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Installing Ceiling Fans in Your Nelson County Rental Properties

Handyman Installing a Ceiling Fan in Nelson CountyIf you own Nelson County rental properties, the potential is that at some point in time, you’ve asked yourself whether or not you should install ceiling fans in most or all of the rooms. This question can certainly be complicated to settle since, given how rather difficult some tenants can be on a rental home, many landlords see the potential for ceiling fans to be damaged or broken. But in fact, even given that possibility, there are valid points to consider about installing ceiling fans in your rental properties. By grasping well all the advantages and disadvantages of doing so, you can more confidently work out the ceiling fan question.

There are many advantages to installing ceiling fans in your rental properties. Maybe, the most relevant benefit is that, without a doubt, renters want them. Many renters will not consider a rental home that doesn’t have ceiling fans in the bedrooms, if not the main living areas. Many people want to circulate the air in their homes at night or anytime it starts to feel stuffy. And if your rental has multiple bedrooms and residents, having ceiling fans in each room freely allows each resident to employ them to elevate their comfort.

Not only do ceiling fans absolutely keep residents comfortable, but definitely, they are also equally way more energy efficient than central air. In areas with mild summers, a ceiling fan may be all your residents need to stay comfortable all year long. But still, even in hot climates, a ceiling fan can help make air conditioning units work more effectively and reduce the need to run the air conditioning during the entire year. In the winter, ceiling fans push warm air down into the rooms, and in the summer, they pull hot air up and out. This can truly help lower utility costs and strain on your HVAC unit, extending the life of this definitely very essential system.

But admittedly, together with all these payoffs, there are a few downsides to putting ceiling fans in your rental properties. Obviously, one of the most distinct drawbacks is that ceiling fans can, from time to time, tend to be a noisy disturbance after some time of use. A correctly installed ceiling fan should bring on very little noise. Nevertheless, eventually, the blades can move and eventually become unbalanced, which can cause horrible noises that your renters might not like.

An additional likely problem about ceiling fans is the lighting quality and whole aesthetic. Cheap ceiling fans can look cheap and can leave a rental home’s interiors to look off-balance or outmoded easily. It’s vital to opt for quality ceiling fans that are just the correct size for space since going pretty big or very small will turn potential renters away. In addition, ceiling fans are not really an excellent source of great light. Most available ceiling fans have frosted lighting covers or exposed bulbs that can definitely make a room either too dim or too bright. Many higher-quality fans offer multi-function lighting, where you can actually choose which bulbs are lit at any one time, but in truth, these will cost more upfront.

It’s necessary to note that there is indeed the possibility for real damage or breakage. People or objects may hit the ceiling fan and damage glass shades or the blades themselves, rendering the fan defective. Though, many landlords notice that such occasions are perhaps quite rare in occurrence. Installing a good-quality ceiling fan normally more than pays for itself by making their rental property easy to keep occupied.


Eventually, the decision to install ceiling fans in your rental properties is one that only you can make. But on the other hand, now that you have the information you need to make an informed decision, that choice may be a really easy one. Not all decisions related to your rental properties are easy, which is why you might want some expert advice on other questions from time to time. If that is the case, consider giving Real Property Management Cairn a call. Our Nelson County property managers can help you not only manage your properties more efficiently but also ensure that you are maximizing the potential of each one of your investments. Call us today at 434-215-3028 to find out how!

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