When it comes to home decor, ceiling fans are probably one of the most popular fixtures that can add both ambiance and function at the same time. Although summer is just around the corner, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of your ceiling fan all year long. Here’s why installing a ceiling fan in your home today is a good idea.
An A/C Alternative
There may be some days are not hot enough to warrant running your air conditioner, but you still want a little breeze to keep it fresh and comfortable inside your home. With many different settings available, you can run your ceiling fan to give you enough air to keep you cool. On the hottest of days, turn on your ceiling fan and raise your thermostat by 4 degrees. According to energy.gov, this won’t reduce your comfort, and you’ll still remain relaxed and comfortable.
Low Energy Use
Since ceiling fans use minimal amounts of electricity, it’s a cost-effective way to keep your home cool. When shopping for a ceiling fan, be sure to check it’s Energy Star label to help you make a decision if it’s the right one that will keep money in your pocket.
During the hot summer months, your ceiling fan can help to circulate the cold air inside your home. The breeze can help cool things down and reach other rooms in your home. Having multiple ceiling fans installed inside your home can be a benefit as well.
Other Quick Home Cooling Tips
Besides running your ceiling fan to cool things down, here are some other cooling tips:
- Cover windows during peak sun hours
- Take your cooking to your outdoor grill
- Forgo using the dryer and hang clothes outside
If you are looking to cool down your home this summer, AAA Service can help! Whether you need a new A/C unit installed or maintenance and repair on your existing one, call or schedule an appointment online today!