It sure is hot this summer, and experts warn that in some areas, heat waves are expected to continue for the rest of the summer. There’s never been a better time to make upgrades to your home that can help you and your family cope with the heat.
That’s why you should install ceiling fans this summer. They’re easy to install on your own, and can help you stay cool while cutting energy costs. You’ll be more comfortable at home, and you can choose from fans with cool modern features in a range of beautiful designs.
1) You’ll Save on Energy Costs
Between rising energy costs and the rising mercury, keeping your home affordably cool this summer can be a challenge. Installing ceiling fans in your home can help you cut your energy costs. It costs just 6.5 cents to run a ceiling fan for 24 hours, but it costs $15.60 to run an 18,000 BTU air conditioner for the same amount of time. Ceiling fans can make it feel much cooler in your home, so that you can turn your thermostat up by several degrees and not feel the difference. They are much more sustainable and economical than air conditioning.
2) Fans Come in a Ton of Designs
If you’re looking for a statement fixture that will spruce up your decor, a ceiling fan could be the answer. Today’s fans are available in a wide range of designs and are made from a wide range of materials. Choose a steampunk-inspired dual motor fan or a cozy, traditional style. Grab a fan with nine blades or go for a more minimalist look with a two-blade fan. No matter what your decorating taste is like, you should be able to find a ceiling fan that fits in with your decor and your budget.
3) They’re Easy to Install Yourself
You don’t need to hire an electrician to install your new ceiling fans – at least, you don’t if you’re replacing existing light fixtures or older fans. If you don’t have an existing light fixture where you want to hang your new fan, you can just get an electrician to run the wiring to the spot where you want to install the fan. You can do the rest yourself. Installing a ceiling fan is a fairly straightforward job. If you’re even a little bit handy, you should be able to handle it without too much trouble.
4) You’ll Be More Comfortable at Home
Comfort and style are the two main reasons why people install ceiling fans, but comfort may be the primary reason. Ceiling fans create airflow that can make you feel cooler on hot summer days, but most fans also allow you to reverse the direction of the fan blades. When the blades turn counterclockwise, they create air movement that can make a room feel several degrees cooler, thanks to the windchill effect. That’s perfect for summer when you’re trying to beat the heat. When the blades turn clockwise, they can push warm air that gathers near the ceiling back down to the floor. That’s perfect for winter when you’re trying to stay cozy. No matter what time of year it is, ceiling fans can make you feel more comfortable at home.
5) Modern Fans Come with a Bunch of Cool Features
These days, you can get so much more from a fan than a light fixture and a pull chain. Modern fan manufacturers are keeping up with the times. You can buy smart fans that connect to your home internet, smartphone, or smart home device, so you can control your fan from your phone or even with your voice. You can buy fans with wireless wall controls and remotes, so you can control the speed of the fan and the direction of the blades at the touch of a button, or even program the fan to run at specific times of the day. You can buy ceiling fans with LED lights that don’t generate heat and don’t use much electricity. You can buy dual fans to direct airflow differently in different parts of the room. You can find a modern fan design with all the features and connectivity you need.
Summer weather is getting hotter and hotter, and there’s never been a better time to install ceiling fans in your home. Ceiling fans are sustainable, and can make your home feel several degrees cooler without the need to turn up your air conditioning. With fans, you’ll spend a fraction of the cost of cooling with A/C, and feel just as comfortable.