During warmer seasons of the year, we all want to maintain a cool, comfortable atmosphere in our homes. For many of us, that means turning on the air conditioner, expending a significant amount of energy, and paying high costs to do so. While air conditioning certainly has its place and makes for an appropriate cooling option at times, the benefits of ceiling fan usage either alone, or in conjunction with air conditioning, can offer many significant energy and cost saving advantages. Consider that a ceiling fan by a manufacturer like Fanimation uses as few as 30 watts during operation, while a central air conditioning system can use upwards of 5,000 watts. Additionally, ceiling fans when used properly regulate air circulation in a room. Setting a fan to spin counter clockwise sends cooler air downward, making the room’s occupants feel up to four degrees cooler. In warmer months, this means you can conserve energy and save money by turning up/off the thermostat on your air conditioning. In cooler months, you can set the ceiling fan back to clockwise and still enjoy all of its air circulating benefits.