Content Type:Q&A

Revised February 2013


How much does it cost to run a ceiling fan? This is a ceiling fan/light combination, but I would like the fan portion figured out.


Look at the nameplate data to see the watts. Look at your power bill to find the cost per KW. If the fan is a 75 watt load, and you operate your fan for 100 hours per year, and, assuming your utility charges 12 cents per kWh, the cost is:

.075 KW X 100 hrs X $.05/kWh = 90 cents
Topic: Heating/Cooling/Ventilation--General
Topic: Heating/Cooling/Ventilation--Cooling Systems
Sector: Residential
Content Type: Q&A
Keywords: movement, ventilation, air, ceiling fans
ID:  1271