Are you looking for a way to stay cool this summer without spending a fortune on central AC? A ceiling fan might be the answer! In Seattle most homes don’t have AC, and it’s rare for temperatures to climb high enough where it’s needed. For the most part we get by just fine with fans.

Here are five reasons why you should consider installing a ceiling fan in your home this summer:

1. Ceiling fans create a breeze in your home, which can make you feel cooler.

Ceiling fans help circulate air and can make you feel cooler through evaporative cooling, even if the temperature in the room doesn’t change. Since most homes in Seattle don’t have air conditioning, a ceiling fan is a great option.

2. They don’t take up valuable floorspace

Ceiling fans are a great way to stay cool in the summer without taking up valuable floorspace in your home. If you have a small home, ceiling fans can help you make the most of your space. Instead of having a freestanding fan in a prime location of your living room or bedroom three or four months of the year, a ceiling fan gives you back that valuable real estate.

3. Fans can improve your indoor air quality by moving stagnant air around.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your home’s air quality, ceiling fans can help. By circulating the air in your home, ceiling fans banish stagnant air and can help reduce the chances of mold growth. This can be especially beneficial if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma.

Mold is always a potential problem in the damp Pacific Northwest, so anything that can help with prevention is a good idea. However, if you know that mold is already present, you should clean this up carefully before using a fan, to avoid spreading mold spores around your home.

4. Ceiling fans can be used to circulate warm air in the wintertime as well.

Ceiling fans can be a boon for your Seattle area home even in the wintertime, especially if you have high ceilings. We all know that heat rises, and warm, heated air can collect high up where it’s not actually warming you. A ceiling fan used in winter will keep that warm air circulating so you can actually enjoy it. It is helpful to have a fan with a reversible motor if you plan to use it in winter. This is because you likely won’t want a breeze blowing directly on you when you are cold in the wintertime, but with a reversible motor the fan blades can draw air up from below forcing the warmer air to flow down the walls of the room to recirculate without creating the feeling of a direct breeze in the room.

5. Installation is typically a simple and strait forward process.

While ceiling fan installation can be a DIY project for some, if you have limited experience with basic home repairs and electrical work, you should call the pros to make sure it is done properly.

Contact OHM to install ceiling fans in your home today!