Are you looking for an easy way to add value to your home? Looking to decorate with something that’s both functional and beautiful? Are you looking for a way to save money, particularly on your cooling costs that can so quickly spiral out of control during the warm summer months? The answer may be a simple one that you’ve overlooked: ceiling fans! Ceiling fans are rapidly becoming a hot commodity for homeowners, particularly because of how much they have to offer. On this blog, we’ll talk about a few of the benefits of installing ceiling fans in common or high-use areas like living spaces and bedrooms, and we’ll discuss why this simple investment could prove to be lucrative in the long term.
Ceiling Fans Look Great
The first and arguably most important benefit of a ceiling fan is that they look great in almost any room they’re installed in. Ceiling fans add a feature to an otherwise large and usually blank space, your ceiling, adding some aesthetic appeal to the room. However, they do so much more than that: because fans come in so many different sizes, shapes, colors, and styles, you can find a fan that perfectly matches and even accentuates the style of decoration you are pursuing. If you’re looking to decorate a room in a certain style, choosing the right ceiling fan can actually make the space look so much more appealing. To put it simply: ceiling fans offer form and function in one package.
Ceiling Fans Keep You Cooler While Saving You Money
Ceiling fans are a tremendous way of keeping yourself more comfortable without spending a ton of money on energy costs. A ceiling fan cycles the air in your room and creates a steady, gentle breeze that gives you the feeling of cool comfort. While it doesn’t actually cool the room, a ceiling fan makes it feel as though the room is cooler, and it does so by quite a significant margin. In many cases, shutting off or even turning up your air conditioner so it runs less often while supplementing it with a ceiling fan helps you stay more comfortable while also shrinking your electricity costs. In a climate like ours here in the Pacific Northwest, this is particularly valuable at night where you can use the cooler temperatures of the outdoor air to keep your home cooler without running your air conditioner at all.
Ceiling Fans Are Affordable
Ceiling fans are generally an extremely affordable upgrade to your home. If you’ve never had a fan installed, then you’ll need to have a professional electrician run wiring and install a switch in your room of choice, but even that additional cost pales in comparison to the cost of upgrading or replacing your air conditioner. On top of that, fans can be about as cheap or as expensive as you’d like: designer fans can run hundreds or even well over $1,000 in cost, while basic fans can run as low as a little over $100. Likewise, different fans have different features, and these features give you customization, flexibility, and increased control. However, when all is said and done, you’ll still save a ton of money over a serious service for your air conditioner. If you’re looking for an affordable energy-efficiency upgrade, there may not be a better one on the market today.
Ceiling Fans Add Value to Your Home
Ceiling fans are also a great way to add value to your home. Because energy costs are surging so rapidly, the cost of staying cool is flying out control quickly. For this reason, people are looking for alternative ways to stay cooler, and thus homes with ceiling fans in major living spaces and bedrooms are becoming a lot more appealing. Buyers are willing to pay more for homes with fans already installed, particularly if the fans look great, are in good condition, and work well. This also means fans may help you attract more potential buyers to your home in the event you ever decide to sell it.
Let A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical help you make the most of your home! Whether you’re looking to install new ceiling fans or to have your broken fans repaired or replaced, call us at (503) 694-3396 to speak with a customer service representative from our team.