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3 Ways to Use A Ceiling Fan in Your Home

May 04, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

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Ceiling fans have been around longer than electricity! Surprised? You should be. Invented in 1886, ceiling fans were powered by water in the pre electricity days. In 1882, the first motorized ceiling fan was invented. Originally ceiling fans only featured two blades; by World War I many ceiling fans had four blades. The two additional blades helped circulate more air.
The Many Uses of a Ceiling Fan
Many hear ceiling fan and think of a device used for cooling. While a ceiling fan does move air, it does not change the temperature of the air. A ceiling fan can create a breeze in an area by moving air but will not dramatically cool a space like an air conditioner would. However, for a warm, sweaty night, a ceiling fan can cool off a still room. Cooling a room at night with a ceiling fan versus an air conditioner saves on energy.
On the flip side, ceiling fans can also circulate heat in cooler months. During this time, the blades would be turned in the opposite direction. We have all heard the saying that heat rises, the fan will help distribute the warm air around the room.
In addition, ceiling fans are also an affordable way to upgrade your home d├ęcor. Usually priced around $100 – $300, ceiling fans are very easy to install and can usually be done without the help of a professional.
Ceiling fans are both functional and practical. Add a ceiling fan to your home or office today!