Over the years, many homeowners have given up good old fans for more effective air conditioning units. While they certainly cool a room more quickly, they also use more energy to do so. Great energy saving tips typically involve using the AC less often.

To reduce your energy bill by as much as 14%, use the fans and adjust the thermostats by two degrees. When homeowners discover this, many of them return to using the ceiling fan on a daily basis.

Even better, you can use ceiling fans during all seasons. The trick is knowing what way to let the fans spin. Reverse the motor during the colder months to push warmer air hovering in the ceiling back to the lower areas of the room.