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The Ceiling Fan - Style & Function

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  by Leslie Patterson

For more than 100 years, ceiling fans have been an essential supplement to home heating and cooling. And now with modern, stylish designs, ceiling fans will also enhance your home's beauty.

Ceiling Fan

The “La Fleur” from the Casablanca Cosmopolitan Collection features reversible Maple/French Crème blades and a bowl light fixture.

Ceiling Fans for your home
Ceiling fans have always been a practical addition to any home. Especially before the advent of central air, these objects were necessary to withstand summer heat. But even now, there's many important reasons to keep the gentle whirl of a ceiling fan alive in your home.

Throughout the entire year, through all the seasons, a ceiling fan will make any room more comfortable and lower energy bills. For pennies a day, ceiling fans will stir up cool breezes in the summer and force warm air downward in the winter, decreasing the demand on your heating and cooling systems.

According to the DIY Network, a ceiling fan can save up to 40% on your summer cooling costs and up to 10% during the winter heating season. In the summer, ceiling fans create a "wind-chill effect" that can make a room feel up to 7 degrees cooler. And during winter months, when heat from the furnace rises, the reverse setting on a ceiling fan will circulate that trapped air back down into the room.

Cottage Wet Ceiling Fan

The UL Wet-rated “Cottage Wet” ceiling fan from Casablanca is featured in Textured Matte Black/Cordovan with Cordovan bead board-style All-Weather blades, making it a perfect choice for your outdoor living space.

Over the years, companies have improved their motor systems to be engineered for energy efficiency. Some are also backed with the EnergyStar? label that are on average 50% more efficient than conventional units. Beyond their energy saving qualities, ceiling fans have enjoyed lasting popularity in large part due to their charm, evoking memories of a simpler time. Even so, some interior designers were against using them because of their bulky, ornate appearance.

Barolo Ceiling Fan

The elegant "Barolo" from Casablanca in Tuscan Sunset shown with Walnut blades and three-light fixture will add luxury to any room.

Now, however, there's no need to compromise the style of your home by adding a ceiling fan to any room. Fans today come in a wide variety of designs, sizes and colors, so you will be able to find one to fit any decor. Technological advances have even made it possible to enjoy ceiling fans outdoors. Fashionable designs that are strong enough to withstand harsh changes in the weather are offered to enhance your sunrooms, patios, decks or gazebos.

Fellini Ceiling Fan

The grand "Fellini" from Hunter makes a grand statement, offered in a Roman style as shown in a cocoa finish with distressed cherry/dark walnut blades or choose the warm stone finish with walnut banana leaf hand-carved wood blades for a touch of the tropics.

Adding to the simplicity, many ceiling fans include remote control systems so you don't even have to move to change the speed or light settings.

Hunter Ceiling Fan

Hunter brings their indoor quality to the outdoors with the Prestige Collection outdoor living fans that feature all-aluminum construction and tarnish-resistant finish and hardware that will never rust.

Two prominent fan companies that offer stylish solutions are Hunter? Fan Company and Casablanca? Fan Company. Hunter certainly has experience in the industry, celebrating 120 years as the world's original ceiling fan manufacturer. And many of their fans now showcase the WobbleFree Canopy mounting system for simple installation, making these fans an exceptional choice.

Maresia Ceiling Fan

The "Maresia" from Hunter's Prestige? Collection adds a touch of class to any setting. Bronze vine accents and reversible blades create a remarkable design.

And Casablanca, whose slogan is "World's Finest Ceiling Fans™," pays great attention to detail to create solid, timeless designs that will be enjoyed for generations.

While these companies have been mainstays in the ceiling fan industry, many newer companies have been churning out fans that suit every style for every room as well. Whether ornate or simple, indoor or outdoor, it will not be a hard task to find a ceiling fan that will add beauty, romance and function to your new home.

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