The Benefits of Ceiling Fans
When purchasing a ceiling fan, we often assume that its only purpose is to make us feel more comfortable. We hardly ever think about anything besides how much a fan costs and how much air it produces. Many people are unaware of the other benefits, such as annual savings due to decreased energy usage and year-round comfort, that come along with owning a ceiling fan.
The next time you’re in the market for a ceiling fan, be sure to take full advantage these benefits:
Decreased Energy Usage- when running, an average central air conditioning unit uses approximately 2,500 watts of energy to operate. However, running a ceiling fan uses approximately 65 watts of energy to operate- a 97% difference in energy consumption. Interested in saving even more energy? Choose a ceiling fan that is Energy Star rated and 50% more efficient than standard ceiling fans.
Savings- ceiling fans use less energy and cost less to operate than your standard central air conditioning unit. See the savings a ceiling fan can generate by looking at your monthly electric bill. While savings may vary depending on location, some homeowners have reported annual savings of up to $500.
Year-round Comfort- a ceiling fan can provide comfort all year round; simply remember to change the direction of the blades. In the summer, run the fan in a counter-clockwise direction to produce a cool breeze. In the winter, run the fan in a clockwise direction to push warm air down to the floor.
Types & Styles of Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans have come a long way since their invention in the 1800’s, and the fans of today are a vast improvement both visually and mechanically. Now, ceiling fans are available in a wide variety of different types and styles to complement your home’s décor. At Del Mar Fans & Lighting, we believe that offering ceiling fans in a variety of different types and styles is the best way to ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for.
Types of Ceiling Fans
Flush Mount Ceiling Fans- also called hugger or low profile ceiling fans, install flush against a ceiling and provide ample headroom. These fans are ideal for rooms with low ceilings that are less than the recommended eight feet.
Outdoor Ceiling Fans- are UL- rated for damp or wet locations. Outdoor fans are made with moisture resistant parts that allow them to withstand varying degrees of exposure to the elements.
Ceiling Fans with Lights- combine the comfort of a ceiling fan with the necessity of a light fixture, and effortlessly illuminates and ventilates a room simultaneously. Purchase a ceiling fan with a light, or buy a separate light kit.
Remote Controlled Ceiling Fans- make changing the speed and direction of your ceiling fan a breeze. A remote control is a necessary accessory for a hard to reach ceiling fan.
Styles of Ceiling Fans
Contemporary Ceiling Fans- are ideal for modern homes and are available in various smooth finishes and clean designs to complement your home’s décor.
Tropical Ceiling Fans- feature unique blades designed to resemble luscious tree leaves generally found in tropical locations. Choose one to complete your home’s island theme.
At Del Mar Fans & Lighting, we strive to deliver ceiling fans from reliable and trusted manufacturers who continually produce quality products. Choose a ceiling fan that will reflect your personality and design style.
Last edited on 03/27/15 by Mara Bermudez