Ceiling fans are not only for décor, it can save you money as well!
Aesthetically, a fan fixture can bring distinction and charm to a room; however, more important is the fan’s practical side. It not only makes a room more comfortable, but also lowers energy bills. By forcing warm air downward in the winter and stirring up breezes in the summer, it decreases demands on heating and air-conditioning systems, operating on mere pennies a day.
During warmer days, using a ceiling fan in conjunction with an air conditioner will allow you to set the thermostat higher without a noticeable difference in comfort. You can save up to 30% on your air-conditioning bills, depending on the construction and location of your home. In cooler days, a fan can recirculate warm air that naturally rises in a room and is trapped at the ceiling by simply turning it on in the reverse direction. Thus, the furnace is needed less.
The best of today’s ceiling fans benefit from better construction and materials than their ancestors. You can choose from scores of styles, configurations, sizes, and prices to best accommodate your needs.