From summertime cool-downs to winter-ready temperature maintenance, ceiling fans are a home staple and decorating essential. The American Lighting Association (ALA) offers these five reasons why homeowners should consider a new ceiling fan for their home. Advantages of installing a ceiling fan
1. Keep Your Home Energy Efficient
The breeze a ceiling fan creates can help reduce the need for air conditioning and can save money on utility bills. When paired with an ENERGY STAR rated AC unit, the savings are even greater.
2. Recirculate Stuffy Air
Ceiling fans can move air around a room, which helps with circulation and keeps the space feeling fresh. This can be especially beneficial for rooms that have bad odors or are dusty.
3. Improved Breathing
If you suffer from breathing problems like allergies or asthma, a ceiling fan can help by providing a constant stream of air that is circulated throughout the room. This can help ease symptoms and make it easier to sleep.
4. Energy Efficiency
Many people don’t think about the fact that ceiling fans can work year round and can be a great way to save on energy bills. By running a ceiling fan in the winter in reverse at low speed, it moves the warm air that collects at the top of the ceiling down toward the floor and distributes it evenly. This allows the thermostat to be set lower in the winter without sacrificing comfort.