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1.2.15 Use ceiling fans instead of air conditioning when possible

1.2.15 Use ceiling fans instead of air conditioning when possible

Description

Fans can make feel 3 to 8 degrees cooler, allowing dialling the AC to a higher temperature with no reduction in comfort. In temperate climates, or during moderately hot weather, ceiling fans may allow to avoid using the air conditioner altogether.

Benefits

  • Easy installation

  • Low maintenance

  • Adaptability

  • Filter odors quickly

  • High energy savings

Limitations

  • Occupant acceptance

  • Aesthetic

  • Poor installation can affect the fan’s noise level

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low. Central AC costs seventy times more to run than a fan

References and best practices

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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