AC, significant savings can be made in terms of energy and money. Making a small change can have a big impact, both on the environment and your wallet.

Here are some facts about ceiling fans to get you in the mood to celebrate National Ceiling Fan Day:

1. Ceiling fans use significantly less power than air conditioners.

Even the most average ceiling fan uses much less power to cool a room than a central or room air conditioner. On average a room air conditioner uses 1000 watts to run while a ceiling fan on high uses 50 watts. That’s a big difference not only in energy, but on your electric bill later.

2. Advances in technology have made fans more energy efficient than ever.

Recent technological advances have allowed for fans to save even more energy and money. For example, DC motors, which have been implemented in many new products, use up to 70% less energy than AC motors. It is also more common recently that light kits feature LED lights, which are more energy efficient as well.

3. fanSync makes it easier to conserve energy. 

Many features of fanSync, a mobile application used to control ceiling fans, make it almost impossible to waste energy. For example, the Safe Exit feature shuts off fans a minute after you leave the room, if enabled, so fans won’t run unnecessarily. And if you’re the forgetful type, fanSync allows you to set a timer, making your fan turn off at a predetermined time so you’ll never leave it running while you’re at work again.

4. The ENERGY STAR label is a great indication.

If you’re in the market for a new, energy efficient fan, look no further than to those that have received the coveted ENERGY STAR recognition by providing the newest energy saving technologies. To read more about how fans receive that label, click here.

Will you be participating in National Ceiling Fan Day this year? Let us know what you will be doing to save energy and money this September 18!