Summer is approaching and the upcoming financial burden of hefty electricity bills has become our daily concern. ACs are widely preferred for fast cooling, easy temperature control system and other features; but it is difficult to keep an AC switched on all day, especially when the temperature soars high. Easy to carry and budget friendly ceiling fans can help ease the situation. Let’s find out the pros and cons of each and decide what’s better for you. I have compared both the options under the same parameter, so you know the actual difference.
This is the most important factor when we decide if we want a fan or an AC. We can afford a one-time luxury but dealing with huge bills every month is not cool. A ceiling fan, depending upon its size, needs 30-75 watts, whereas, an AC (small window units) needs 500 watts to 3500 watts (central AC)! According to surveys, nearly 50% of the amount towards electric bills is caused by heating or cooling of the room. In a warm state like Florida an AC it can consume 70% of your bill.
If you get a ceiling fan instead of an AC, you will not only save thousands of dollars each year but also become environment-friendly! Though, you feel cool and comfortable in your room; the air conditioning machines cause a temperature rise outside. We more people are using ACs, it is only adding to the global warming.
The tons of watts used by AC are produced from non-renewable resources. Using a house fan is more natural and eco-friendly.
Let’s face it. When you make a purchase each time you want to see that you get the maximum of your expectations with a minimum budget. That’s with all of us! ACs and ceiling fans have a huge gap in terms of unit price, maintenance cost, and electricity consumption charges.
Ceiling fans are damn cheap when it comes to unit price, cheap ceiling fans start from as low as $40 or less. You can save a whole lot of money and purchase multiple units at the same price of an AC. The maintenance cost is low; also the parts are easily available in the market.
An AC costs a fortune when you compare it with a ceiling fan. The unit price of each product may vary from $150 to $400 or more.
The house fans are lightweight and easily portable. You can go to a shop and get yourself one and bring home. You do not need prior arrangements. If you are shifting home, you can carry it with yourself in the same box or something small to accommodate it.
An air conditioning machine does have some drawbacks, this being one of them. You will need the help of someone if you have wanted a store pickup. Disassembling an AC each time you change your place may turn out frustrating enough!
Installation and Maintenance
Installing a ceiling fan does not require any special help. Slight knowledge about assembling parts is good enough to connect it. Same for the maintenance costs. There are hardly any issues when they are new, you can use the same house fan for years. If just in case, anything goes wrong you can get the parts at a cheap rate in the local market.
Installation of an AC is no child’s play. You can do it yourself if you have a sound knowledge about the job, otherwise, you may call for professional help. Now, imagine how it will be every time you shift to a new place! The internal parts or the cover come in different price range. The expense for maintenance cost may go up depending on the severity. Regular cleaning is another factor. AC machine accumulates dust particles and requires regular clean-up.
House fans do not cool the temperature of a room. They blow the air and you feel the wind, thus, you don’t sweat. You feel the fresh air. It cools your body.
An AC drops down the temperature of the room very fast. Thus, you feel comfortable in the dropped temperature of the room. You may be happy with the immediate cooling effect, however, in the long run, it is really unhealthy. Most of the workplaces are air conditioned, it can be your office, your store or any other place. As you spend the entire day in AC you tend to feel uncomfortable in the normal temperature. Air conditioning your house all day-night long will make you even more intolerant to temperature fluctuations, seasonal changes in weather. It is not healthy. Sweating is healthy within the given limits. Is takes out harmful toxins out of the body in the form of sweat. Not sweating at call will make your health vulnerable.
Most of the ceiling fans that are available in the market are well decorated. Some of them come with lights. Nowadays, the ceiling fans also come with remote control systems, making it easier to control the speed.
From our exhaustive research, we can come to a conclusion that using a ceiling fan can become beneficial for not only our pockets but also for our health and nature.