All About Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans not only lend a room a dose of elegance, they can keep energy costs down, too.

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Guest Blogger Progress Lighting

The weather is finally warming up – which means it's time to get those ceiling fans turning counter-clockwise. Using ceiling fans throughout the home greatly reduces energy costs, while also providing comfort, style and beautiful lighting to almost any room.

Our partners at Progress Lighting unpack the many benefits of incorporating ceiling fans into your home's design – including gains in both fashion and function.

Save on energy
Ceiling fans can help lower your electric bill by up to 30 to 40 percent. While a ceiling fan doesn't actually cool a room, the slight breeze makes the room feel cooler – allowing you to raise the thermostat and feel just as comfortable.

Progress Lighting also offers Energy Star-rated fans, which are 60 percent more efficient than conventional fan and light units.

Use in multiple rooms
Ceiling fans are great additions to almost any room of the home. Whether a living area, bedroom, screened-in porch or kitchen, ceiling fans contribute to an enjoyable living environment. For example, in the kitchen, ceiling fans can help cool off family and friends when the stove is on. The more fans used throughout the home, the greater the savings on your energy bill.

Upgrade your home's décor
Ceiling fans have been reinvented to be a style-driven accessory. Available in a variety of sizes, styles and finishes – from sleek and modern to traditional and elegant – ceiling fans are meant to complement other home accessories and serve as a statement piece or focal point of a room.

Incorporate beautiful illumination
Ceiling fan light kits allow you to contribute to the layered lighting design of your room. Many of Progress Lighting's light kits are part of larger lighting families, making it easy to coordinate your ceiling fan with the finishes and styles of other fixtures.

Stay comfortable all year long
During cooler months and throughout the winter, ceiling fans can also be used to circulate warm air. By reversing the direction of your blades to run clockwise, ceiling fans push warm air down from the ceiling, without creating a draft.

Ryan Homes has partnered with Progress Lighting to bring you the latest ceiling fan designs and offer you all the functional benefits these units have to offer.

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