Cool Down With A Ceiling Fan
If you're looking to keep your home cool during the hot spring and summer, shop for a ceiling fan that has a reversable function.
A ceiling fan offers the most affordable and functional solution to home comfort. A product of the Industrial Revolution, after more than a century the ceiling fan is still one of the simplest and practical ways to cool down indoor and outdoor spaces during the hotter months of the year.
The popularity of the ceiling fan has increased, as we look for more energy efficient ways to cool down a home. During the spring and summer, the use of a ceiling fan in conjunction with an air conditioner will allow you to set the thermostat higher without a noticeable difference in comfort, and by raising the thermostat, you can save up to 30% on your air-conditioning bills, depending on the location and size of a home.
GOOD TO KNOW: Ceiling fans don't actually affect the temperature in a room - by forcing warm air downward in the winter, and stirring up breezes in the summer, it decreases demands on heating and air-conditioning systems.
Today's modern ceiling fans have better motors, are made from more durable materials, and come in a variety of styles and finishes to suit virtually any décor style – from traditional to contemporary. You can select a ceiling fan with wooden, plastic or metal blades, depending on your décor and budget.
When shopping for a ceiling fan, you can choose the method of control that best suits you; with wall-mounted control units, pull-switches, or models with remote controls for added convenience and ease of use.
Buy a ceiling fan that has at least three speed settings, so that you can adjust the speed to suit your personal preferences.
A fan that has a reversible function allows you to control the direction that the blades turn – reverse for winter to help bring warm air down, and for summer to force warm air up.
Ceiling fans are available with or without an integral light source that can be fitted with energy efficient LED or CFL globes to ensure that the energy-efficient nature of the fan can be maintained.
There are models available with different blade sizes – those with larger blades are best suited to larger spaces, or spaces with high ceilings; and those with smaller blades are ideal for smaller spaces or spaces with low ceilings. If you are shopping for a very large space you may want to consider installing two ceiling fans for maximum effect.
DID YOU KNOW: The more blades or paddles on a ceiling fan - the more effectively it will cool you down.
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