June 26th, 2020 by
Does It Cost You to Sleep in Comfort?
As the Great British summer has finally arrived, many of us are feeling the heat. When you’re topping up your tan in the garden, the sunshine makes for a welcome change from cloudy skies and rain. However, it’s quite different if you’re trying to sleep! For a number of reasons, hot weather can seriously disrupt your bedtime routine, making it difficult for you to both fall and stay asleep. A fan is a quick and easy way to cool off in the summer, but you may be worried about the cost of running a fan all night. If that’s the case, keep reading – having worked with fans and air coolers for almost two decades now, we’re happy to give you the facts!
How Much Electricity Do Fans Use?
Fans use very little energy. Depending on the size of your fan, it could be anywhere from 16W to around 85W. For most domestic fans, it’s hard to find a modern one that uses more than 100W power. This means you can run them for between 1-2p per hour depending on your energy tariff.
If you plan to use your fan throughout the summer, this will add up, although not too much. For many people, this isn’t an issue and is a small price to pay for being able to sleep in comfort. If you don’t want to run your fan all night, though, there is a model that’s just for you: the timer fan.
Fans with a Timer
Fans with a timer work just like any other. They don’t use any more electricity and aren’t any bigger than non-timer models. However, they have the added feature of a timer which makes them a cut above other fans. Usually, this is a countdown timer that lets you program your fan to turn off at an hourly interval. Most models give you a range of options, so you can turn it off in one hour, two hours, three hours, and so on.
As you can imagine, this is a handy feature for a bedroom fan to have. It means you can program your fan when you go to bed and let it keep you cool while you fall asleep. After you fall asleep, it’ll then turn itself off, so it won’t keep using power all night.
Other Benefits of a Timer Fan
Have you ever fallen asleep with a fan on, only to be woken up in the night because you’re too cold? It’s important to remember that, just because your room is too hot while you’re trying to go to sleep, it may not stay that way all night. Your room will cool down overnight, and is at its coolest just before sunrise (in summer, this is around 4-5am). If you have a fan circulating air around the room, it can cool the area down too much, making you too cold and disrupting your sleep. If your fan turns itself off through the night, this problem is removed completely.
Models with a timer have benefits outside of the bedroom, too. If you’re the forgetful type, you can set the timer to turn the fan off when you go out, so you don’t have to worry about switching it off yourself. Many MYLEK fans also come with a remote control, so you can program them without leaving your seat!
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