DIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to StopDIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to Stop

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DIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to Stop

When I bought my first home, I could only afford one that was a bit worn down. As we didn't have a lot of money to pay a contractor, my partner and I did a lot of the work ourselves. While we were keen to tackle drywall, rip up and replace flooring and paint everything, we were a bit scared of the electrics. The house was old, and it had suffered from water damage. I wasn't sure what was safe and what wasn't. However, I learned a lot about electrics along the way, and I fell in love with the topic. I want to help others in the same situation so decided to start this blog. My name is Kate, and welcome.

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Reasons Why Electricians Would Recommend Ceiling Fans for Your Home

Seasonal weather, depending on the time of year, can cause drastic temperature changes in your home. One of the more popular options of maintaining a comfortable ambient temperature in residences is using air conditioners. However, air conditioning tends to contribute to high utility bills. If you are looking for a cost-effective option, you should consider having an electrician come and install ceiling fans in your commonly occupied rooms. Many people do not know that modern ceiling fans not only cool the home, but they also have added features that make them warm the room too during the colder months. Here are some of the reasons why electricians would recommend a ceiling fan as an alternative way to adjust the temperatures in your home.

Ceiling fans are an eco-friendly alternative to air conditioning

One thing most homeowners do not know is how little energy that ceiling fans actually consume. Typically, a ceiling fan will use between 25 to 75 watts of energy. This is almost the same amount of energy used up by a conventional light bulb! This is significantly less than conventional air conditioners, hence enabling you to be more conscious of the environment by enabling you to reduce on greenhouse gases.

Ceiling fans are a quieter alternative

Ceiling fans tend to operate more silently than air conditioners do. This is because air conditioners come with a fan in their condensor unit that needs to rotate for it to generate and distribute air. The whirring of these fans coupled with the air turbulence in the unit are what make air conditioners a noisy option. Since ceiling fans slice right through the air, they are much quieter. This enables you to install them in any room, whether it is the living room or the bedroom without fear of your ceiling fan keeping you up at night or increasing the ambient noise levels.

Ceiling fans are a healthier option

One thing to note about ceiling fans when compared to air conditioning units is that ceiling fans do not dry out the air. If you live in a location that is predominantly humid, then an air conditioner may be best suited for your needs. However, if humidity is not a critical concern, then persistent dry air will cause you to start experiencing sore throats, dry eyes and dry skin or a regular basis. This can prove to be quite uncomfortable and may lead to unnecessary medical bills due to skin problems or throat infections. This is why it would be better to opt for a ceiling fan, which would not decrease the moisture in the air of your home. 

To install a ceiling fan in your home, talk with a local electrical contractor or emergency electrician.