Don't be tempted to get a cheap ceiling fan from a local
depot where you'll only find fans with limited warranties and poor
airflow design. Take the time to get a high-quality ceiling fan that
will last a decade, the last thing you want it is to have to buy a
replacement after a couple of years just to save some money.
Energy conservation and rising fuel costs make ceiling fans a natural
choice when it comes to lowering your carbon footprint. During the
summer months, a ceiling fan operating in the normal mode can reduce how
cool you feel in a room by as much as eight degrees, allowing you to
raise your air conditioner's thermostat and reduce energy costs. In the
winter, ceiling fans should be operated in reverse mode to recirculate
the warm air trapped at the ceiling. For maximum energy savings, turn
your fans off when you leave a room.