5 Benefits of Ceiling Fans

 In Consumer Information

by Judie Docs, Executive Officer, North Coast BIA, CSP, MCSP, CGP, CMP, MIRM

There are many benefits to incorporating ceiling fans into your home’s design that go beyond cooling off a room. Using ceiling fans throughout the home greatly reduces energy costs, while also providing comfort, style and beautiful lighting.

Here are the top five benefits of ceiling fans which include gains in both fashion and function.

  1. Ceiling fans lower energy costs

Ceiling fans can help lower your electric bill by up to 30 to 40 percent. While a ceiling fan doesn’t actually decrease the temperature of a room, the draft makes the room feel cooler – allowing you to raise the thermostat and be just as comfortable.

  1. Ceiling fans are a style-driven accessory

Ceiling fans are available in a variety of sizes, styles, and finishes to complement your unique interior style. Fans are more than just functional; they can serve as a statement piece or focal point of a room.

  1. Ceiling fans offer versatility from room-to-room

Whether a living area, bedroom, screened-in porch or kitchen, ceiling fans contribute to an enjoyable environment in almost any room of the home. Plus, the more fans used throughout the home, the greater the savings on your energy bill.

  1. Ceiling fans provide beautiful and functional illumination

Ceiling fans with lights allow you to contribute to the layered lighting design of your room. Select a fan with a built-in light, or easily install a fan light kit, for general illumination benefits.

Design Tip: Choose a light kit that coordinates with the fixtures and appliances in other areas of your home.

  1. Ceiling fans add year-round value

Many people are unaware that ceiling fans can be used to circulate warm air during cooler months of the year. By running the blades clockwise, ceiling fans push warm air down from the ceiling without creating a draft.

Design Tip: Select a fan equipped with a reversible motor, to easily change the direction of your fan blades to create a comfortable living environment any time of the year.

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