Give Your Rooms a Makeover by Installing a Ceiling Fan!
Prolectric Electrical Service has over 30 years of experience as a certified electrical contractor for commercial and residential projects, including installing ceiling fans and performing repairs.
If you want to have a cooler and more stylish room without making a big investment, you should hire a team of electrical contractors to help you with installing a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans have been around for decades and they used to be a really fashionable feature in a room when they had just appeared on the market.
Soon, air conditioning became affordable for consumers, and very few people continued using ceiling fans. However, as electricity costs went up, a lot of homeowners rediscovered the benefits of ceiling fans, both as a means of keeping cool on a budget and as a decorative item in a room.
7 BENEFITS OF CEILING FANS
A modern living room ceiling fan is an energy-efficient source of cool air that can help improve the visual appeal of any room. There is a large variety of models and sizes available on the market, all you need is to figure out what style and what size of the ceiling fan you want.
You can also take things further by adding a light to the ceiling fan, and now you have both a ceiling fan and a ceiling lamp in one item. But let us show you all the benefits of installing a ceiling fan in more detail.
Reduced Energy Costs
Ceiling fans do not use as much electricity as air conditioning units. And if you get the right size and install properly, you can enjoy a pleasant temperature in the room during the summer.
Also, you can use AC and ceiling fans together. This option is useful for a large room where the AC unit does not circulate the cool air to all the corners. Plus, you still save on the electricity bill because you do not need to replace the current AC equipment with a more powerful model or install a second AC unit.
Diversity in Style
Installing a ceiling fan does not mean a disruption to the interior décor of your room. On the contrary, if you choose the right style, it will complement the furniture and other decorations. Ceiling fans are available in a wide range of styles:
- Hi-tech look with aluminum blades
- Classic style imitating antique wood
- Novelty style with the blades in various original shapes.
When you’re choosing a model, consider the advantages of ceiling fans with big blades. They are more effective in circulating the air and make a great option for rooms with the longest sun exposure during the summer.
Versatility for Any Room
When you start exploring your options, you will discover that you can find more than just a living room ceiling fan. You can add one to the kitchen, to the bedroom, and even to the children’s room. Actually, ceiling fans are a safer option for families with kids compared to standing or desk fans. The children will not be able to reach the blades and there are no cords to turn the fan on and off.
You can replace a large and overbearing ceiling lamp with a compact-sized ceiling fan with a light source. It is a convenient way to get ambient lighting without taking up too much space. This is an efficient option for smaller rooms where a lamp and a ceiling fan would not be feasible together.
Ceiling Fans Can Lower the Ambient Temperature
So, how efficient are ceiling fans? They can help you save up on electricity consumption, but do they really help cool a room? The answer is yes. Used without any other cooling option, energy-efficient ceiling fans can lower room temperature by 4-5 degrees Celsius. Combined with the air circulation around you, it is enough to help you feel comfortable.
Ceiling Fans Keep You Warm as Well as Cool
Did you know that you can still use the ceiling fan during the cold season? If you reverse the direction of the blade movement, the fan will push warmer air, which usually goes up to the ceiling, down towards the floor.
This is yet another way in which installing a ceiling fan helps you reduce utility bills.
If you are a busy person with little time left for chores at home, then cleaning and maintaining a ceiling fan will not be a problem. These devices can be easily dusted with a feather duster and, once every few months, cleaned with a damp cloth.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE INSTALLING A CEILING FAN
So far we have presented you with the benefits of installing a ceiling fan. But there are other things to consider. First of all, what size of a ceiling fan do you need? Secondly: where should a ceiling fan be placed?
Here are some helpful guidelines for you:
- A 225 square foot room (bedroom or office) needs a 36-inch to 44-inch diameter fan for proper ventilation;
- For a large living room, you need a 52-inch (or larger) diameter ceiling fan;
- The fan needs to be placed at least 8 inches below the ceiling;
- The end of the blades must be at least 18 inches away from any wall.
Ceiling Fans Don’t Produce Much Light
Another thing you need to keep in mind is that adding a light to the ceiling fan will create ambient lighting, but not sufficiently powerful for reading.
Ceiling Fans Can Be Noisy
When they are brand new, ceiling fans are quiet. But, with time, the normal wear and tear will cause the blades to become off-centered and the ceiling fan will become noisy. This is not a sign that the ceiling fan needs replacement (if there are no other signs of malfunction) but it can be inconvenient for some people.
Installing a ceiling fan allows you to reduce your energy bills without sacrificing comfort both during the summer and winter. With over 30 years of experience as a certified residential electrician, the team at Prolectric Electrical Service can help you with ceiling fan installation in:
- Fort Collins
Call us now: 970-222-4740!