Posted on: November 9, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Electrician
In my household, the summer months are always spent maintaining a precarious balance between keeping the house cool and keeping the cooling bill low. They seem to me like an excellent solution, but they aren’t without their drawbacks. If you’re looking to stay a little cooler this summer, here are a few of the pros and cons of adding a ceiling fan to one or more rooms in your home.
Pros of ceiling fans
– Lowering the ambient temperature
Perhaps this is the biggest advantage of these fans. They can help a great way in lowering the actual feel of your room. Regardless of any circumstances, fans can lower your room temperature by about four to five degrees, hence making the hot months a little comfortable for you. They work under the mechanism of pushing the cool air present in the room downwards, this, in essence, creates a cooling effect and thus making your house comfortable by far.
– They can help keep you warm as well
Alternatively, ceiling fans can also help keep you warm during the cold months. In respect to this, it works under a different mechanism whereby the fans are reversed or rather the direction of rotation is changed. Because warm air usually rises, the reversed fans pull cool air upwards. By so doing, warm air is forced down and thus heat is distributed all through the room, and eventually making you feel warm.
– Helps you save your cooling and heating costs
You can only contain the cold and warm seasons and feel better if you don’t overstretch your wallet. The ability of these fans to make a room feel cooler and warmth at almost the same energy enables you to save more money in maintaining your room temperature. Ceiling fans run on the same amount of energy needed for standard 100 W, hence a great deal in saving your energy costs. Similarly, your furnace and AC can also be avoided to save more energy.
– Can act as a source of ambient light
In most cases, there are ceiling fans that come with an inbuilt source of light. Others come along with an included light kit. users can then install the light at the center of the fan and they are good to go. By placing the fan at the center of your room, you get to add some exclusive functionality with the lighting and this goes a long way to improving the value of your home.
– Ability to be used outdoors
In the same way that ceiling fans are used indoors, they can serve well to cool your skin at the outdoors space, these include an outdoor kitchen, porch among others. They can help to circulate air and lower the temperature in the most effective way. It is also worth noting that due to the high-speed rotation of the fans, and the air circulation it brings along, insects that always fill outdoors can be driven away quickly. Cons of the ceiling fans
Cons of the ceiling fans
– Sometimes noisy
As the fans are used over time and get old, they lose their greasiness and become very noisy. This can be irritating to some people. A noisy environment will largely distract you and you can barely concentrate both at home and work.
– Can also be dangerous
At times, these fans can pose a great challenge to your safety if installed at low heights. When installing them, it is very important to put into consideration the heights of your family members and any visitors to your home. Failure to do this, the fans could get into contact with your body parts especially the heads and you can not imagine the havoc. Also, this can be dangerous to your kids if they play around the fans.
Finally, from the above pros and cons of ceiling fans, it can be noted that the pros outweigh their cons. So it’s upon you to choose whether the use of these fans can be an ideal way for you to save money and keep both cool and warm, or in other means installing them can be irritating to you.
Ceiling fans cool using the wind-chill principle: Moving air evaporates perspiration, which causes us to feel cooler than the air. You can keep your windows open, enjoy the fresh air and still feel cool as a cucumber. Ceiling fans also can be used with air conditioning. Set the thermostat several degrees higher and still feel just as comfortable. Call (713) 812-7070 us for your home service and repair needs.
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