Weird Question About Electricity And Cost

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  1. Absolutely

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    Does anyone have any guess on how much an electric bill would be changed by having a ceiling fan running 24/7, as opposed to just when you're in the room.

    It's an issue here, as my fan is always turned off by someone based on "We're not wasting electricity".

    Of course there's 10-20 other things in the house that are running constantly that nobody cares about, just my fan...
    The cable box is running when nobody is watching TV, the computers are on 24/7, laptops, iPhone adapters in charged iPads, etc etc.

    I'm assuming that the extra cost of having a standard ceiling fan that you turn on with a wall switch is maybe $1.25 a month
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    I would say whoever pays the bill gets to say
    And turning a light switch off when you leave the room isn't so hard
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    It isn't, but I don't like the picking and choosing of what is wasting and what isn't.
    Plus my room gets hot as balls, so I feel like if it's always on I don't have to wait that 2-3 minutes for the fan to circulate the A/C.

    I want to know the actual amount now, but I have no way of knowing.
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    You take the wattage of the fan (on what ever setting you intend to run at). Typically a 36" fan will consume 55 watts, 48" uses 75 watts, 52" 90 watts, 56" 100 watts.

    Lets average everything just so I can give you a calculation... say you are using a 48" fan and that consumes 75 watts. Average electrical cost for residential in US is 10.5 cents per KWH. Say you run the fan 24 hours per day (all day, every day). Here is the calculation:


    To see how much power you use in 24 hours....
    75 watts x 24 hours = 1875 watt hours or 1.875 KWH.

    To see how much that cost you...
    1.875 x 10.5 cents = $0.1968 (roughly 20 cents per day)

    .20 x 30 days = $6 a month

    Look at your bill to see what you pay per KWH and plug your #s in, running a ceiling fan is much cheaper than the A/C
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    Interesting... TY
    I'll have to look at the bill too.

    I know it's cheaper than A/C, but that's also on
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    Slap a fiver on the table and tell them to leave your fan alone or unplug their cable boxes and tell them you were helping to conserve power. Either way they will leave your fan alone.
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    Well yeah, that was the end-game. Just throwing $3-5 down and saying leave my stuff alone. But, if it were somehow like $10-12 a month I might move to their side.
    It's honestly not on 24/7, so I'd say 2-3 bucks would cover it.
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    Well yeah, that was the end-game. Just throwing $3-5 down and saying leave my stuff alone. But, if it were somehow like $10-12 a month I might move to their side.
    It's honestly not on 24/7, so I'd say 2-3 bucks would cover it.
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    Abs is a Fancy Man , and he needs to be able to hang meat in his room
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    i have a ceiling fan in my living room that stays on almost all winter...it circulates the wood stove heat..i love the gentle moving air...I like it on all summer. Some people like the air moving because it feels fresher...It's like leaving a 75watt bulb on 24x7. If you have 500w power supply in a PC then you are using 4x that electricity...I have pc's on all the time etc that prob use $25 a month...But my heat is electric baseboard so there is no hiding from the cost of that...OOoof...
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    I really am... If I had unlimited funds, I'd keep the house around 60 in the summer and just dress warmer.
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    Not a clue. I can read an electrical meter, and calculate circuits and that kind of stuff. However I leave the LIPA work to LIPA.

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