Ceiling fans are often not a priority in people’s home remodeling, but as folks start to seek more green and more economical ways to live, the ceiling fan becomes a must-have fixture in the home. For one, they help to circulate air and keep it fresh in any given room, whether you’ve got the windows open or you just want to circulate the air from a window air conditioning unit. They are a pleasant, less power hungry alternative to air conditioning on days that aren’t sweltering. And like most other fixtures these days, ceiling fans come in increasingly stylish designs, which means you can add flavor to your room in addition to function. Keep in mind that many ceiling fans also double as lighting, so you can kill two birds with one stone in that respect, as well.
Before the modern ceiling fan, to live in luxury the upper crust needed servants to fan them. There has always been a desire to manipulate the air for pleasure. Hand fans have been used in ballrooms to flirt, in ceremonial dances, and during hot summers without air conditioning. Read full article
Growing up in the south, I’ve always been familiar with the perks of outdoor ceiling fans. We had a couple on our porch no matter where we lived. A fan blows a breeze on hot, still summer days. A fan chases bugs away, and below the Mason Dixon Line there are bugs all year long that need chasing. A fan clears up clouds of humidity so you can actually breathe when you step outside. Read full article