Spring is here and summer isn’t too far away. While we’re all ready to get outside more, you’re also probably thinking about the inevitable too-hot days where we’re stuck inside. Whether you’ve got a great air conditioning system or not, you’re probably wondering if there are more ways to keep cool. You’re in luck because there is a great way to stay more comfortable in your home. Best of all, you can stay cooler and add a great piece of decor at the same time by getting a ceiling fan!
Beat The Heat With A Ceiling Fan
CEILING FANS FOR SHARED SPACES
A ceiling fan is an absolute must for almost every room where you spend time with your family, roommates, and friends. A packed room is a surefire way to have a great time, but it’s also an uncomfortable hotbox waiting to happen. Even the best air conditioners have a hard time keeping up with a big gathering, so you’ll need help. A ceiling fan is on the job! Whether you’re hosting a cocktail party or you’re having a snuggly night in watching movies, a fan will help everyone feel more comfortable and relaxed.
CEILING FANS FOR BEDROOMS
There are few things worse than not being able to get any sleep because you’re too hot. There are some great cooling pillows and light bedding out there on the market, but sometimes those just won’t do the job, especially if you don’t have central air or if you sleep on the second floor of your home. A new ceiling fan is an attractive way to add a splash of design to any bedroom while also keeping it more comfortable. There’s nothing more important than a good night’s sleep, so invest in a ceiling fan. We do have to warn you: you’ll sleep so much better that you might not want to sleep anywhere else!
OUTDOOR CEILING FANS
If you have a covered or screened-in patio, you already know how wonderful it can be to be outside without having the sun beating down directly on you. But you probably already know that on some days, there doesn’t seem to be a way to escape the crushing heat, even when you’re in the shade. But a quick trip to The Lighting Corner can remedy that! An outdoor ceiling fan can make even the warmest outdoor areas feel a lot more comfortable. We have a great selection of outdoor ceiling fans that you and your family will love.
HOW AND WHEN TO USE CEILING FANS
Using a ceiling fan is pretty simple — you simply need to turn it on using a switch or a remote. During spring and summer, you’ll want to ensure that the fan is turning counterclockwise and that the fan is on a high-speed setting. This will push cooler air down to make you feel less warm. This wind chill effect can help you feel up to 8 degrees cooler and it can reduce your AC costs by up to 40%! The easiest way to determine if the fan is turning counterclockwise is to stand directly under the fan and see if you can feel the cooler air moving down onto you.
While we usually think of fans as something that we only need in the summer, they’re actually great for cooler months, too! Reversing the direction of the fan will push warmer air that is resting near the ceiling down to you, which means you can stay warmer during winter without having to crank your heater to the max. You could save up to 15% on your heating costs by keeping your fans on and moving clockwise at a slower speed.
Now that you’ve learned about a few of the many reasons why a ceiling fan is a good idea for your home, make sure to visit The Lighting Corner in Grandville or Grand Haven! We have a great selection of indoor and outdoor ceiling fans that will add a lot of style to your space while also keeping it more comfortable year-round. Come in today to make sure your home will be comfortable before the hottest months of the year. Our team would love to talk to you about any and all of your lighting, furniture, and home accent needs.