In: Random5 Apr 2012
Installing a ceiling fan is a great economical way to make any room in your house feel cooler. Air conditioning is more costly due to the high initial unit cost, while operational costs are also higher since they use more energy than ceiling fans. There are also periodic maintenance costs that have to be considered. In addition, many air conditioners are not environmentally friendly. Ceiling fans on the contrary, are the complete opposite. Their maintenance cost is low and they are environmentally friendly.
There are various types of ceiling fans on the market. A low profile ceiling fan is the best option if you want to install it in a room with a low ceiling, i.e., about 8 ft or lower. They can also be installed in a room with higher ceiling fan, although it might not be as good as it is in a room with a lower ceiling. These fans are installed with the blades positioned close to the ceiling, so they would not get in anyone’s reach. They are also suitable for both summer and winter. During summer, they can cool the room by circulating air and cool people by aiding in the evaporation of perspiration. During winter, they can redistribute the heat that collects near the ceiling, greatly reducing energy consumption.
Low profile ceiling fans do not only help keep a room cool or warm, the various models and designs can add beauty to the room. For instance, there are vintage models made from wood that will match the theme of a room having vintage décor. If the room has a Victorian look or style, you can choose a fan with a Victorian style to match the room. However, first of all, you must decide where you want to install the fan, and whether it is indoors or in an exposed area outdoors, as there are models specifically designed outdoor installation. For instance, you might have a gazebo on your property and want a fan to cool the sultry summer evenings and help keep the mosquitoes at bay. There are also models that can be used both indoors and outdoors and if you want to be sure if the model is suitable for outdoor use, you can ask the seller or the manufacturer.