FANS VS. AIR CONDITIONERS
Around these parts of the globe where heat is ever present and unyielding in some cases, cooling solutions like the fan and air conditioner are ubiquitous, and almost certainly a necessity. Each cooling solution has its merits and drawbacks.
Air Conditioners are the best appliance to combat against the potent heat of South East Asia. Its temperature regulation and ability to create a whole climate is unrivalled. However, there is no escaping the fact that it uses substantially more power than the conventional fan, often times up to ten folds in consumption. In that regard, it is not exactly the most economical option, nor is it the greenest approach to cooling. However, modern technological strides have done much to mitigate that problem, though there are still a ways to go.
Fans are in a completely different ballpark compared to the air conditioner. Simpler in design and function, it has the modest task of moving air around, be it cool or warm. Due to their simple mechanics, fans are inherently more economical to run with usage numbers that air conditioners can never meet. Subpar temperature management and tendency to recirculate warm air, however, means fans too, have a narrow scope of use. Better suited for open spaces that have sufficient air flow, fans ventilate more than they regulate.