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Old 10-28-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Utah
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I have ceiling fans in all three bedrooms....love 'em. But wouldn't want one if recessed can lights were within the diameter of the fan blades.
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: A tropical island
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I definitely like the feel of a ceiling fan on low as I sleep. I hate sleeping in hotels because they rarely have ceiling fans.
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I had four ceiling fans installed in Florida..including one in my bedroom and one in the guest bedroom.. yes, some are ugly but I like the ones I bought that fit the decor I put in each room.

In florida the fans with the wide fan blades that look tropical are quite popular. When it gets hot we need all the help to keep cool.
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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Depends on the location (of the home). I don't see the point in a ceiling fan if you live in Connecticut or Maine, but if you live in Texas or Alabama, I can see the purpose.

I know they have a reputation for being an eyesore, but there are some really nice ones these days.
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:15 PM
 
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ceiling fans aren't only useful for warm weather. They can perform a useful function in cold weather as well depending on your house and the type of heating system you have.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: NY
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Depends on the location (of the home). I don't see the point in a ceiling fan if you live in Connecticut or Maine, but if you live in Texas or Alabama, I can see the purpose.

I know they have a reputation for being an eyesore, but there are some really nice ones these days.

Why? You think it doesn't get hot in the North East?


We rented a $$$ home on the bluffs of Block Island, which is an island known for it's ocean breezes and the one thing that bugged me the most about this home was that they didn't have ceiling fans. I would have loved to have slept with the windows open at night with ceiling fans circulating the air and listening to the ocean waves crashing on the bluffs and shoreline, but instead had to close the windows and put on the central air because there was no cross breeze.


And as the previous poster pointed out, ceiling fans can help circulate warm air during the colder months.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I have ceiling fans in all the bedrooms. I use them almost every day, winter or summer ... but especially summer. Anything that moves air around is good; functionality outweighs fashion by a long shot.
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Anything that moves air around is good...

Not necessarily. The Number One cause for eye infections in adults is ceiling fans (not so good).
Apparently, as most people sleep "rapid eye movement" during sleep also causes eyes to open momentarily and/or extended periods of time. The air being circulated dries out the eyes which can lead to infections.
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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I like the air movement and to me they are a must have, even if some folks feel they look dated. My bed is not a showpiece and I don't give tours.
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Only if cielings are 9 or 10' high.I wear a Cowboy hat.
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