Air Circulation & Temperature Control
Before central air conditioning, ceiling fans were amongst the only option for interior temperature control during the warmest months. Despite the ubiquitous presence of air conditioning, though, fans continue to hold considerable appeal, both visually and functionally.
Anyone who's basked in the gentle breezes of a ceiling fan knows that central air conditioning is no match for the overall air quality and—depending on how hot it is—the comfort level a ceiling fan provides. The harshness of central air, both on the skin and to the atmosphere, makes it a necessary evil on the hottest days, but ceiling fans, boasting the latest in air circulation technology, can help reach optimal temperatures inside a room or house throughout the year.
Modern fans use a great deal less energy than air conditioning units or central air conditioning, making them a more eco-friendly option for controlling temperatures at home or business office.
And while ceiling fans may be associated primarily with the warmer months, they can, in fact, aid in temperature control year-round. During the colder months, fans facilitate a more even circulation and distribution of warm air, maximizing the effectiveness of a home's heating system. Winter thermostat temperatures may be lowered a few degrees with the inclusion of a ceiling fan, reducing energy consumption without comprising warmth.
Conversely, using a fan in conjunction with air conditioning during summer months produces a wind chill that allows for higher temperature settings on air conditioners while still providing the desired cooling effect commensurate with lower settings.
Contemporary ceiling fans that also illuminate a room provide twice the functionality of a single device, enhancing a room's comfort level and ambiance in one fell swoop. If you have a room that could benefit from a ceiling fan, opting for a design that also includes a light source solves two practical problems, while imbuing a space with the visual appeal that ceiling fans carry.
Indoor & Outdoor Installation
Contemporary ceiling fans are ideal for both indoor outdoor spaces. Installed in exterior spaces—patios, decks, terraces—or partially open spaces—like rooms that can be fully opened to the outside—ceiling fans can generate breezes on a still day, or optimize and more evenly distribute exiting breezes throughout a space. Achieving the same cooling result via central air is both difficult and enormously wasteful. One other advantage of ceiling fans in open spaces: their role as insect repellent, thanks to the constant air movement they generate.