The Newburyport Lighting Company is joining with twenty ceiling fan manufacturers and retailers throughout the U.S. in a nationwide turn-on/turn-off event scheduled for September 18. You can be part of the initiative. Here’s how … and why.
Spearheaded by Fanimation, one of the leaders in trendsetting ceiling fan design, the event entails simply powering off your air conditioners and relying solely on fans for one day. If every American participates in NCFD by turning off their air conditioning and using fans for their cooling needs for one day, the United States would save over three trillion kilowatt hours of energy consumption. That is enough energy to power the entire city of New York for months.
Not only is using a ceiling fan good for the environment, it’s good for your checkbook, too. Operating a fan can cost as little as $3 per month. That is quite a savings compared to $130+ per month to run an AC unit in a typical home.
More than 20 ceiling fan manufacturers, the American Lighting Association (ALA), and leading energy conservation groups have spread the NCFD message. The Home Depot and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. have hopped on board too. Competitors have worked hand in hand to make NCFD a success.
In addition, these leading advocates in energy efficiency didn’t hesitate to offer their backing: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ENERGY STAR®, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), and others. With the help of these various partners and unity within the industry, the Day has evolved into a nationwide campaign that will forever leave a footprint on energy consumption in America.
To save even more energy when celebrating NCFD, make sure you are using an ENERGY STAR certified ceiling fan. And please, spread the word, Even though many New England homes and offices are already enjoying cooler weather, many of us have friends in warmer climates who use A/C year-round. Get on Facebook/Twitter, and let’s make a real impact on reducing energy consumption on September 18, 2013!