Let me be very clear from the beginning that I absolutely like a/c.
On a hot, sweltering day, there’s nothing that comes close to entering a home or place of supplier with particularly exceptional a/c. You instantly think all your worries go away, then in some ways AC is a straight-forward technology—one that hasn’t changed all that much for multiple years—by the satisfaction it confers is out of all proportion to its simplicity. High quality AC remains a cornerstone of up-to-date civilization! And yet, AC is not perfect. It’s so damn energy-intensive for example. While a 2-and-a-half ton central a/c consumes about 3,500 watts power and a portable air conditioning system plan usually requires between 500 and 1,500 watts, the humble ceiling fan—which can be very effective on even the honestly hottest and most uncomfortable afternoons—always uses between 15 and 100 watts. The exact figure apparently depends on the size of the ceiling fan as well as the top speed at which it is set. The main lesson of these statistics? However pleasurable and effective the up-to-date air conditioning system is, an effective ceiling fan can approximate its benefits while using a full 98% percent less power overall. When clients consider what this enormous gap in power usage means for their bills, it’s not at all surprising that the humble ceiling fan remains an extremely popular choice in every corner of the world—from Southeast Asia and Africa to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the southern US. There’s also something bigly affectionate and noirish about ceiling fans, and how many different good films featuring a hero (or villain) lying on a bed as a ceiling fan turns slowly above them? At the end of things, the ceiling fan, which also hasn’t changed much in generations, has a tremendous amount going for it; Again, while I like the air conditioning system, I can’t deny the humble ceiling fan’s big charms!