Contrary to popular belief, ceiling fans are not for the hot-weather months alone. Sure, they provide that extra cooling power in summer, but did you know that you can use your fan in winter, too? That's right. A ceiling fan can also help to make the hot air from your heater rise in winter, as well. All you have to do is to reverse the rotation of the blades. Just hit the switch and make your blades move counterclockwise. This cause the fan to pull the air instead of push it. This is especially beneficial if you live in a two-story home. Myself, I do live in a two story house, and I find that on moderate winter days I can pull the hot air from downstairs and thus not have to use the upstairs heater at all. Since first discovering this simple technique, I have cut my electricity bill in winter by 25%. Yes, it really works!
Low ceilings require a different type of fan than a high ceiling fan. High ceilings require the fan to have down rods because down rods will circulate the air to the living space. Low ceilings should be fitted with a fan that is flush mount or hugger. A sloped ceiling needs to have an angled mount and you need to make sure that, no matter what type of fan you get, that the blades are at least seven feet up.
Other popular kids ceiling fans include the Warbird series made by Craftmade. The Miss America features the colors of the American flag, red, white and blue with white stars. The blades are 48" and white. The Tiger Shark has a shark mouth as the motor cover, a red nose with a light at the tip and 48" black blades. The Glamorous Glen features yellow and red checkered nose with a silver motor cover and 58" black blades with yellow tips.
The industry has determined that the cooling effect of a ceiling fan can make a room feel at least 7 degrees cooler than it really is and the consequent adjustment to your thermostat can cut your air conditioning related energy costs by as much as 35% to 45%. In the cold months, reversing the fan blades so they push warm air down from the ceiling can reduce your heating expenses as well. Some experts maintain that you can save between 8% to 12% on your heating bill.
When first thinking about getting a ceiling fan the average person does not really know what is needed, this is why Hunter ceiling fans are amazingly flexible and make all kinds of different blade sizes and low profiles, this kind of thinking is what makes it almost sure that any house and any room could have a Hunter ceiling fan installed in it, and not only can it be installed, with Hunter Ceiling Fan progressive thinking almost everyone can do it with a friendly and easy installation and maintenance kit. Another nice feature that the Hunter ceiling fans have is an optional light kit on many of its models so you can use the ceiling fan as a light too, saving yet more space and using the unique and special design of the Hunter ceiling fan for your lighting needs.
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