Finding the perfect ceiling fan starts with knowing what matters most to you and your home. However, maybe you are still on the fence about whether or not to install ceiling fans, or perhaps you're curious about which rooms truly benefit from having a ceiling fan.
Other than increasing comfort, there are many added perks to installing a ceiling fan. Consider these main advantages:
Save on energy bills
As mentioned previously, when used properly ceiling fans create air circulation making your space potentially feel 10 degrees cooler. As a result, you can set the temperature a little higher during the summer while still maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home.
Ceiling fans do not only help you save money on your energy costs during the summer, either. Many homeowners find that ceiling fans can help with energy costs during the winter, too.
If you change the direction of your fan's blade rotation to clockwise at a lower rate of speed than you usually use during the summer months, you can push warmer air down from the ceiling, keep warm air flowing through your room, and make it feel warmer even during the coldest months.
In some regions of the country the heat/air can be turned off during spring and fall and comfort levels can be controlled simply by adjusting your ceiling fan.
Individual comfort zones
Many households have people with dramatically different temperature preferences. You may quickly find yourselves battling over control of the thermostat, especially as the seasons change or the temperature drops at night. A ceiling fan can help solve some of those challenges.
Instead of having to change the temperature throughout the entire house, which could freeze out the family member who prefers warmer temperatures, you can simply turn on the ceiling fan. It will help cool the temperature in a single room, not the whole house--and as a result, everyone may feel more comfortable.
A ceiling fan is also easy to adjust based on your current needs and preferences. For example, if you're exercising in the middle of the living room, you might prefer a cool breeze; but if you've turned off the workout video and settled down with a good book, you might no longer want that extra cooling drop in the room.
By turning your ceiling fan on and off or adjusting its speed, you can more easily keep your room at the perfect temperature no matter how your needs change.
Circulates air to dissipate odors
Ceiling fans are not just effective for maintaining the ideal climate in your room, they can also help remove unpleasant smells. When installed in areas where bad smells are most likely to lurk, a ceiling fan can be an incredible asset.
In kitchens and dining rooms, ceiling fans can help pull away smoke, rid the smell of fried foods, and remove other unwanted common kitchen smells. Homes with smokers may find a ceiling fan invaluable.
Areas that are known for being smelly and damp such as laundry rooms, bathrooms and basements can all truly benefit from a ceiling fan.
Improve outdoor living areas
Offering a safer way to socially distance and a great way to make the most of your existing space, many people have built or improved on their outdoor living area over the past year.
When you install a ceiling fan, you may extend the time you are able to use your exterior space by keeping your family and guests comfortable.