Cooling; Buildings; Hot Humid Climates
During the hot, humid summer months in the southeastern U. S., air conditioning costs are a substantial part of the average home's utility bill. In Florida, for example, air conditioning accounts for about 30 percent of the annual utility bill for an all electric house. Fans can help lower air conditioning costs.
There are three generic types of fans to reduce summer air conditioning costs: air circulating fans to create air motion which increases comfort, whole house fans to promote fresh air exchange, and attic vent fans to lower attic temperatures.
Buildings - Cooling; Hot Humid Climates
Florida Solar Energy Center and Chandra, Subrato, "Fans To Reduce Cooling Costs In The Southeast" (1985). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 1107.