Ceiling fans can add comfort and efficiency
to your home by quietly and gently circulating
air. In the summer, the breeze from the fan
helps to keep you cool. In the winter, because
hot air slowly accumulates near the ceiling,
a slow moving fan can move the heated air
back towards the floor and thus reduce the
work your furnace must do to warm the occupied
portion of the room.
Check with the zoning code in
your area or
ask at the place you buy your
fan, but in
general, you want the bottom
of the fan to
be no less than seven feet off
and a foot from the ceiling.
a safety zone to keep people
their heads and enough room for
the fan to
efficiently circulate the air.
That said, you can choose between
stem mounted fans and "hugger"
models, which attach close to
for rooms with low ceilings.
feature one or more lights integrated
the fan. Fans are generally variable
stepped) speeds and can be controlled
a pull chain, wall switch, or
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