Ceiling fans are arguably a very nice way to accessorize your home and keep it cool at all times. As much as Singapore lacks clear cut seasons like summer, autumn, winter and spring, ceiling fans stands the only option to embrace in order to keep a precarious balance between high and low temperatures. They may not provide the same amount of coolness that air conditioners give, but they can help a great deal in reducing room temperature during the Singapore’s warmest months between May and July. On the same note, they can also bring warmth during the coldest months of November, December and also January.
The installation of the ceiling fans have the following pros and cons:
Pros of ceiling fans
– Lowering the ambient temperature
Perhaps this is the biggest advantage of these fans. They can help a great way in lowering the actual feel of your room. Regardless of any circumstances, fans can lower your room temperature by about four to five degrees, hence making the hot months a little comfortable for you. They work under the mechanism of pushing the cool air present in the room downwards, this in essence, creates a cooling effect and thus making your house comfortable by far.
– They can help keep you warm as well
Alternatively, ceiling fans can also help keep you warm during the cold months. In respect to this, it works under a different mechanism whereby the fans are reversed or rather the direction of rotation is changed. Because warm air usually rises, the reversed fans pull cool air upwards. By so doing, warm air is forced down and thus heat is distributed all through the room, and eventually making you feel warm.
– Helps you save your cooling and heating costs
You can only contain the cold and warm seasons and feel better if you don’t overstretch your wallet. The ability of these fans to make a room feel cooler and warmth at almost the same energy, enables you save more money in maintaining your room temperature. Ceiling fans run on the same amount of energy needed for standard 100 W, hence a great deal in saving your energy costs. Similarly, your furnace and AC can also be avoided to save more energy.
– Can act as a source of ambient light
In most cases, there are ceiling fans that comes with an in-built source of light. Others come along with an included light kit. users can then install light at the center of the fan and they are good to go. By placing the fan at the center of your room, you get to add some exclusive functionality with the lighting and this goes a long way to improve the value of your home.
– Ability to be used outdoors
In the same way that ceiling fans are used indoors, they can serve well to cool your skin at the outdoors space, these include an outdoor kitchen, porch among others. They can help to circulate air and lower the temperature in the most effective way. It is also worth noting that due to the high speed rotation of the fans, and the air circulation it brings along, insects that always fill outdoors can be driven away quickly.
Cons of the ceiling fans
As much as these fans have the above advantages, like any other machines in the market, they have their drawbacks too which include:
– Sometimes noisy
As the fans are used over time and get old, they lose their greasiness and become very noisy. This can be irritating to some people. A noisy environment will largely distract you and you can barely concentrate both at home and work.
– Can also be dangerous
At times, these fans can pose a great challenge to your safety if installed at low heights. When installing them, it is very important to put into consideration the heights of your family members and any visitors to your home. Failure to do this, the fans could get into contact with your body parts especially the heads and you can not imagine the havoc. Also, this can be dangerous to your kids if they play around the fans.
Finally, from the above pros and cons of ceiling fans, it can be noted that the pros outweigh their cons. So its upon you to choose whether the use of these fans can be an ideal way for you to save money and keep both cool and warm, or in other means installing them can be irritating to you.