Lighting and ventilation can make a big difference in your home. Florida is well known for warm summers, but these higher temperatures can create a hot and uncomfortable space. A ceiling fan or light installation can have a big impact as they help cool down and brighten up your home or apartment.
Let’s have a look at the benefits of ceiling lights and fans and why you should get the professionals involved.
There’s nothing quite like feeling the cool breeze that a ceiling fan creates in the middle of a hot summer’s day. Ceiling fans work wonders at creating a breeze to cool people by creating a continual airflow within a room. A good quality fan can move over 6,000 cubic feet of air per minute around a room. This improves the air quality in your home by preventing the same stuffy air from being trapped in one space.
When compared to the costs of an air-conditioner, a ceiling fan will save you money each month on your electric bill.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the temperature of a room can be raised by 4°F with no reduction to people’s comfort by using a ceiling fan. Although a ceiling fan can’t compete with an AC, it can make a considerable difference in helping you to feel cool in a room, while saving money at the same time.
It’s often thought that a ceiling fan only helps to cool a room, but it can also help to make a room warmer.
In summer, the cooler air is circulated downward while keeping the warmer air higher up in the room. In the cooler months, however, by reversing the fan, you can create the opposite effect which will help to bring warm air into circulation throughout the room. Just remember to keep the fan at a slower speed to prevent a breeze from being felt.
It’s recommended that you consult with a professional to ensure that you come out with the best ventilation solution for your home.
Another great benefit of a ceiling fan is that it can be a multi-purpose fixture. Many ceiling fans come with built-in lights. This is especially handy if a ceiling fan is replacing a light fitting in the middle of a room. Some ceiling fans come with built-in light kits while others require a light kit to be added to the fan.
It can be extremely impractical when there is no overhead light in the center of a room, and you’re forced to head for the lamp on the other side while in the dark. This can lead to you bumping into items and possibly injuring yourself in the process. An overhead light gives you the convenience of switching it on as you enter the room. No more fumbling around trying to turn on an underpowered lamp somewhere in the room.
Once you’ve decided to get an overhead light installed you will need to decide on a few things. One of the main deciding points is whether you want a downlight or an up light. Downlights are better at providing direct light into a room where an uplight provides soft mood lighting into a room.
Uplighting works well for bedrooms and living rooms which do well with mood lighting. There are also many different light bulb options to choose from and you want to make sure you that you’re advised on the correct wattage and color temperature for the required room. All of these considerations require a professional’s advice to get the right light installed.
Lighting and ventilation can make or break a home. When it comes to ceiling lights and fans, it’s really important to get the professionals to give you the best advice on product options, correct positioning, and installation. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric technicians are experts in this field and will be able to advise on and install a wide range of ceiling fans and lights which will be sure to make a big difference in your home.
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