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Ceiling Fans
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


Ceiling fans are one of the most versatile and effective means of adding comfort to your home. They can really make a difference in your homes climate, reduce heating and cooling bills, and provide wonderful décor to your home. It is also something that will add value to your home in the long run!

By gently re-circulating warm air during winter months, and providing a circulatory breeze during summer months, ceiling fans bring wonderful energy savings to your home. Also, you can trade out your light fixture for a ceiling fan that will conveniently work for both functions. Most ceiling fans are equipped with remotes or wall mounts that control fan speed and lighting!

Ceiling fans come in many different styles, allowing you to choose between an array of colors, finishes, sizes, and designs. Finding a fan to coordinate with your homes décor is not hard. However, you do want to pay attention to quality. Less expensive fans may appear beautiful at first, but time will wear them down to warp and become off balance. Also, pay attention to the fans warranty and performance, as well as quality and design.

It is important to have your ceiling fan properly installed for optimal efficiency. Rooms that are used frequently should be equipped with a ceiling fan for optimal energy savings. Ceiling fan blades should always be 7-9 feet above ground, and at least 10 inches away from the ceiling. Blades should be at least 2 feet away from walls for optimal performance.

You want to make sure you ceiling fan is located in the center of the room. Replacing your central light fixture is your best bet. If you do not have a central light fixture, you will need to create the space for your fan and make sure to check your electrical circuits to guard against overloading.

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