Category Archives: Ceiling Fans

Know How To Use Your Ceiling Fan Year Round

Most homes today have some type of ceiling fan but knowing how to use it properly year round is another thing. Ceiling fans can help your home stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. They can help you have an energy efficient home. When combined with a lighting system they add light to a room and come in many different types of designs to add beauty as well. Here are some ceiling fan tips to help make sure you are using yours correctly.

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During warmer weather you want your ceiling fan cooling your room so it needs to be circulating in the right direction. This is typically counterclockwise. Most ceiling fans have a switch that allows you to reverse the direction the blades are moving. The best speed setting is high. You can tell if it is moving the right way if you can feel a breeze when you stand under it. Fans differ in how they work so check the book that came with yours to see which direction it should be going to create the breeze effect.

Keeping Things Warm

During the colder months, you want to reverse the direction. This means the fan will pull the warm air at the top up and over, mixing it with the cool air. This provides for a steadier temperature and a less work for your heating systems.

Raise The Temperature

If you do run your ceiling fans all the time in the summer you can raise your temperature setting. The fan will help keep the air moving and a breeze going which makes you feel cooler even if the temperature is set a bit higher.

Not at Home?

To save energy and money turn your ceiling fans off when you are not going to be home. It does not take them long to get the air moving when you switch them back on so there is no sense in running them when no one is home.

Lighting Tip

If you are purchasing a brand new ceiling it is wise just to get a unit with the light fixture. If a room needs a ceiling fan it most like needs the extra lighting as well. Yale Lighting Concepts can help you with all your ceiling fan and lighting needs so give us a call or visit our website today.

Unique Lighted Ceiling Fan Ideas for Your Sunroom

When you’re searching for lighting as well as ceiling fans for your sunroom, consider a unique design that differs from what you’d usually choose for a standard room in your home. A sunroom customarily embodies the natural and open feeling of the outdoors in a setting protected from any harsh weather. Let this decor style also be reflected in your lighted ceiling fans.

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Rattan Blades – For a traditional sunroom appearance, consider a fan with spectacular hand-carved blades made from solid wood with a vintage walnut finish and gorgeous rattan inlays. Pair this with an elegant bowl light in a Peruvian bronze finish or even a light made from Tiffany-style leaded glass for a look that will become a focal point in your sunroom.

Bamboo Blades – To reflect a contemporary style in your sunroom, opt for bamboo blades that come shaped like large leaves, which will bring a trendy outdoor look indoors. Choose an oak-colored bamboo with multiple round lights in tea-stained glass and a chic espresso finish. Or opt for woven white bamboo blades with a craftsman style bowl light for a fabulous transitional look.

Whimsical Blades – For a genuinely distinctive appearance, select a ceiling fan with two tiers of blades shaped like flower petals where the upper and lower ones rotate independently. Choose from a variety of lovely color combinations such as pink and green or teal and cherry or pink and white. Match this fan with a bowl light that comes in a white finish to create a beautiful, nature-inspired look in your sunroom.

When deciding on lighting along with ceiling fans for any sunroom, opt for a design that will separate your decor from the norm to create a distinctive look. For more information about high-quality lighting and fans for your home, please contact us today.

Is Your Ceiling Fan Ready for the Fall?

With fall being here already and winter coming up, it is important that you take some time to perform maintenance on your home ceiling fan lighting and ceiling fans. Ceiling fans are an essential part of the air circulation system in many homes. We know that a ceiling fan can help make a home cooler when the weather is warm or hot, but did you also know that a ceiling fan can make your home warmer when the weather is cooler?

Clean Your Ceiling Fan

If you do not clean your ceiling fan blades on a consistent basis, your fan blades have probably accumulated a significant amount of dust and dirt. If you want to avoid a dirty ceiling fan, you should include cleaning your ceiling fans as part of your home maintenance. You should especially clean the blades of your ceiling fan if you want to avoid inhaling harmful dirt and dust particles.

The Direction Of The Ceiling Fan

During the fall months, it is important that you change your ceiling fan’s direction. During the fall or winter, you should make sure your ceiling fans are going clockwise. During the summer, your ceiling fan should be going counterclockwise. When your ceiling fan is turning the correct way and you also have an efficient cooling system and an efficient heating system, you may see a drop in your energy bill.

We also recommend that you make sure your ceiling fan is steady and that all the connections are properly aligned. If you think your ceiling fan needs additional maintenance or repairs, you should seek the proper maintenance services if you are unable to correct this problem on your own.

For additional information on how to use your ceiling fan this season, contact us today.

Picking The Right Ceiling Fan

Home Lighting Seasonal Tip: Your Ceiling Fan Direction

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The fan has tilted blades for a reason. These blades are better at pushing air up or down as they spin, which helps provide that breeze that you like so much in hot weather. Depending on which way you have the blades spinning, though, you can make your room feel warmer, too.

Stand under the fan while it’s on and look up. If the blades are spinning counterclockwise, that’s the setting you want to use during warm weather. The angled blades push air down on you to create that breeze.

If the blades are spinning clockwise, though, that’s the setting you want for cool weather. Those blades are pulling air up toward the ceiling where the air will displace the warm air that’s already up there. That warm air will disperse throughout the room as a result, creating a warmer feel in the room.

Switching between the two settings is easy because there is an actual switch on the side of the fan housing that you flip up or down.

It is possible on some ceiling fans to have the blade directions reversed. This isn’t common, but if you set the fan to turn counterclockwise and instead feel warmer, that might be an indication that you have one of those reverse fans.

If you’d like to know more about using your ceiling fan to make your home much more comfortable no matter the temperature outside, Yale Lighting can help. Contact us for help with setting your fan direction for the season and save the date for our ceiling fan sale starting April 15th!

Home Lighting: The Versatile Ceiling Fan

ceiling fan Even better, today’s ceiling fans can be reversed for year-round use, running counter-clockwise in the summer to move cooled air and, reversed to a clockwise direction in the colder months, pushing down warm air from the ceiling to the living area . They truly are one of the most useful, versatile forms of home lighting that you can find.

Because of the many styles and sizes, ceiling fans are useful in almost any room of the house and are even used on porches to move stagnant air on warm days. Buy whatever style you prefer, but get the biggest one you can afford to ensure maximum efficiency, and if you’re installing it in a great room with high or vaulted ceilings, it’s recommended that you buy two. Ceiling fans should be installed 7 to 9 feet from the floor and not closer than 10 inches from the ceiling. If you have a vaulted ceiling, you can get extenders to lower them a bit.

Maintaining a ceiling fan couldn’t be easier — simply dust off the blades when needed and change light bulbs when they burn out!

If you’re in the market for a new ceiling fan, contact us. We carry all the top name brands, and have seven showrooms encompassing all of Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. We’ve been in business for over 75 years because of our commitment to providing our customers with top quality products and service and the best prices around.

A Ceiling Fan for Your Smaller Room

 

ceiling fan If you have a tiny space, you need something that won’t overwhelm but will still move the air.  So what style ceiling fan is right for your small room?

The Disappearing Fan

If you’d rather not draw attention to the fan at all, you can go with a simple white ceiling fan that will all but disappear on a white ceiling. Why not step it up a notch?  You can get a fan that doesn’t look like a fan at all.  Try a ceiling fan that looks like a fancy lighting fixture, but actually serves double duty with a hidden fan!  The Air Lonizing Fan D’Lier appears to be a drum pendant light with a beautiful silver mica shade, but hides a fan and includes a remote control.  The Chandel-Air looks like a chandelier, but cleverly conceals a ceiling fan in a polished stainless steel nickel finish.

The Fan to Make a Statement

If you’re not looking to hide your small ceiling fan, you have even more options.  The traditional style comes in many different colors to suit your room, but again, you can also try something completely different.  This 36 inch fan is like nothing you’ve seen.  It has a light, and two fans on flexible arms.  It looks old-fashioned, but nothing could be farther from the truth.  The fans have three speeds, go in reverse, and it comes with a dimmer/remote.

No matter what style fan you like, we can match you up.  There’s no reason your smaller room should suffer not having a ceiling fan when there are so many options.  Contact us today to find the fan for you!

Ceiling Fans Save Energy in Every Season

Most homeowners know that ceiling fans can save energy in the summer. But did you know that ceiling fans can save energy all year?

In the Warmer Months

Ceiling fans have direction switches, so depending on the model of your fan, switch the direction of the fan blades so that when you stand under it, you feel a breeze. Then turn your thermostat on your air conditioner up a few degrees. When you are in the room, the circulating air will make you feel cooler, while not actually reducing the temperature.

The caveat to these savings: make sure you turn the ceiling fan off when you leave the room for long periods of time. If no one is there to enjoy the moving air, having a fan running is wasted energy.

In the Colder Months

When the air turns cool, your fan can still create energy savings. Warm air rises in a room, and without good circulation, that warmer air can end up staying near the ceiling instead of warming the people on the sofa. If you flip the direction switch on your fan, your ceiling fan blades will rotate in the opposite direction (you should not feel a breeze). The fan will begin to circulate the stagnant warm air throughout the room. The result? Warm air mixes with cooler air, and those in the room will feel a more even temperature.

To achieve maximum energy efficiency, there are several other considerations when choosing a ceiling fan. Are the blades at the proper length for the room? Will you hang your fan at the appropriate height in the room?

If you want to make the right decision for your living space, contact us. We will be happy to help you choose the perfect ceiling fan.