Whether you own a home already or are planning on moving into a new home soon, a new ceiling fan can reduce energy costs by circulating the air in the summer and pulling down the rising warm air in the winter. In our most recent blog, the electricians at A+ Heating, Cooling & Electrical discuss the benefits of ceiling fans and why you should have them installed in your home. For all of your home’s electrical needs, contact the pros at A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical today.
1. Reduced Energy Costs
The greatest benefit of Ceiling Fan Installation is the reduced energy costs. Ceiling fans provide a draft that cools the room without actually lowering the temperature. This allows you to maintain the same level of comfort even if you raise the thermostat a few degrees in the summer. In the winter, ceiling fans pull warm air down to your living areas for increased comfort. This draft reduces the demand for your heating and cooling system, so you use less energy. Customers who have ceiling fans installed have noticed a 30 to 40% reduction in their electric bills.
2. Ceiling Fans Keep You Warm as Well as Cool
Ceiling fans don’t always spin in one direction. In fact, you should change the direction your ceiling fan turns during the winter. In the summer, your ceiling fan should spin counterclockwise. This creates a breeze coming down from the ceiling. In the wintertime, the fan should be set to spin clockwise. This will pull air up towards the center, and warm air collecting near the ceiling is pushed down around the perimeter of the room.
Not only will you feel a temperature change in a room with a ceiling fan installed, but your HVAC system will also notice it. Because your thermostat won’t have to cycle on and off as frequently, your heat pump and air conditioner won’t have to work as hard so they will last longer, and you will save money on your energy bills.
3. Ceiling Fans Can Be Installed Outside
If you have a Carolina room, pergola, or covered deck, you probably enjoy sitting in it when the sun is out. However, in the summertime, these rooms can get very hot in the heat of the day. Keep your oasis comfortable and enjoy the outdoors with an outside ceiling fan. Ceiling fans provide cooling comfort outside so you can enjoy the outdoors for longer. An added bonus to ceiling fan installation outdoors is that the moving air drives away insects.
4. Improved Air Circulation
Stuffy rooms, bad odors, and stagnant air are all things of the past when you have ceiling fans installed. When you burn something in your kitchen, you turn on the fan to prevent the smell from spreading around your house. The same is true for other rooms with bad odors. Turning on a ceiling fan increases airflow and circulation, which can also help against humidity.
5. Ambient Lighting and a Variety of Styles
Ceiling fans come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. While you may be limited to which rooms ceiling fans can be installed, finding the perfect ceiling fan for a room is easy. When looking for ceiling fans, be sure to know how big of a span your fan blades can have. Also, check out the ENERGY STAR rating for ceiling fans. Running your ceiling fan should lower your energy consumption, not raise it.
Most ceiling fans have lights in them, providing ambient lighting in the room. In fact, people love ceiling fans so much, they’ve been proven to raise your home’s value. So if you’re thinking about selling your home, installing ceiling fans could be worth it in the long run.
Call A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical for Easy Ceiling Fan Installation
If you’re worried about the difficulty of installing a ceiling fan, the pros at A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical make it easy. Ceiling fans last a long time and require very little maintenance; the hardest part is hanging them. Leave that to us! Call A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical to have new ceiling fans installed in your home today.