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Six of the Best Uses for Your Electric Fan
If you think electric fans are ineffective and expensive to use think again! These fans are a great way to cool down and get the air in your home moving.
There are many different types of fans available so you're guaranteed to find one to to meet your needs. From window fans to industrial blowers, there truly is an option for anyone and everyone.
Most types provide some form of climate control through axial flow. The blades force air either in or out of the room you're trying to cool or ventilate.
When most people picture a fan, they imagine a standard three blade option either pedastal or desktop that blows hot air on your face on a hot day. While this type is common - and frequently used to keep your personal space cool - electric air circulators can do so much more for your house. They can help maintain humidity levels, protect various rooms of your house from stagnant air, and even help you sleep better at night. And that's just the beginning.
When making a purchase, it is important to think carefully about just what you want it to do, and where you plan to put it. Below are six of the best ways to use an electric fan in your home.
1. Cool Down your Room (and yourself)
Perfect for more moderate climates, electric fans are a very inexpensive way to cool almost any room in your home. They can also be quite refreshing, as they circulate cool air throughout the room.
Portable air circulators are some of the best options for this type of use, as they are easy to move from room to room. Be sure to pay attention to the size of the room you want to cool, as some kinds work better in large rooms than others.
2. Deal with smokers
Whether you're dealing with a small kitchen mishap or your cigar-smoking uncle, an electric fan can be a savior. Use your pedestal or table fan to suck up the smoky air and blow it out an open window or door. Pointed in the right direction, it can act as an exhaust.
Once the room is cleared, turn it around to blow fresh air back into the room. You don't even need smoke in the house for this trick - it works for any room that needs ventilating.
3. Sleep easier
It can be especially difficult to sleep on a warm summer night. Typically, you have to choose between the noisy air conditioner or the uncomfortable heat. A bedroom fan can be a great alternative, as it operates much quieter than an air conditioning unit and it significantly lowers room temperature.
In addition, the cool breeze can be relaxing while you try to fall asleep. Pedestal fans are usually the best type for the bedroom and the variety of remote controlled options available make these a great addition to your home. Ceiling fans are perfect for moderate bedroom cooling too, and installed over the bed, they're quite effective.
4. Keep humidity in check
An electric air circulator can do more than just cool. Because they ventilate the room, maintaining proper humidty levels is easy. Too much humidity can damage your home. Blowing fresh air into the room can keep the humidity levels down in your home and keep indoor areas well-ventilated. The constant circulation of air helps keep the air in your home clean as well as dry. It's a win-win all the way around.
5. Protect your bathroom
Keep bathroom moisture levels in check with an exhaust fan. Installing an exhaust fan in the bathroom protects the interior and keeps it looking new. It also helps keep paint from peeling, doors from warping and mold from accumulating on bathroom surfaces too.
The added circulation keeps the air dryer, and helps remove bathroom moisture generated from a hot shower. These bathroom exhaust fans help control bathroom odors and room stuffiness too.
6. Accentuate your room
An electric fan can be so much more than a functional appliance; it can also add decorative charm to your living environment. Decorative fans come in a variety of shapes and sizes and accentuate just about any room in your home. The color variety can certainly add a refreshing change of pace from the traditional models. Best of all, they work just as well as standard fans.