Air circulation is just as important as controlling relative temperature. While a fan won’t actually cool down a room, the moving air helps evaporate water from surfaces, cooling them off. Even in the winter, moving air is necessary to keep heat distributed around a room instead of in a single spot, and ceiling fans are extremely effective for that.
In fact, using a ceiling fan can help to drive down cooling and heating costs every month. Using a ceiling fan allows you to adjust the thermostat by a few degrees, which can save a substantial amount on your utilities every month (since a ceiling fan motor uses less energy than your heating and cooling system).
Just like any other electrical appliance in your home, ceiling fans do require special care and attention during installation. Upgrading to a newer system, installing a ceiling fan in a room without a switch, and even adding a light kit to an existing ceiling fan are all complex tasks. In Phase Electric & Air hires skilled electricians who are masterful at:
Before you select a new ceiling fan, there are a few things you should be aware of. Installations aren’t simply a matter of checking the color of the blades to see if they match the furniture in your room. Everything from the voltage to the number of blades should be considered. While not every customizable aspect of a ceiling fan is necessarily important, it is good to know your options so you can get the best fit for your home.
The most obvious options are lights and number of fan blades. The more blades your fan has, the quieter it will be. But with a higher blade count the fan will be heavier (requiring a stronger mount and a higher-power motor).
You may also want to consider purchasing a fan with a DC motor. These fans are slightly more expensive, but they are more energy-efficient and will save on utilities for the life of the ceiling fan. While you’re selecting the motor, consider if you need a reversible ceiling fan (for winter use), or would benefit from a wireless remote (useful for higher ceilings).