Summer is right around the corner, now may be a good time to take advantage of a little extra air in your home.
Ceiling fans are a great way to save money on your energy bills this year. Installing a ceiling fan in your home can transform a room into a comfortable place to work or sleep. Done properly, ceiling fans can provide aesthetic interest turning a porch into a breezy space to relax. The value of adding some additional air flow for little cost in your home or office is something to consider. Check out these 4 reasons you should consider installing a ceiling fan in your home.
Running a ceiling fan in the summer months can make enough of an impact that you can actually set your thermostat a little higher. And before the summer temperatures become August like, you may even be able to turn off the A/C and turn on the ceiling fan and open the windows. In the summer, be sure the air is blowing down, which means the fan is spinning in a counter-clockwise direction. Who’s not up for spending less on your air conditioning bill?
Ceiling fans can even benefit you during the winter months of heating your home. Most fans have the ability to change the direction in which the air flows, with the flip of a switch (BE SURE THE FAN IS TURNED OFF BEFORE YOU TOUCH THE SWITCH). The fan takes the warm air that has risen to the top of the room and pushes it against the ceiling and eventually down the walls to spread across the room. This money saving technique allows you to feel warmer without a draft and without shelling out as much cash to pay the oil/gas or electric companies.
Ceiling fans with the Energy star rating are more than 50% efficient than conventional fan and can help you save more than $15 per year on your utility bills. The installation of a ceiling fan can give new purpose to a room in your home that may not receive too much use. Ceiling fans should be installed on ceiling fan rated box. Some fans come with lights or you can purchase a light kit to keep or add to the room lighting you may already have. Imagine how your room would feel with a little cool air in the summer. Think of how nice your bedroom would feel with a little warm air flowing around you in the winter.
Is there a room in your home that could benefit from installing a ceiling fan? Turn that thermostat just a little warmer this year and put a ceiling fan or two in your home.