Last winter, I climbed up on a ladder to clean the cobwebs from the corners of the ceiling in the living room.
I noticed a significant difference in temperature between the floor level and standing on the latter.
Sitting on the couch, I’d need to wear a sweater to keep warm. At the top of the ladder, I was sweating while wearing a T-shirt. This told me that the heat from the furnace was flowing from the supply vents and rising straight up. I was definitely paying higher than necessary monthly utility bills. Plus, the furnace was working extra hard, using more energy and at bigger risk of a malfunction. I did some research and found that ceiling fans are a great way to improve the comfort and efficiency of the home. The circulation of the blades works to properly distribute the air. In the summer, the ceiling fans create a cooling effect and lessen demands on the air conditioner. In the winter, by reversing the direction of the blades, the fan helps to push the heat down from the ceiling. Ceiling fans are available in a wide variety of sizes, styles and prices. Modern options include cordless remotes, LED lights, multiple speeds and all sorts of extra features. I originally hoped to handle the installation on my own. When I realized that the ceiling fans are rather heavy and sometimes require special reinforcements, I decided to hire a licensed electrician. The electrician completed the project quickly, properly and with no mess. He made sure that the ceiling fixtures are properly balanced and operating safely and quietly.