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Re: today

Ask Marilyn:
"My wife and I have a bet. I say that a ceiling fan is useless if no one is
present to benefit from the breeze. She says it still is cooling the room.
Please tell her so I can collect.
-Steve Beubis, Harrington Park, N.J.

"The fan actually is warming the air. That's because its motor is connected
to the electricity and drawing energy into the room. When people are
present, they may feel cooler due to the breeze, but the air itself is a bit
warmer. And when no one is around, the fan is worse than nothing: It's a


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] today

> Hadn't heard that. But used with an A/C, they greatly improve the A/C's
> performance at higher temperature settings. To explain. Without ceiling
> fans my small abode would need an A/C setting of 72 degrees to be
> comfortable. With ceiling fans, that setting rises to 80 degrees. And
> on many days, the fans are enough. Tend to use them year around in
> fact. In winter, they bring that ceiling heat down [fans can be told to
> either "suck up" or "blow down" if you didn't know].
> On Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at 03:45 PM, Kitty wrote:
> > Did you know that ceiling fans actually warm the air?
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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