As AC systems became more commonplace, traditional ceiling fans seemed to be obsolete. While they fell out of fashion for a few decades, these appliances are making a comeback, especially since they can help lower utility costs. The following guide details a few reasons to consider having an electrical contractor install ceiling fans in your home.
What Are the Benefits of Ceiling Fans?
1. Provides a Constant Breeze
Ceiling fans create a constant breeze, which helps make a home more comfortable in the summer. By keeping the air moving, you may be able to set your thermostat several degrees higher, minimizing how frequently the HVAC system runs. This could potentially reduce the cost of energy bills during the warm months.
Fans also distribute warm and cool air evenly throughout the house. If one area always seems to be warmer or colder than the rest, these installations can stabilize the temperatures without putting extra pressure on your AC equipment.
2. Offers Year-Round Comfort
Most modern ceiling fans have a reverse function, which makes them just as useful in the winter. During the winter, engaging this feature makes the blades spin in the opposite direction; this draws cool air upward instead of pushing it down. Warm air—which usually gathers near the ceiling—is displaced and forced back down into the room. This innovative feature also lowers household energy consumption in the winter, reducing wear-and-tear on the furnace.
3. Enhances Lighting
With today’s designers offering a limitless variety of fans, you can find a beautiful piece that matches your home decor. Most modern ceiling fans also include light fixtures that can fit several bulbs, making them an ideal solution for poorly lit rooms. Many are also adjustable, so you can select the lighting configuration to create a variety of moods—whether you need bright light to work on a project in a home office or dim light to enjoy movie night.
Whether your entire electrical system needs to be replaced or you’re upgrading your lighting, the team at A-Abel Family of Companies in Dayton, OH, has you covered. They’ve been serving the electrical needs of Greater Miami Valley homeowners since 1937, providing award-winning service on an endless variety of projects. Visit them online to learn more about their electrical services, or call (937) 434-4343 to discuss your needs with a member of their team. Get additional updates and tips on Facebook.