A ceiling fan is a cost-effective option for cooling a room without having to lower the temperature on the thermostat and expending energy to cool the entire home. There are other benefits to ceiling fans that you should consider if you’re looking for reasons to make a purchase.
- Year-round comfort
Whether summer or winter, a ceiling fan will help circulate air blown through the vents of your HVAC system. The blades will push down cool air during warmer months, and hot air during winter months. The movement of the blades will create a wind effect, cooling you down quickly.
- Money savings
You won’t need to cool the entire home to 74℉ if you’re feeling warm. Instead, set the thermostat a few degrees higher and turn on a fan in your bedroom or living room. This will help cut costs on your monthly electricity bill without sacrificing comfort. Just be sure to turn off the fan after you’ve left the room.
If you’re shopping for a ceiling fan, consider purchasing an EnergyStar-certified fan that’s also equipped with a light. They’re about 60% more efficient than standard ceiling fans, with better fan motors and blade designs.
- Additional light source
If the ceiling fan isn’t equipped with a light, find out if you can purchase a separate light kit. For the kitchen and laundry room, consider downlights for bright and direct light. For the bedroom, living room, or den, consider uplight for soft, mood lighting. A dimmer switch is another great option if you’d like to further enhance the mood in certain areas of the home.
- Improved design
Ceiling fans are available in a range of designs, styles, finishes, and colors that will enhance the look of every room. Browse online or visit a store in person to find the right fan to match your home’s decor.
- Increased home value
Ceiling fans throughout the home can increase the value of your home, especially if you’ve installed them in place of old, outdated lighting fixtures. Just make sure the fans are energy efficient and in good shape.
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