There are several energy-saving benefits to adding ceiling fans to your home. Ceiling fans are suprisingly efficient, most models use the same amount of power as a 100 Watt light bulb. In summer months ceiling fans naturally help to cool your space when set to run counter clockwise- if the outdoor temperature isn't too high you can open the windows and use the fan to circulate the warm air outdoors. If the temperature is higher you can invest in a dehumidifier and use the ceiling fan to keep the air circulating fan and use less energy than an air conditioning system. Believe it or not ceiling fans can actually benefit your home in the winter as well. Warm air rises throughout a space and if you run your fan clockwise it will circulate the air across the ceiling and down the walls to the floor without creating a chilling breeze. This can reduce energy costs of heating a space by up to 10%. Shop our selection of ceiling fans here at expressDecor.com for great quality and great savings.