DOE Proposes New Rules For Ceiling Fans

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They help with air circulation and have been considered a cheap alternative to air conditioners.

But that never stopped the Biden administration from going after the infamous evil (total sarcasm) ceiling fan.

About 85 million Americans use ceiling fans and many have more than one in their home. The Biden administration is claiming that with their new proposed regulations, they could save an American $34.84 over the lifespan of each fan.

With record-high gas prices and rampant inflation, the Department of Energy claims that their new proposed rules on ceiling fans are going to save the average American a whopping $4 a year.

Well, damn, sign me up. 

The House Committee on Small Business has criticized the proposed rules, worried that small manufacturers may be forced out of the business.

“This rule would require numerous small business fan manufacturers to redesign their products and may put between 10 and 30 percent of small business ceiling fan manufacturers out of business,” a letter from the House Committee to DOE Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm said.

“It appears that the Department of Energy (DOE) may not have properly considered small entities during this rulemaking process. It is important for agencies to examine small businesses’ interests—which make up 99.9 percent of all businesses in the United States—when passing any new rule.”

The committee is also worried about the increased cost that the restrictions will create if the rules are imposed.

“We are currently in a period of hot summer weather but also a time of high inflation. It is unconscionable that your department would seek to limit the options of the American people to stay cool in their own homes at a time like this,” Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-Okla.) wrote in an Aug. 25 letter (pdf) to Ms. Granholm.

“As I write this letter, the current temperature here in Oklahoma City is 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Access to affordable cooling options during these summer months is a serious matter. I strongly oppose this proposed rule and urge you to withdraw it entirely.”

So if you are keeping track…fans = bad. Gas stoves = bad, Gas generators you may need because the Biden admin messed up responding to a disaster in your area = bad.

But wind farms offshore “disorienting” (killing) whales = good, wind farms killing birds = good, killing oil production in the USA but loosening embargos on dictators like in Venezuela to get gas prices down = good.