I’ve figured out that about half of my monthly utility costs are because of heating as well as cooling. I live in an area that seems to be either sizzling as well as humid or cold frigid throughout the year. I maybe love more than 2 or multiple months where I can turn off the gas furnace as well as cooling system entirely. Because of the enormous expense of temperature control, I’ve gone to great lengths to eliminate waste. Since my home is older, there was a great deal of outside air getting inside through gaps as well as leaks when I first moved in. The windows were not slim or Energy Star rated. There was insufficient insulation in the walls, ceilings as well as crawl spaces. The HVAC duct was in poor shape as well as required a thorough cleaning as well as sealing at the seams. The gas furnace as well as cooling system were both in desperate need of professional repair. Because of all my efforts, I’ve significantly reduced monthly expenses as well as improved the overall comfort of the home. Just last winter, however, I climbed up on a ladder to upgrade an overhead light bulb in the kitchen. I instantly felt the rise in temperature as well as started to sweat. I realized that the heat from the gas furnace was rising straight up to the ceiling. This temperature stratification was affecting my budget as well as comfort. I did some research as well as invested in a bunch of ceiling fans. There is a substantial selection of styles as well as prices, as well as ceiling fans are fairly easy to install. I was able to install them on my own. The ceiling fans have paid for themselves in energy savings. The rotation of the fan blades pushes the heated air back toward the floor. This has allowed me to lower the control machine setting as well as reduce strain on the gas furnace. During the summer, I reverse the rotation of the fan blades to push the heated air upward. The fans minimize the workload of the cooling system as well as help to keep the air circulating.