A Buyer's Guide to Ceiling Fans: What are the Benefits?

Ceiling fan in interior room with a wooden ceiling.

Ceiling Fans: What are the Benefits?

Ceiling fans have always been a popular choice among homeowners. Whether you have a large or small room, ceiling fans can keep your home consistently cool, no matter your room size. Ceiling fans also do not require a lot of energy to turn on compared to an HVAC unit. Ceiling fans are highly efficient and a cheaper option for many homeowners. If you want to save, installing a ceiling fan is a great option for you and your family.  

Smart Ceiling Fans: What You Need to Know

As technology continues to advance, so do home devices like ceiling fans. Smart ceiling fans are different than regular ceiling fans as they are used through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. This means you can control your smart ceiling fan with a remote control. You can change the speed of the ceiling fan to match a specific temperature, set a scheduled timer, dim the lights, and change the ceiling fan settings when you are away from home. While smart ceiling fans are more expensive than regular fans, they offer more functionality and are more energy efficient.  

Common Questions:

What are the benefits of ceiling fans?

  • More energy efficient than AC units reducing your electric bills
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Provide a consistent cool breeze throughout your home
  • Supply additional lighting

Which direction should my fan spin in the winter and summer?

When changing the direction of your ceiling fan throughout the seasons it’s important to keep in mind that warm air rises and cold air sinks. In the wintertime your ceiling fan should be clockwise as this allows for an updraft and for heat to rise and expand throughout your home. In the summertime your ceiling fan should be counterclockwise as it helps push cold air down, providing you with cooler air. For questions regarding your ceiling fan, contact Milton Electric. 

Can a dimmer switch control a ceiling fan?

You should never use a dimmer controller to regulate the fan’s rotation speed – or even operation. A dimmer switch can break your ceiling fan and even cause a fire. Instead, use a regular switch, combined with special speed controllers. Your electrician can easily offer and recommend the appropriate switch depending on the type of fan. 

How long do ceiling fans last?

Many ceiling fans last around ten years. 

Should I consider installing an outdoor ceiling fan?

Yes! If you want to stay warm during the winter and cool during the summer, ceiling fans are a perfect choice. Outdoor ceiling fans can also handle strong weather conditions and help keep bugs away. 


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