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Introduction to Energy Saving Fans

These days, we're all looking to save some dollars, and with rising energy costs, finding ways to save on energy use helps both the environment and your pocketbook. M&M Lighting is a local lighting store located in the great state of Texas. We offer lighting solutions for your indoor and outdoor spaces, including the kitchen, bathroom, and patio. In addition, we offer energy saving fans that can help you cut costs and save you money. Learn more below, and stop by our Houston lighting store, or browse online today!

Dining room with ceiling fan

What is an Energy Saving Fan?

An energy saving fan that is certified by ENERGY STAR can be up to 60% more efficient than other types of ceiling fans. They use less energy due to more efficient motors and improve blade designs to minimize friction and air resistance. ENERGY STAR fans must meet strict guidelines set out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Rest assured, when you invest in an ENERGY STAR fan at M&M Lighting in Houston, you'll be getting the best. Shop today.

Closeup of ceiling fan with leaf motif blades

Choose the Right Ceiling Fan Size

When it comes to maximizing the efficiency of your energy saving fan, it's important to choose the right size ceiling fan for your needs. For example, a 75-square foot room should have a ceiling fan up to 36". A room three times that size should have a much larger ceiling fan, one that features 54" blades.

An office with a ceiling fan

Choose The Appropriate Mounting Style

To maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of your ceiling fan, you'll want to ensure proper airflow. This has a lot to do with the position of your ceiling fan from the ceiling. Ceiling fans should be installed in the middle of the room and at least seven feet off the ground. Eight to nine feet above the ground offers the most airflow, which means more energy savings for you.

Living area with two ceiling fans

Use As a Complement to Your Air Conditioning System

You will reap the most energy savings when you use your ceiling fan in conjunction with your air conditioning system. Think of them as partners. You can run your air conditioner less and still get the same effect by having a ceiling fan cool your space. Since air conditioners use a lot of energy, you'll notice the savings immediately.

Living area with a ceiling fan with many blades

Save More With Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

Did you know that ENERGY STAR certifies light bulbs? Similar to ENERGY STAR ceiling fans, ENERGY STAR certified light bulbs must meet strict standards. They use up to 90% less energy than standard light bulbs. They last over 50 times longer than other types of light bulbs. Plus, they produce up to 90% less heat, keeping your room cooler, which results in even more energy savings. LED light bulbs save energy, too, and can illuminate your spaces beautifully.


M&M Lighting is your go-to lighting store in Houston for the best in lighting, fans, and home decor accents. Our certified lighting specialists have years of experience and training to help you with all of your lighting design needs. Since lighting is so critical to our ability to see and our daily lives, it's important you have an optimized lighting experience for both your home and office space. 

Our family-owned lighting store has been serving Houston since 1961. We've developed a reputation for offering the highest quality lighting from the best brands at affordable prices. We offer every type of lighting in the best styles and finishes to exactly complement your home and make it the absolute best. You want to enjoy your time at home and at work, and struggling to see is no fun at all. You can schedule a free consultation to speak to one of our ALA-certified lighting specialists who can advise you on the latest trends. Don't wait any longer; let us help.

If you are looking for the best energy saving fans or indoor and outdoor lighting, stop by our Houston lighting store, or shop online today!

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