Cooling & Home Decor Benefits
Ceiling fans were once ubiquitous in warmer climates and used daily as a low-cost way to cool homes. Then, in the 1950s, home air conditioning systems began to take over the ceiling fan market. This resulted in fans becoming little more than novelty items, used almost exclusively for decorative purposes. However, ceiling fans are once again in style among contemporary home designers.
Benefits of Ceiling Fans
In recent years, ceiling fans have experienced a resurgence in popularity. In fact, ceiling fan brands like Aeratron have recently won prestigious home design awards. This is thanks to an evolution in design, which sees many ceiling fans offer a variety of energy saving benefits.
Save 30% – 40% on Home Energy Bills
The benefits of ceiling fans from an energy saving perspective are simple. Fans themselves do not cool air. However, actively circulating air in a room can make areas where fans are placed, feel several degrees cooler. When used in place of modern air conditioning systems, fans can therefore help homeowners save 30% – 40% on average home cooling costs.
Unparalleled Design Versatility
Ceiling fans are occasionally thought of as noisy, however, many contemporary fan designs have eliminated ceiling fan noise completely. Silent running and high energy efficiency fan ratings therefore make ceiling fans a popular alternative to A/C systems. More importantly, fans can be used as iconic home decor pieces.
Prestigious fans by manufacturers like Aeratron, Emerson, and Fanimation, use blade designs which draw inspiration from nature, vintage airplane propellers, and contemporary architecture. Ceiling fans can, therefore, be used to add stunning design focal points to rooms, as well as provide low-cost cooling.
How to Choose a Ceiling Fan
When choosing a ceiling fan, it is imperative to take room size and dimensions into consideration. Rooms that are up to 75 square feet in size, will only be adequately cooled by a ceiling fan with blades measuring 29-36 inches. Moreover, the bigger a room, the bigger a fan blade size should be.
How to Wire a Ceiling Fan
Contemporary homes are not built with ceiling fan fixtures or connections. This being the case, people investing in a fan will need to learn how to wire a ceiling fan from scratch. However, this can be complicated and dangerous. Also, fans need to be adequately balanced before they are used to prevent noise and increase efficiency.
When in Doubt, Always Get Professional Help
Learning how to balance a ceiling fan successfully, can be just as difficult as learning how to wire a fan electrically. When in doubt, homeowners should therefore always reach out to professional electricians and fan installers. This is especially true when fan designs incorporate LED lighting fixtures, which need to be more carefully integrated with existing home wiring. Call us today at the number above!