Selecting A Ceiling Fan

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Selecting A Ceiling Fan
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Fact sheet
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Florida Energy Extension Service
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University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.

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Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
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Published
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"EES-30"

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Florida Energy Extension Service TheInstituteofFoodandAgriculturalSciencesisanEqualOpportunity/AffirmativeActionEmployerauthorizedtoprovideresearch,educational informationandotherservicesonlytoindividualsandinstitutionsthatfunctionwithoutregardtorace,color,sex,ornationalorigin. FloridaCooperativeExtensionService/InstituteofFoodandAgriculturalSciences/UniversityofFlorida/JohnT.Woeste,DeanReducingOperatingCostsThrough ImprovedEnergyEfficiencyinYourBusiness1FloridaEnergyExtensionService2Thesuggestionsinthispamphletareproven energysavers.Ifimplementedproperlytheywill reduceenergywasteandimproveenergyefficiencyin yourbusiness,atthesametimeimprovingyourprofit margin.Someofthemeasurescostlittleornothing. Otherscanbeexpensive.Beforeundertakinganyof themorecostlysuggestions(indicatedwith*)you shouldcheckwithsomeoneknowledgeableabout variousfinancialanalysistechniquestodeterminethe costeffectivenessofaparticularsuggestion.Itmay bethatalargecapitaloutlay,suchasforaheat recoverysystem,wouldpayforitselfinreducedutility costsinjustthreeyears.However,ifyouplantosell yourbusiness,ormovetoanewlocationinthe meantime,itmaynotbeinyourbestintereststo investalargeamountofcapitalatthepresenttime. Theseandotherconsiderationsmustbecarefully weighedbeforedecidingwhetherornottoinvestin energyconservation.HaveWill DoneDoAirConditioning/SpaceHeating________1.Setthethermostatforcooking equipmentatthehighestlevelfor customercomfort.Forevery degreeyouraisethethermostat, youcansave3to5percenton yourcoolingcosts. ________2.Setthethermostatforheating equipmentatthelowestlevelfor customercomfort:68degreesF orlessduringbusinesshoursand 55degreesFwhenthebuildingis unoccupiedduringthecold weather. ________3.Keepallopeningstotheoutside tightlyclosedwhenheatingor coolingequipmentisoperating. ________4.Turnoffunnecessaryheatingor coolinginstorageroomsorother areasusedinfrequently. ________5.Useathermostatwithautomatic setbacktimecontrolsfor regulatingheatingandcooling equipment. ________6.Provideregularmaintenancefor heatingandcoolingsystems, makingsurethatthemaintenance scheduleisenforced. ________7.*Useceilingfanstoassistthe coolingsystem.Fansallowyouto raisethethermostatsettingand stillmaintaincustomercomfort. ________8.Besurethebuildingisproperly weatherstrippedandcaulked. Don'tforgetdeliverydoors. ________9.Besureallductworkissealedand insulated. 1.ThisdocumentwaspublishedasFactSheetEES-30,FloridaEnergyExtensionService.Formoreinformation,contactyourcountyCooperative ExtensionServiceoffice. 2.InstituteofFoodandAgriculturalSciences,UniversityofFlorida,Gainesville. TheFloridaEnergyExtensionServicereceivesfundingfromtheGovernor'sEnergyOffice.Theinformationcontainedhereinistheproductof theFloridaEnergyExtensionServiceanddoesnotnecessarilyreflecttheviewsoftheGovernor'sEnergyOffice.

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ReducingOperatingCostsThroughImprovedEnergyEfficiencyinYourBusiness Page2 ________10.*Installawasteheatrecovery systeminyourbusinessoperation. ________11.Besurethermostatsarecalibrated andthatothercontrolsare workingproperly. ________12.Useoutsideairforcooling whenevertemperaturespermit. ________13.*Installvestibulestocutdown conditioningairloss. ________14.Install"dummy"thermostatsif peopleinsistuponadjustingthem. ________15.*Installcomputerizedcontrolsfor theheating,ventilation,and coolingsystemsinlargeoffices. ________16.Contactyourelectricutilitytosee ifyouwouldbenefitbygoingona loadmanagementschedule. Selectedequipmentwouldbe cycledoffandonduringpeak demandhours.Inexchangefor thisprivilege,youreceivealower utilityrate.HaveWill DoneDoWaterHeating________1.Setwatertemperaturecontrolsto 120degreesForbelowifwateris notusedfordishwashingor laundry. ________2.Turnoffthewaterheaterifitwill notbeusedforanextended periodoftime. ________3.*Consideraboosterheaterwhen hightemperaturewaterisneeded. ________4.Repairleakspromptly.Install springactivatedwatertaps. ________5.Drainwatertanksatleasttwicea yeartoremovesediment. ________6.*Installapointofusewaterheater toserviceremoteorseldomused faucets. ________7.*Connectatimertothewater heatertoreducetemperature duringlowusebuildinghours. ________8.Wrapwaterheatersandpipes withinsulation.(Consultagas companybeforewrappingagas fueledwaterheater.) ________9.Wheneverfeasiblelocatethe waterheaterascloseaspossible totheloaditservices. ________10.*Ifyourbusinessoperations includekitchensorlaundries considerheatrecoveryforyour hotwaterneeds. ________11.Installmanualflushvalvesin restrooms.Eliminatecontinuous flushvalves. ________12.Reducewaterflowwithflow restrictors,newfixtures,toilet dams,orvalveadjustments. Replacingstandardtypefaucets withsprayfaucetscanreduce waterconsumptionby50percent.HaveWill DoneDoLighting________1.Turnoffallunnecessarylighting. Duringcleaning,lightonlyareas wherecleaningisunderway. ________2.Useshadingdevices,suchas awnings,oneastandwestfacing displaywindows. ________3.Keepalllightingfixturesclean. ________4.Replacehighwattagebulbswith thesamequantityoflowwattage bulbswherepossible. ________5.*Replaceincandescentlighting withfluorescentlighting.

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ReducingOperatingCostsThroughImprovedEnergyEfficiencyinYourBusiness Page3 ________6.Usedimmingswitchesinrooms requiringdifferentlightinglevels. ________7.Limittheuseofdecorative lighting.Eliminatewhere unnecessary. ________8.Whenrepaintinguselightcolors toincreasereflectance. ________9.Usetimeclockswitchesand/or photoelectriccellsfordisplay lighting,buildingandsignlights, andparkinglotlights. ________10.*Lowerceilingfixtures.HaveWill DoneDoTransportation________1.Plandeliveriestoreducetripsand mileage. ________2.Avoidrapidstartsandstopswhen makingdeliveries. ________3.Usedecelerationinlieuof brakingwheneverpossible. ________4.Maintainasteadycruisespeed-avoidthehabitofspeedingup andslowingdownwhileonthe highway.Thisusesmorefuel thanmaintainingasteadyspeed. ________5.Turnofftheenginewhenyou'll beatadeliverypointformore than30seconds. ________6.Adheretothemaintenance scheduleinthemotorvehicle operationsmanual. ________7.Usethemostfuelefficientvehicle forthejobthatneedstobedone. ________8.Keepdeliveryvehiclesandother businessvehiclesfreeof unnecessaryweight. ________9.Use motorfuelofthe recommendedoctane.Usinga higheroctanefuelwillnot improvefueleconomyandwill onlycostyoumore. ________10.Rewarddriverswhoexhibitbetter thanaveragefueleconomyas judgedbytheEPAmilesper gallonrating. Thesearebutafewofthemanyenergyconservation measuresavailabletoimproveenergyefficiencyin yourbusiness.Formoreinformation,calltheEnergy ExtensionServiceOffice--Gainesville,FL904-3925684;andOrlando,FL407-420-3736. *Indicatesmoderatetohighinitialcostitemwhichmayormaynotbecosteffective.