When it comes to keeping a home cool with fans, there are many options in the market ranging from standing fans to wall fans and ceiling fans. Each with their own benefits and disadvantages, it may be hard to decide the best option to suit your home needs under Singapore’s hot and humid weather. In this 2-part article, ST Homes will bring you the pros and cons of ceiling fans to help you decide on whether it is the perfect fit for your home.
Starting with the benefits, here are the reasons why you should consider having them installed in your home!
CIrculating air in a wider spread, ceiling fans are a great option to cool your house down especially if it is a larger area. On average, ceiling fans offer the ability to lower your room temperature by about four to five degrees. Working under the mechanism that pushes cool air downwards, your room would be able to keep cool regardless of the circumstances. However, do note that if you are only looking at providing some ventilation to a tight spot in your room, a standing fan will be substantial!
Alternatively, apart from keeping the room cool, ceiling fans can also keep an area warm! Therefore if the winds get a bit too strong in certain months especially during the monsoon season, you could simply reverse the rotation to pull cool air upwards instead. With warm air usually rising, pulling cool air upwards will force warm air down allowing it to distribute evenly throughout the room to make it feel warmer.
While standing fans generally consume less electricity than a ceiling fan, technological advances have also brought about a range of ceiling fans in the market that provide energy saving features. Additionally, with ceiling fans being able to effectively cool down and warm up a room, it would reduce the need for air conditioning or heaters (when applicable) which are way more energy consuming options.
There are several types of ceiling fans in the market that come with a built-in light that is in the center of the fan. As ceiling fans can be placed in the middle of the room equivalent to the location of a normal lighting fixture, it can then double up its purpose in both functionality and aesthetics. This way, you do not need to take the effort to look for lights and fans that complement each other’s style when they can both be combined into one product!
We hope these benefits can help you better decide whether a ceiling fan is the best option for your home. Stay tuned for next week where we reveal the downsides to installing ceiling fans in your home. If you are in need of other home renovation tips and tricks, simply visit our interior design portal website at ST Homes. With a comprehensive list of top interior designers in Singapore, we will be able to cater to your renovation needs in just a few easy steps. Simply submit a renovation request here and have interior design companies get in touch with you shortly! Creating and designing your dream home has never been easier.