During the summer season, it’s common to rack up a huge cooling bill due to the ever-increasing temperatures.
Of course, there are ways to reduce your cooling bill but they can be so time-consuming that you end up not enjoying the weather and all that this season has to offer.
One way to reduce your cooling bill over the summer while keeping your home nice and comfortable is to install a ceiling fan to enjoy the cool breeze.
However, even this solution has its own pros and cons that you need to be aware of before you commit to it. Read on to learn some important tips from the pros!
Can Lower the Ambient Temperature by 5 Degrees
One thing you’ll notice when you install a ceiling fan is their ability to reduce room temperature by up to 5 degrees within moments of switching it on.
It’s able to do this in large rooms with open windows and no AC is needed. In fact, it works similarly to an AC but without the accompanying cost.
Can Warm and Cool You
How do ceiling fans work? They basically push the air down to generate a cooling breeze that causes evaporation to cool the skin.
In the winter, you can reverse the ceiling fan blades to reverse the airflow upward and increase the circulation of warm air within the room and facilitate more efficient heat distribution.
This will make it easier to keep your home warm, especially if you’re using it in conjunction with a heater or a fireplace.
The fact that ceiling fans can be used in the summer to cool down your house and in the winter to distribute hot air around the room, means that you can effectively keep your thermostat at a higher temperature during the warm season and lower it in the winter.
The importance of air circulation cannot be understated for its ability to maintain balanced temperature levels.
This also means that you won’t have to cycle your thermostat on and off as frequently as you previously would, and you’ll put less strain on your AC and furnace as well.
Can Be Noisy
A good quality ceiling fan should work flawlessly without making a noise. It should also be balanced and not get wobbly over time.
However, the problem with most fans these days is that they can succumb to changes in weight which causes a slippery slope of wear and tear that manifests as loosening screws, loosened blades, and perhaps even a slight increase in the sound produced by the motor as it operates.
These are cheap options and to avoid replacing a ceiling fan, opt for a good quality and well-made model, which might cost more but will last longer.
Are Complicated to Clean
Another issue with ceiling fan installation is that they can be difficult and time-consuming to clean.
Typically, you need to use a specialized tool that’s created for this unique purpose, which you then have to maneuver in a certain way in order to get in between those nooks and crannies.
This includes long poles and wands that come with specialized attachment to vacuum away the dust. Then you have to change the light fixture or bulb to facilitate proper illumination.
Don’t Look That Good
Most people don’t realize this, and it’s pretty difficult to imagine if you haven’t seen it before, but you can’t install a ceiling fan with a separate light fixture.
You have to sacrifice one for the other and make do with whatever design the light fixture that comes with the ceiling fan looks like.
The good news is that there’s an increasing number of ceiling fans that come in different designs and patterns, some more colorful and vibrant than others. But, they’re still not as stylish as a chandelier or pendant light fixture.
For best results, you might need to opt for a minimalist ceiling fan with a simple yet chic design.
Contact a local electrician to know the ceiling fan installation costs for your area!