Install Ceiling Fans In Your Home To Increase Your Comfort In Summer And Winter

If your home doesn't have any ceiling fans, you might be missing out on a way to increase your comfort during the summer and winter. Ceiling fans help with climate control, and they can add beauty to a room too. Here's a look at why you should consider having these fans installed and a quick look at how it's done.

Reasons To Install Ceiling Fans

These fans can be used during all seasons of the year to make your home more comfortable. In the summer, the fan creates a gentle breeze that causes sweat to evaporate from your skin, cooling you in the process. The fan doesn't lower the temperature in the room, but the fan can make you feel cooler. This effect might help you postpone the need to turn your AC on in the spring.

In the winter, the fans keep the air in your home blended. Hot air rises to the top of a room where the fan pushes it back down. This helps you stay a little warmer. All this action is done in a way that's much quieter than running a box or floor fan. Plus, a ceiling fan is out of the way and not a danger to kids and pets.

Options In Ceiling Fans

You can find fans with blades that match the décor of different rooms in your home. Blades come in different colors and styles. Some are shaped like big palm leaves, while others have a more industrial look. In addition to choosing the color and style of the blades, you can choose whether you want a light on your fan.

Since many rooms usually have ceiling lights anyway, you can combine the light with a fan and have the added benefits of cooling and room illumination. You can buy an affordable basic fan, or you can pay more and get a fan with remote control or that you can operate with your home's smart system.

Ways To Install A Ceiling Fan

Installing one of these fans is done in a similar manner as installing a ceiling light. If a room already has a ceiling light, then the wiring is already in place, and installing the fan will be an easier job for the electrician. However, the difference with fan installation is that the fan has to be installed with a bracket and brace made to support the weight of the fan.

The fan can be mounted near the ceiling or it can hang from a longer rod if you have high ceilings. The fan and light can be operated with pull chains or the electrician can connect the wiring to a wall switch. An electrician can usually install your new fans wherever you want them, even if there isn't wiring already present. The important thing is to install each fan in an ideal location and far from the walls and cabinets so the blades won't scrape if the fan develops a wobble.