Ceiling Fans by Fix-It 24/7
A ceiling fan only cost pennies to run, and can potentially save you hundreds of dollars every year on your HVAC bills.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, running a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting by 4 degrees with no reduction in comfort. While they only cost pennies to run, they can potentially save you hundreds of dollars every year on cooling costs.
Ceiling fans are considered the most effective type of fan since they can circulate air around the entire room.
Year-Round Energy Savings
Save energy in the winter as well. Did you know that ceiling fans have a little black switch that allows you to reverse the direction of the blades so you can create an updraft during the colder months? By reversing the direction of the fan’s blades, you can push the warm air that gathers near the ceiling down to the living areas below.
Remember, fans cool people not rooms. They don’t actually lower the temperature of the air. Instead, they work by creating a wind-chill effect that makes you feel cooler.
Even if you already have an air conditioning system in place, a ceiling fan can help you feel more comfortable in your home while saving energy and money at the same time.
During mild spring and summer days, a ceiling fan can help you avoid the air conditioner altogether. Simply install a ceiling fan in the rooms that need cooling during hot weather days.
Ventilation is important to keep our homes healthy and free of harmful indoor pollutants. It’s a good idea to open up a window for around 20 minutes every day. Ceiling fans can help force stale indoor air outside and bring fresh outdoor air in.
Ceiling Fan Installation Guidelines
Ceiling fans are best in rooms with ceilings that are at least 8 feet high. As a general rule, ceiling fan blades should be about 9 feet above the floor, 10-12 inches below the ceiling, and at least 18 inches away from the walls.
Larger fans can move more air and are more suitable for larger rooms. If you have a large room or patio, multiple ceiling fans may work best. Depending on the size of your ceiling fan, they can provide efficient cooling in a 4-10-foot diameter area. Make sure the ceiling fan is appropriate for the size of the room.
In addition to fitting the aesthetics of the room, fans should also be placed away from areas where there may be a lot of loose papers or other lightweight objects.
Usually, more expensive fans have a quieter operation and run more smoothly than cheaper units. When shopping for ceiling fan units, look for the Energy Star label for fans that are 20% more efficient, on average.
Professional Ceiling Fan Installation in Denver
While many people think that ceiling fan installation is an easy do-it-yourself project, they may be surprised to find out that it involves a lot more than connecting a wire or two.
Besides the danger of working with electrical wiring, proper ceiling fan installation requires delicate adjustments to make sure it is secure and running smoothly. Too often, DIY ceiling fan installations wobble, make a lot of noise, and are unsafe. In order to ensure a quality installation, it’s best to contact a qualified electrician.
In addition to installing ceiling fans, we can also repair, replace, adjust, and remove ceiling fans to make sure you are getting the comfort and energy efficiency a ceiling fan promises with none of the wobbling or danger.
If you are worried about ceiling fans wobbling and making a lot of noise, make sure you contact Fix-It 24/7 for a quiet and professional installation. With upfront pricing, on-time electricians, and guaranteed satisfaction, there’s nothing to lose.
If you aren’t satisfied with the finished result, we will return for a free follow-up service visit. Schedule an appointment with us today for first-rate ceiling fan service from trained and trusted electricians.
We provide services for the entire Denver area including: Boulder, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, Superior, Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn and everywhere in between.