One of the most often overlooked fixtures in a home that can make significant contributions toward comfort and energy efficiency is the ceiling fan. You might have one or two ceiling fans in your home, but do you know how these devices work to keep your house comfortable all year long? Ceiling fans do much more than just blow the air around inside your home, and Nipper Electric can help you choose the best ceiling fan configuration for your property.
How Do Ceiling Fans Work?
Ceiling fans run in two directions. When you run them normally, they are perfect during the warm weather as they blow cooled air throughout a room, lowering the inside temperature. This makes it easy to keep tabs on your energy consumption during the summer when most Virginia Beach area homeowners spend the most as they run their air conditioning.
Having a good ceiling fan can allow you to bump up your thermostat by a few degrees without sacrificing comfort. Your home’s heating and air conditioning won’t work as hard, and you will still feel cool. Ceiling fans work very well with central air conditioning systems as they help circulate cooled air and prevent air from becoming too humid or stale.
The functionality of ceiling fans isn’t reserved solely for summertime. When ceiling fans run in reverse, they pull air upward and recirculate it. Since warm air rises, this means your ceiling fan can push this warmed air back down toward the floor. The energy savings you see during the summer thanks to your ceiling fans will carry over through the winter months as your ceiling fans help your furnace circulate warmed air more efficiently through your home.
Placing New Ceiling Fans Throughout Your Home
If you don’t have any ceiling fans in your home yet, you may want to have a few installed in key positions so you can get the most out of your home’s heating and cooling systems. Ceiling fans are available in so many styles and sizes that it’s possible to fit one in virtually any room in your home with enough ceiling clearance.
It’s also possible to install a ceiling fan outside your home under a covered patio to offer cooling in the summertime. A little bit of air circulation on your covered patio can go a long way toward making it easier to enjoy your time outside during the summer months.
When it comes to choosing styles, finishes, blade number, and lighting options, all of the possible customization options can seem daunting at first. The team at Nipper Electric is happy to help our Virginia Beach customers find the perfect ceiling fan options for their homes, no matter where they want to place them.
Work With the Best Electric Contractors in Virginia Beach
If you want to install new ceiling fans in your home, whether you’re replacing old ones or installing completely new fixtures, it’s important to choose a reliable and experienced electrical contractor to handle the job. Nipper Electric has more than 25+ years of professional experience in Virginia Beach and has cultivated a strong reputation as one of the best and most reliable electrical service providers in the area.
Contact Nipper Electric today at (757) 842-1710 to set up an appointment with one of our licensed, experienced, and fully trained electricians to install new ceiling fans in your home.