The rise of the ceiling fan

When the weather heats up, more and more homeowners are turning to ceiling fans to keep things cool indoors. Many are finding this much more cost-effective than air conditioning and much easier on the environment as well.

A ceiling fan doesn’t actually make a room cooler; by generating a breeze it cools the occupants in the room.

When buying a fan:

  • Match the square footage of the space to be cooled with the proper blade span. In general, the larger the room, the greater the blade span.
  • The greater the distance between the ceiling and the blades of the fan, the better the circulation. 8-10 inches is the advised minimum.
  • More blades are not necessarily better as they can create a drag. Many consider three blades to be optimum.

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