It may only be March, but people in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are already experiencing summerlike temperatures. While the temperatures never drop too low in north Texas, people are always excited about longer and warmer days. If you’re planning to use your air conditioner more often in the next few weeks, it’s important to make sure your ceiling fans are in good shape as well. Fans can help with airflow and cooling efficiency throughout your home, and if a few of them have broken blades or faulty motors, your monthly energy costs could be higher than you want them to be. At Passion Lighting in Grapevine, we can help you update your ceiling fans before summer arrives!
Finding the Right Fan
Your home may have already had fans installed when you moved in, and if you’ve never replaced them or updated them, now is the perfect time to do so. You most likely won’t need to run the fans every single day, and making sure they’re working properly can help you avoid problems once summer is here. Finding the right fan doesn’t have to be difficult, but you may have questions about size, style, and other factors, and the experts at Passion can help.
You’ll want to make sure the fan is right size for a room. If your living room is 200 to 300 square feet, you’ll want a fan with a diameter of 36 to 44 inches. If you have ceilings that are higher than eight feet, you may need to install a larger fan so the room gets proper air circulation. A larger fan will cut through the air more effectively than a smaller fan, and you’ll want to be sure the fan is at least eight to 10 inches from the ceiling and 18 to 20 inches from the wall.
Help Your Cooling System
Everyone knows that ceiling fans can help your air conditioner keep your home cooler during those warm Texas days, and with the right fan, you can cut your cooling costs in a single room by nearly eight percent. If your old fans don’t turn correctly or the blades are the wrong size, it can be a good idea to upgrade now. By cooling the room with a fan, your thermostat won’t kick on the AC quite as much, and you can decrease your monthly energy costs.
Get Rid of the Noise
Another problem that many homeowners run into is a noisy ceiling fan. When your fans are running all day during the summer, even the slightest squeak or noise can become unbearable after a few minutes. Multiply that by each room in your home that has a fan, and the solitude you want can be quickly broken.
If you want to upgrade your ceiling fans before summer weather is here to stay, come to our showroom today. We can show you a variety of fan options, and can discuss installation services for your home. With new fans, you can keep your home cool, cut down on energy costs, and bring a different style to each room!