Question by  mynewbaby (20)

How much does it cost to run a ceiling fan?

I leave mine running a lot.


Answer by  HawaiianGirl (6906)

Celing fans are pretty cost efficient. They do not cost a whole lot to run. Of course, you should always turn it off when you are out of the room or don't need it. It is much cheaper to have a celing fan than a air conditioner.


Answer by  Valentine62 (2131)

I have three ceiling fans and about five other fans running constantly during the summer months, and I have noticed about a $10.00 raise in the bill. I think that is worth it to stay cool.


Answer by  Jimbob (2275)

The cost for the average ceiling fan to run all day on low power will be about five cents a day. However if the ceiling fan is rather large or if it is on high power the usage may be more.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

The cost of running a ceiling fan is far less than the cost of running an air conditioner. Keeping the fan running lowers the body temperatures of the people in the room and saves money.


Answer by  Josie74 (225)

It depends on the size of fan, but for a ceiling fan running on high for 24 hours a day would cost 41 cents per KWH or $6.15 a month.


Answer by  THELMA (72)

Running a ceiling fan cost just as much as running a air conditioner. Especially it they run all day and night, non stop. It was around 20 bucks a month to run ceiling fans in your house. The more you have the more it will cost. We have a engery saver on or central air.


Answer by  fanman (5)

Running a ceiling fan does not have to tear a hole in your wallet. As long as you keep it running on a low setting and turn it off when exiting a room,you will be just fine. You could also invest in a low power/energy saving unit to mimumize your electricity bill.


Answer by  leah84 (1043)

It depends on many things: where you live, how much your electricity usually costs, what watt ceiling fan you have, what speed the fan is on and how often you use it. If you factor all of these things in, you will be able to figure out what you spend a day on running your ceiling fan.


Answer by  JohnJacobs (75)

It will depend on the age and size of the ceiling fan you have running. However most home ceiling fans, even when left on 24 hours a day, will hardly reach 5 dollars a month to run. If you find that you can remain cool using a ceiling fan instead of the AC running, you'll end up saving money quickly.


Answer by  ravensoffspring (412)

The costs depend on where you live, but as a rule of thumb, ceiling fans usually don't cost a lot of money even if you leave them running a lot.


Answer by  bigwig (654)

A fan uses 55 to 100 watts at a time, depending on its size (smaller fans use less electricity). Electricity rates vary from state to state. The average in the US is 12 cents per KwH. So, for every hour the fan runs, it uses 0. 055 to 0. 1 kW and costs between 0. 0066 and 1. 2 cents.


Answer by  japratt (1687)

It is pretty inexpensive to run your ceiling fan. I currently run mine all the time as well and it might have and effect of a dollar or 2 but is nothing huge.

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