Contrary to what viewers of some design shows of a decade ago may believe, installing a ceiling fan is not throwing design caution to the wind. Today’s ceiling fans can actually complement your room’s style while they serve several other worthy purposes.
Ceiling Fan Benefits
The most apparent benefit a ceiling fan provides is air circulation which helps freshen the air that might otherwise stagnate. Air circulation also assists with maintaining a comfortable room temperature by spreading cool air from air conditioning around the room in summer and spreading warm air from heating in the winter. By assisting with air flow, ceiling fans also save money because they consume less energy than adjusting the thermostat of your air conditioner or heater. A good, properly working ceiling fan can cool a room by as much as four degrees by generating airflow.
Style and Designs to Choose From
There is no need to try to camouflage these household helpers. Ceiling fans on the market today are designed to blend in or add to your room décor. Sleek, 3-blade fans with single, center post lighting easily complement a mid-century modern room. Caged metal fans add to an industrial look, while wooden fans with candelabra lighting add to the charm of a traditional room. Consider the proportion of your room as well. A large room with a high ceiling can give more opportunity for a bold design choice.
Selecting the Right Size For Your Room
Practical considerations when choosing a ceiling fan are number of blades and span of blades. Actually, the difference in the number of blades is minimal as far as fan performance; however, the tendency is that fans with more blades are quieter but circulate slightly less air. For blade span, you should have an idea of the size of your room. Bedrooms of about 175 square feet need a fan about 42 to 48 inches, while larger rooms such as a family room will need a fan of 52 to 56 inches.
These installation considerations should be remembered when choosing your fan:
Although you can spend quite a lot on a special fan for a special room, there is no need to spend a fortune on a ceiling fan. We found attractive fans with excellent online ratings for around $100. Among the features that were compared were air flow, energy efficiency, ease of maintenance, and noise level, as well as size, style, and price.
Installing Ceiling Fans with Lighting
When choosing the perfect fan lighting for your room, consider the kind and amount of lighting you want it to provide. If the fan is providing the only light in the room, you will want it to have several bulbs. Other factors that affect the type of light are whether you will use a pull chain or a remote with a dimmer. LED bulbs cannot be used on all types of fans with remote controls. These details should be checked in the product information before you purchase your fan.
Ceiling fans can add to the comfort and beauty of your home year round. If you are looking to update the style and efficiency of your ceiling fans, contact your local Orlando handyman for easy ceiling fan installation.
Old fence drooping over?
Looking a little weather-worn?
Let Dr. Handyman Orlando take a look and repair your fence so that you can get a few more years out of it!
Florida is situated closer to the equator than any other state in the US, and as a result we experience some of the hottest, humid weather. But we also enjoy some of the best sunshine too. After all, we’re known as the Sunshine State for a reason!
In South Florida especially, we’re no stranger to sporadic rain that falls unexpectedly too, not to mention hurricanes. Since we started recording the weather, we’ve had two Category 5 hurricanes, nearly 20 Category 4 storms, and over 40 Category 3 to date. Recently, Hurricane Harvey decided to give us a break by targeting Texas, but Hurricane Irma followed shortly after.
The intense heat and hurricanes alike take their toll on our fences. When they’re not completely destroyed by a strong storm, the rain and humidity wear the wood and vinyl.
It’s not uncommon to find parts of your fence looking worn out, even starting to droop.
When it comes to unwanted intruders and theft, your fence is your first line of defense. If your perimeter is compromised then so is your safety. Having an old fence that has started drooping over also looks far less aesthetically pleasing than a sturdy one, and devalues your home.
Repairing your fence can be a daunting task, especially if you have a large property. It takes a lot of time and effort to fix up, and you need to have a good knowledge of how to do it properly. An amateur job can be adequate for a short time, but in the long run will cost you even more time and money when you find yourself having to do repairs and replacements more often.
So why not call in the experts?
At Dr. Handyman Orlando, we know just what your fence needs!
We specialize in the installation, repairs, and replacement of both wood and vinyl fencing. No matter how large your property, we can quickly set up a new fence that will last you for years.
But you may not have to replace your whole fence. Some parts wear down faster than others, and if most of your perimeter is intact is makes no sense to take everything down to start from square one. We can take a look at its state and professionally advise on which sections need repair or replacement.
Sometimes, all you need is for us to add extra planking to the existing frame. In such cases, you can trust us to advise you with integrity - we’ll never try to make a mountain of a molehill when it comes to your fence repairs in Orlando!
If your fence is starting to droop or rot, or your gate is looking worse for the wear, you can trust Dr. Handyman Orlando to give your perimeter a make-over that will last for years to come.