AUGUST 2015: Get Your Fan On

Oct 30th 2015 Staff

Issue No. 59, August 2015

Fall is on the way, which is a good time to give your AC a rest and rely on ceiling fans to keep you cool, calm and collected.

Cool Tip

Cooler temperatures make this the perfect time to turn off your air conditioner and turn on a ceiling fan to start saving energy and money.

Sept. 18 marks the third annual National Ceiling Fan Day (NCFD), which promotes reduced energy consumption. If every American participates in NCFD by turning off their AC and using fans for their cooling needs, the United States will save enough energy to power the entire city of New York for months. And it saves money too. Operating a fan can cost as little as $1 per month. That is quite a savings compared to approximately $100 per month to run an AC unit in a typical home.See the newest ceiling fans and lighting products at Hortons.

Inspiring Ideas

The 2015 issue of Lighting magazine is the best go-to resource for home lighting and design inspiration. The magazine features before-and-after transformations that show how lighting can completely give your home a whole new look. Also included are many photos and design tips.

For example, did you know that a ceiling-hugging light fixture can make a room feel smaller than a hanging fixture? While a hanging fixture may take up more space, if it's delicate and airy, like a tiered crystal chandelier, it will make the space feel more open.

Request your complimentary copy of Lighting magazine or view it online.

Expert Advice

What is the right size ceiling fan for an 11-by-10-foot dining room with an 8-foot ceiling and a 48-inch round table?

The ceiling fan should not be larger than 12 inches less than the width of your table, so your fan should be approximately 36 inches in diameter. However, because your fan will hang higher than a typical chandelier, you could go up to a 42- or 48-inch ceiling fan. To find the most appropriate and aesthetically pleasing fan for your home, visit a Hortons showroom. There, you will find professionally trained personnel and a large selection of ceiling fans and light kits.

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