Written by Larry Cook

The Advantages of Installing Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans will make a great addition to your home. Not only do they add comfort, they are an attractive feature that improves a room’s appearance. An experienced licensed electrician will make their installation safe, efficient, and trouble-free. The following lists the advantages of installing ceiling fans in your home.

Summer Energy Saver

During the summer, ceiling fans can save energy by allowing you to set the thermostat at a higher temperature. The fans can decrease your electric bills as much as 30 to 40 percent. Although a ceiling fan does not lower a room’s temperature, the draft will make a space feel cooler.

Comfort

Ceiling fans push air, creating a cool current of air that increases comfort. In addition, they also circulate a room’s air, decreasing humidity and staleness. Homes with larger bathrooms or powder rooms often have ceiling fans installed along with exhaust fans, increasing circulation.

Winter Energy Saver

During the winter, heated air rises to the ceiling and stays there. Most homeowners do not know that ceiling fans can circulate warm air during fall and winter. Reversing the action of ceiling fan will circulate this warm air downward without creating a draft, allowing heating systems to work more efficiently at a lower setting.

Lighting

The majority of ceiling fans also have a lighting fixture component. For those that do not, an electrician would be able to use a kit to add this feature. A ceiling fan with a large light can be the primary source of illumination for a large room. Lighted ceiling fans can also provide layered lighting to rooms for an intended design effect.

Decorative

A plethora of styles in ceiling fans allows homeowners to make a selection based on their individual preferences. A ceiling fan can be used to make a bold statement as the centerpiece of a room, which will feel larger. Homes with large bathrooms can feature a ceiling fan that is used along with exhaust fans to improve circulation. Along with styles, various combinations of features, size, blade material, blade number, finish, and lighting fixture are available.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs, including:

  • Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations
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  • Electrical Service & Repair
  • Specialty Electrical Services

For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at 410-266-9040. They will be very glad to help you.

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