Able to lower the ‘feeling’ of a room’s temperature by about 8 degrees, ceiling fans allow homeowners to raise thermostats and save electricity by using less air conditioning. The swapping of an overhead light fixture with a ceiling fan can be handled safely by an experienced and licensed electrician usually within one to two hours.
As mentioned in Part 1, if the air in your bathroom remains moist or stale too long even with the fan running, it’s probably time to install a new ventilation fan. In addition to preserving the structural condition of your bathroom, there will be health benefits because humidity and moisture in an enclosed bathroom create the ideal conditions for the growth of mold and mildew, which are known to cause respiratory, nervous system, allergy, and mental health issues. Part 2 will cover a bathroom ventilation fan’s important features. To obtain the best results, consult with a licensed electrician regarding your options and installation.
Adding a ceiling fan inside or outside your home on an enclosed patio can help lower the temperature of that area by 5 degrees or more, which could also help lower your electric bill.
If the fan will be used outside on the porch, be sure to get a unit that’s UL-listed for outdoor use. A “damp location” rating is suitable for most covered outdoor applications. A “wet location” rating is required if the fan will be exposed to blowing rain, or other direct moisture.