National Ceiling Fan Day
Mark your calendar, September 18th is National Ceiling Fan Day! It is a day dedicated to informing people of the energy-saving potential of using ceiling fans to cool their homes and, of course, encouraging them to do so. There's no better time than now to enhance the comfort and style of your home with a ceiling fan. Before you begin your search for your home's perfect ceiling fan, check out these easy tips to help you find the best one for any space.
Benefits of a Ceiling Fan
Everyone knows that ceiling fans are great for circulating air around a room, but you may not realize the other advantages that adding a ceiling fan to a space can bring.
If you're considering incorporating a ceiling fan to an area of your home that is currently without one or updating an outdated fan that is no longer meeting your home's needs, you may be wondering how beneficial ceiling fans truly are. After all, if your home has a central air conditioning unit, what is the point of using ceiling fans?
Along with improving the overall comfort of a room, ceiling fans can bring an array of practical and aesthetic benefits to nearly any space in your home, both indoor and outdoor. Check out these reasons why we love ceiling fans and know you will, too.
Lower Your Energy Bill
Did you know that ceiling fans can help save energy and lower your monthly energy bill? It's true.
Depending on where you live, ceiling fans can be the primary source of cooling your home, especially in the cooler months of spring and fall. Simply turn off your air conditioning unit and enjoy the circulating air provided by ceiling fans.
When you do have to turn on your air conditioner, ceiling fans can help you be more energy efficient by making you feel up to 10 degrees cooler. This means that you can adjust your thermostat to a higher temperature while still keeping your home cool and comfortable.
Ceiling fans aren't only beneficial in the warm months, though. They can also
lower energy costs in the colder months. Here rises and by adjusting the direction of your ceiling fan blades clockwise and lowering the rate of speed, you can effectively push warm air down from the ceiling and keep your home comfortable all winter long.
Customize the Comfort of Your Home
Ceiling fans are a simple, convenient way to ensure your entire family stays as comfortable as possible, regardless of the time of day or what season it may be.
It's no secret that many households struggle with what temperature to set the thermostat to meet everyone's individual preferences. With the help of a ceiling fan, you can stop changing the thermostat multiple times a day while keeping the peace between folks with differing temperature requests.
For those who prefer a room to be cooler, they can turn on the fan rather than lowering the temperature of the entire house and freezing other family members who enjoy a warmer environment. Ceiling fans allow individual rooms to be adjusted to one's liking, which can help everyone feel their best.
Likewise, ceiling fans can easily be adjusted to meet your specific needs and preferences based on particular circumstances. For instance, if you're exercising in the middle of a hot day, you may want a breeze to keep you cool while you work out.
After your workout is done, however, you may prefer the space to be warmer to make reading or watching television more comfortable. Simply adjust the speed of your fan to customize the needs of the moment.
With the click of a button or pull of a string, you can turn your ceiling fan on or off as well as set it to the desired speed to customize the temperature and air circulation of any space in your home. The result? A perfectly comfortable home 24/7.
Enhance Outdoor Living Spaces
Entertaining outdoors is one of the best parts of owning your own home, especially during a time when social distancing has become so important. By adding ceiling fans to your outdoor areas, such as porches and patios, you can ensure that your family and guests are as comfortable and happy as possible.
Even better, installing an outdoor ceiling fan is a simple way to extend the amount of time you can enjoy your porch are throughout the year. While you may have found yourself retreating indoors earlier in the morning or avoided summer outdoor summer fun due to stifling heat, a ceiling fan can help you get the most out of your porch all year long.
Add Visual Intrigue to Your Ceiling
Ceiling fans are known for being a practical option to keep your home comfortable, but they can also enhance the overall style and beauty of your home.
Modern ceiling fans aren't just made with function in mind. They come in an array of sizes, styles, and finishes to complement your home's existing decor. As a result, bringing a ceiling fan into a space is a great way to keep it cool and circulated while adding much-needed visual intrigue to your ceiling.
What does my ceiling fan do for me?
It's important to note that ceiling fans don't actually change the temperature of a room, rather they simply make the occupants of the space feel cooler. While a thermostat may claim a room is 72 degrees, it will feel cooler with the help of a fan.
With this in mind, turning your air conditioner to a higher setting while using a ceiling fan can help reduce your energy consumption while keeping you comfortable.
Just one degree higher on the thermostat can reduce the duration of your air conditioner compression cycle by up to 10 percent. Similarly, if no one is in the room, it's best to turn your ceiling fan off to save energy and money.
Take the National Ceiling Fan Day Challenge
If every American participated in this challenge, the US would save enough energy to power a large city for months! Start saving energy today!
If you're interested in reducing your energy consumption and lowering your energy costs while keeping your home as comfy as ever, National Ceiling Fan Day is a great time to start.