Once upon a time, ceiling fans were a necessary and beloved staple of every home. However, as central air conditioners have become the norm, many homes don’t use or don’t even have a single ceiling fan. Some homeowners believe that ceiling fans are just for homes that don’t have central air conditioners, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Ceiling fans actually come with several benefits including home comfort and lower utility bills.
Distribute Even Heating
It’s a common misconception that ceiling fans are just for home comfort during the summer. While ceiling fans do a great job of cooling down a home during the hottest times of the year, (especially when working alongside central air conditioning) it’s also true that they’re a great resource in the winter to push air down to the living spaces and evenly distribute the warm air throughout the home.
Comfort Throughout The Home
Many homeowners take comfort in the presence of a ceiling fan due to the soft sound, the ambient lighting that they provide, as well as the constant flow of moving air. Although you may already have an air conditioner to keep you cool, ceiling fans provide other benefits including a home comfort that is exclusive to the movement of air.
Lower Utility Bills
During both the winter and the summer, one of the many benefits of ceiling fans in the home is the preservation of energy leading to lower utility bills. Ceiling fans help to keep the conditioned air (whether it be warm or cool) in the living spaces of the rooms instead of floating up to the ceiling. Ceiling fans help to keep your home more comfortable for a longer period of time without using more energy.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
By lowering your consumption of energy, ceiling fans don’t just save you money, they also reduce your carbon footprint. When your home uses significantly less energy throughout the year, it’s going to become more environmentally friendly, reducing both your own and your family’s overall carbon footprint!
The home comfort specialists at Team Harding have been proudly serving Ottawa’s HVAC needs for over 25 years. Our team of licensed technicians strives to provide our clients with dependable service and quality equipment.