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

Vitamin wise »

Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins

Get your vitamins right

Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.

Yoga »

Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep

What yoga can do for you

Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills.