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“I was recently out shopping for a ceiling fan and was curious to know what size should I purchase to accomodate the area. The room is 10 foot by 12 foot ( I believe it is). Thanks in advance, Lisa from Virginia”
In general wth a ceiling fan you want tofollow these numbers
75 sq. ft. 29 – 36 inch fan
76-144 sq. ft. 36 – 42 inch fan
144 – 225 sq. ft. 44 – 48 inch
225 -400 sq. ft. 50 – 54 inch fan
Look for the energy star logo when making your purchase. Lots of simple steps will appear as a gigantic leap when you look back at what was spent overall on your energy bills. Three things to remeber as the climate change over the months that will help to keep your money in your pocket. Counterclockwise in the warmer months will give you a winchill effect in which makes it feel cooler. 2. In the cooler months you want the blades spinning clockwise which will produce a updraft effect. This is when the warmer air is being forced down to the level in which you occupy instead of sitting on the ceiling. 3. Fans don’t cool off rooms, they cool off people. In other words turn off the fans if the room isn’t being occupied. Thanks and enjoy.
As we purchase a home to live in or for rental purposes we should also invest in ourselves. When I speak of an investment in self, I’m referring to an acquiring a knowledge base of what we have purchased and what it’ll take to maintain its value and general upkeep. The more you do with your home which can consist of simple weekend projects, theirs you’ll learn about yourself and your property as well.
I’ll never be able to stress enough the importance of purchasing tools and become familiar with when and how to use them. The only way to acquire the understanding of the tools is through application which will stem from reading , watching and asking questions.
You may have a reliable contractor that does all of your work yet you’ll save money when he does only some of your work. I’d your goal is to het to the point where a contractor does almost none of your work, I want to assist you. It’s like learning math. Through addition we learned to multiply and through learning your tools you’ll learn carpentry. Do I know it all, NO yet I constantly read and study new ways and ask fellow carpenters and tradesmen questions. This is a journey from which there is no return. Come enjoy it, the art is on the start.
Speaking with a middle aged couple the other day a friend of a friend about a recent home renovation they had done and we come across an issue. They told me of some problems they were having and when I asked “Did you get any inspections?”, they looked at me strange. Paying good money for the remodel of a kitchen, bathroom and basement yet not one inspection. Before the wall goes up before anything was covered, inspections should have took place. Many contractors will not get a permit and go the process and it’s because of the contractor usually doesn’t have his paperwork in order, has something to hide or they don’t agree with the cost which on turn will cost the homeowner in the long run. Protect yourself, do the research and ask questions of those already in the business.