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- Using fans and windows to keep your space at a comfortable temperature saves energy. Use fans during the summer to create a wind-chill effect that will make your space more comfortable.
- Fans cool people, not rooms – turn them off in empty rooms. Remember, though, that the fan cools you off by the breeze passing by you – it doesn't do anything to cool the room itself. The best way to optimize energy savings energy is even simpler – just turn the fan off when you leave the room.
*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR program
1Install an ENERGY STAR® rated ceiling fan or consider a fan or switch with a motion sensor that reacts to empty rooms by turning itself off.
2To continue saving energy and make your home more comfortable visit the Ameren Missouri Heating and Cooling Program for a list of resources and available rebates.
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