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An Electrical Underdog: The Year-Round Benefits of Ceiling Fans

ceiling-fan-benefitsWhen it comes to meeting any of your electrical service needs, you can count on our staff to really know their stuff. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have, and make recommendations about electrical products and services that could benefit you—such as electrical panel upgrades or rewiring to accommodate added devices and appliances.

One electrical component that is in most homes throughout the country, but not often given a whole lot of though, is the ceiling fan. You may be surprised by just how much not only a Brookline, MA ceiling fan installation will benefit you, but how much using your ceiling fan can work to your advantage, no matter what time of the year it is.

The Cooling Properties of Ceiling Fans

A common misconception about ceiling fans is that they can lower the actual temperature in your home. Unfortunately, this is not the case. They do circulate air, however, and when used in combination with your air conditioner, can make the air feel cooler.

As a result, you may not need to have your AC system turned down as low as you would without a ceiling fan. So a ceiling fan helps your cooling system in that it doesn’t have to work as hard to do its job. This means less wear and tear, greater air conditioning efficiency and lower energy bills overall.

This is especially the case if you are in a two-story home. Heat naturally rises, and therefore downstairs rooms can be especially hard to keep cool. But ceiling fans help push the cool air back down, which cools the rooms faster and your air conditioner will shut off sooner.

The human body naturally cools down as sweat evaporates from it, and a ceiling fan helps with this. That’s why you feel better when you’re standing in front of or under a fan. When summer temperatures are on the milder side, you may even be able to get away with turning off your air conditioner all together and using just your ceiling fans.

Ceiling Fans Help with Heating, Too!

This is something that many homeowners don’t realize—ceiling fans have a switch on them that changes the direction of the fan blades to help move heat. This switch is usually found near the center of the fan, where the light fixture mounts. Some advanced ceiling fan system may have a switch on a remote or an additional wall switch.

What does this mean for your heating system? Just as in the summertime with your air conditioner, in the wintertime your ceiling fans can help your forced air heating systems work more efficiently. You may not even need to set the thermostat as high as you would otherwise.

For the best efficiency from your ceiling fans, it’s important to find professional electricians who can install them properly so they work the way you need them to, whenever you need them too. Electrical work is best left to certified and licensed professionals, to avoid any safety issues that might occur.

For comprehensive electrical services, contact FB Electrical Services Inc. today!

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