Summer is in full swing all across the United States. During the summer months most of us are extremely grateful that we have ways to help keep us cool when the weather outside is sweltering. Air conditioning units are one way to help keep your home cool. Here in Orange County, California many homes have air conditioning units but not all do. Whether your home has an air conditioner or not you may be wondering if adding ceiling fans to your home would be another way to help keep your home cool.
Do Ceiling Fans Cool a Room?
There are many different benefits to having ceiling fans installed in your home. The largest benefit is that they help your homes feel cooler. Most people believe that ceiling fans actually lower the temperature in your home but this is actually not true. Fans simply move the air in the room. The movement is actually what helps you feel cooler. When it is warm the gentle breeze created by the fan can be just enough to make you feel cooler.
Ceiling Fans Help with Air Conditioner Use
In addition to making you feel cooler ceiling fans can also make your air conditioning unit more efficiently. The air conditioner will bring cold air into your home and then the ceiling fan can help the cold air circulate throughout the room. When the air circulates through the room more efficiently your air conditioning unit will not have to work as hard to keep your home cool. With the ceiling fan helping circulate the cool air most homeowners find that they can set their thermostat or a higher temperature and still feel just as cool. The higher that you have your thermostat set during the summer the lower your utility bills will be as well. All homeowners will agree that lower utility bills are a definite advantage!
Benefits of Ceiling Fans in Winter
Ceilings fans help keep your home cool during the summer but did you know that they can also help you during the winter. During the winter you can change the direction that the fan blades rotate. Hot air rises to the top of your ceiling. In the winter you want your warm air to be brought down so that your family can stay warm. When you reverse the direction that your fan blades rotate it helps bring this warm air down for you which will keep your home warmer.
Ceiling Fan Design Trends
When you go to shop for your ceiling fans you will notice that there are hundreds of different options available for you to choose from. You will be able to select a ceiling fan that highlights your personal style. Adding a ceiling fan can not only help you stay more comfortable in your home but it can also make a decorative statement.
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If you are ready to have ceiling fans installed in your home give Peterkin Electric a call today. We can come out and make sure that your ceiling fan is properly and safely installed so that you can being enjoying the benefits listed above. Contact us today!