In the scorching heat of the summer, a ceiling fan could be your best friend. But is your outdated fan costing you more than you think? Updating your ceiling fan could update your life overall in an abundance of ways. Here are the top 4 reasons you should ditch that old fan and upgrade to a new one today.
Reason #1: Safety
The first and most important, yet vastly overlooked reason to replace your ceiling fan is for safety! A ceiling fan that is old or incorrectly mounted/wired can lead to possible injury for you and your loved ones. As a fan ages it can tend to make noises such as buzzing, wobbling, squeaking etc. While these sounds might seem like a quirk that comes with age, it could be your ceiling fan telling you it’s time for a replacement. About 19,700 people are injured from ceiling fans falling due to improper mounting every year. Between 1995 and 2003 there were 4.5 deaths a year reported due to electrocutions from improperly wired ceiling fans. The best way to protect you and your loved ones is to update your ceiling fans as needed, while hiring a licensed professional to install the fan for maximum insurance.
Reason #2: Effectiveness
The next reason to update your ceiling fan is for effectiveness. You might not even realize that the fan in your room right now could potentially be useless. For a ceiling fan to reach its full cooling potential, it has to have blades that angle anywhere between 12 to 14 degrees. Any less than 12 is virtually pointless as it does not push the air up or downward, as a fan should. Any higher than 14 might be a little too strong for certain rooms. If your ceiling fan currently isn’t on an angle, while it may look stylish, could be costing you time and money.
Reason #3: A Simple Room Makeover
While the next reason might come as a surprise to most, updating your ceiling fan could be a simple and cost effective way to give a room a complete makeover. From changing that dusty old ceiling fan that has been there since you moved in, to a more stylish updated version, you can completely change the ambiance in a room. While pairing curtains and a few rugs to match your new updated fan, you could potentially transform a space. Between the appearance of a new design and possible light fixture opportunities, an updated fan could be just what you need to make your home ready for summer! Many experts have said that fan prices have dropped so much that it is cheaper to replace a ceiling fan than to repair an old one. So ditch that old wooden fan in your room and upgrade to a sleek more sophisticated model.
Reason #4: To Save Energy and Money
The final and most appealing reason to upgrade your fan this summer is to save you energy, time and money. While a fan might not seem like it can make a difference, it could make a meaningful impact on your annual electric bill. First and foremost, as a fan ages it becomes less and less powerful, thus causing the air output to be less effective. When replaced with a new, strong fan, you are able to get the most out of your appliance. While air conditioning costs you roughly 36 cents an hour to run, a fan can cost you only a penny an hour. When combined correctly you could increase your house temperature up to 4 degrees, costing you less with virtually the same effect. Another money saving tip is to make sure you turn all fans off when you’re not using them.
Getting yourself a new fan can ensure safety, savings, style and sufficiency when installed correctly. To make sure you’re getting the most of your money call Andy OnCall at (636) 724-8008 to install that new ceiling fan correctly, and safely, today!