A ceiling fan that does not work is basically a light that is larger than it should be. That is why, when a fan starts acting up, you should go ahead and consider how much it will cost to replace your old and worn out ceiling fan. The good news is that since it is a replacement fan, it should not cost you much more than the price of the fan itself. However, you should be prepared because the price of a fan can vary greatly depending on the size you want and what style you prefer.
You should expect to spend more for a larger fan than a smaller fan. The price can be the difference of a couple hundred dollars, but if you have a large room, you will not want the smaller fans unless you are considering two fans.
If you want a fan with lighting, you will pay more for it than you would a fan without a light. Several lights will cost you more than one single light. Unique globes will cost more than basic style globes. Every choice you make can impact the price of your new ceiling fan, but sometimes, the extra price is well worth the final result.
The thing about ceiling fans is that they do not add heat or coolness. They simply circulate the air around so that you can stay warmer or cooler. If you have a large room that needs a ceiling fan in it, you should not hesitate to choose the larger fan because of the price. In fact, the extra price should pay off more by keeping your power bill down in the larger room. The reason for this is if you have your air conditioner set on 80F it will still feel much cooler with cool air circulating. The same is true during the winter months when heat from your heater may get trapped against the ceiling. If you can leave your ceiling fan on low and it is able to circulate the air so that heat comes down, you can save money on heat. Either way, you will win and a larger fan can save you throughout the year.
If you are worried that five lights on your fan will cost you more, you shouldn’t. Five lights on a fan can save you more than having five lamps on, especially if you use low wattage bulbs on your ceiling fan. Either way, if you put thought into it, you can definitely come up with a few good ideas and save money as well.