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Ceiling Fans: A Great Investment

Ceiling Fans: A Great Investment By Shea Richardson
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

Installing ceiling fans in your home is a smart move.  They can save you lots of money on energy bills, as well as make your home more comfortable and more beautiful.

Ceiling fans are a great way to help keep your home comfortable and save money on your energy bills during the different seasons of the year.  There are many different types and styles of ceiling fans from which to choose.  You can choose features such as number of blades, type of ceiling mounting fixture, length of blades, light kits, colors, and types of finishes.  


During the summer, if you use a ceiling fan in addition to an air conditioner, you will be able to set your thermostat higher.  You will still feel the comfort with the breeze from the fan.  This will help save a significant amount of money on your air conditioning bills.


During the winter, a ceiling fan will recirculate the warm air that rises in a room.  All you need to do is turn your ceiling fan on in the reverse direction.  This enables the warm air to come down into the living space, which causes the furnace to be needed less.  Therefore, your energy bills will be significantly lower.

When searching for the perfect ceiling fans for your home, you should remember that you want your ceiling fan to move the air in your home effectively and quietly.  The more expensive ones are high-quality fans and have several traits that are not usually found in the cheaper fans.  Some of these include: having a motor that has several speeds, being made from high-grade materials, being well designed, and coming with a long-term warranty.

About the Author
An accomplished educator and writer, Shea Richardson has several years of teaching experience in the Georgia public school system. She holds a degree in Education from Georgia State University and specializes in topics spanning technology, education, and group dynamics.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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