advertisement
31 October 2012

Fans are cooler than aircon

Well, energy-wise they're cooler. So try to use them as much as possible before giving in to the temptation of aircon this summer.

0

This summer, choose fans before you resort to aircon: they use around 10 times less energy.

It's a waste of energy to leave fans on in an empty house however, as their cooling effect is primarily effective when rooms are occupied. They help to blow heated air away from the body, and cause cooling by increased evaporation of sweat.

Fans do also help to pull in fresh air from open windows and circulate it, which is good for improving your indoor air quality.

- Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor, Health24, October 2012

Got a good green or event tip to share? Email me at oroseinn@sa.24.com or post on the EnviroHealth Forum – if it's a planet-saver, we'll publish it.

More EnviroHealth Tips

 
advertisement

Get a quote

advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Live healthier

Marriage matters »

Why marriages fail Divorce harder for kids from wealthy homes Why a curvaceous booty drives men wild

"Should we get divorced?"

After six years of marriage the spark is gone and this couple can't even have a conversation.

Do you have a sweet tooth? »

What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar

10 foods with hidden sugar

Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.