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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.