When it comes to ceiling fans, they provide 5 benefits:
Cooling – a good ceiling fan creates better airflow. A cooling effect is created by producing a breeze. This helps to reduce or eliminate the need for air conditioning. The higher the volume and speed of the air being moved, the more effect it has. You want to run a fan counter clock-wise for when you are hot.
Heating– by reversing a ceiling fan for the winter months, you are able to recirculate the warm air that has risen. This allows the temperature near the floor level to increase. For the colder months you want to run your ceiling fan clock wise on a low speed setting.
Energy Savings- A ceiling fan creates cooling and heating effects by recirculating the air. Ceiling fans save energy because you do not need as much air conditioning or heating to feel comfortable. This allows you to have your thermostat set to a lower or higher setting (temperature dependant) with this simple addition in your home. It is estimated you have save about 4% for each degree you raise the thermostat on your AC.
Ambient Illumination –Certain ceiling fans can be selected with a light attached, or added that can provide ambient illumination to any room. This makes for great functionality as now one fixture will provide lighting as well as a heating and cooling effect.
Beauty – Ceiling fans come in a variety of sizes and styles these days. You are able to select aesthetics that add beauty and fits your design tastes. Ceiling fans are not only for functionality, but can be a crucial part of your interior design scheme. Ceiling fans have come along way in being able to add a design element to your interior space.