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Ceiling Fans: This Summer's Environmentally Friendly Air Conditioner

A ceiling fan is a good way to stay cool in summer without consuming a lot of electricity. It is also an effective way to circulate air flow. Although many people are now turning to more recent inventions to help cool their home, there are many benefits with the humble fan. Below are some of the reasons why you should have a ceiling fan installed for the summer season or winter.

Energy saving

Air conditioners require a large amount of power in order to operate and cool a small area. Even energy-efficient labelled products consume a significant amount of electricity. Ceiling fans, on the other hand, require less power to cool a room. Air conditioners are ideal to reduce the heat in a home during the heat of the day, once the home is cooled ceiling fans can maintain the cool and then the air conditioning can be turned off.  This helps you lessen your utility bills and save money throughout the warmer season. Most modern quality ceiling fans today also come with a reverse switch, the environmental and energy saving benefits of this humble switch during winter time can not be underestimated. Whether you are heating you home by log fire, electric radiator or with a reverse cycle air conditioner the heat will always rise to the ceiling. By using your ceiling fan in reverse the heat is pushed across the ceiling and down the walls creating a warm unobtrusive circular flow saving you an enormous amount on your heating bill.  As demonstrated air conditioners and ceiling fans can be very good environmental partners

Stylish design

Ordinary fans or air conditioning units can bring down the aesthetics or style of a room. Common AC units are usually positioned with an inside and outside unit, with both not being very visually appealing. Modern ceiling fans can provide a positive boost in your home's aesthetics. They are available in a wide range of different designs and colours which can fit almost any room's style.

Efficient cooling means

During the summer period, your house can become hot and humid due to the heat being trapped inside. This is often caused by inefficient air flow. In order to cool a room, heat must be expelled outside of your house while the cool air enters. This can be achieved by a ceiling fan and an open window. The fixture is able to keep the air moving, removing hot air from the space.


A ceiling fan with a light fixture has a dual purpose of cooling and lighting a space. This is great for warm summer nights and is something an air conditioner can't offer. This is also a great way to save space. So, go green and save money with a ceiling fan today. If you're looking for a good fan for summer,  look no further, Discount Lighting has a wide range of ceiling fans online or in-store right now for you to choose from.

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