Summer is here, and I am sure that some of you are already feeling the heat. The air conditioner will probably we working over time pretty soon, but you know that high electricity costs might bother you more than the heat. One solution is to make use of ceiling fans as an alternative. Having air blown gently from the top creates a wind chill effect, making it cooler than it seems. Here are some considerations to bear in mind when choosing a ceiling fan to help you beat the heat.
Materials. You can find ceiling fans made of various materials. Make sure that you choose those which do not warp and are rust free. This is especially important if you live in a coastal area.
Size. Ceiling fans come in various sizes as well. The best choice would be the biggest possible for the room you are going to place it in. The size is measured from the tip to tip of two opposite blades.
Height of the ceiling. You have to consider how high the fan will be from the floor. The best height would be around 9 feet from the fan to the floor. If your ceiling is much higher than that, consider getting an extension rod that will lower the fan.
Lighting. You might want to incorporate lighting into the fan. This is not a problem since a lot of ceiling fans have built-in lighting.
No matter what you choose, rest assured that you can cool your home without having to pay much in terms of electricity. More than that, you can add a bit of beauty to the house.
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