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Installing Ceiling Fans in Your Mt. Pleasant Rental Properties

Handyman Installing a Ceiling Fan in Mt PleasantMany Mt. Pleasant rental property owners have to decide whether or not to install ceiling fans in some or all the rooms in their property or not. This is a tricky question to answer because some tenants can really be hard on a rental home and landlords don’t want their ceiling fans damaged or broken. But despite that, there are still a lot of advantages to installing ceiling fans in your rental properties. You can easily settle the ceiling fan question if you know the pros and cons of doing so.

There are many advantages to installing ceiling fans in your rental properties. Probably the most important one is that renters want them! Some renters will not consider a rental home that doesn’t have ceiling fans in the bedrooms, if not the main living areas. Many people like it when their homes have good air circulation especially when it starts to feel stuffy. For rentals with multiple bedrooms and residents, installing ceiling fans in each room allows the residents to use them for their comfort.

Not only do ceiling fans keep residents comfortable, but they also tend to be more energy-efficient than central air. In areas with mild summers, ceiling fans are sufficient for keeping your residents comfortable all year. Homes in hot climates could also use a ceiling fan to help make air conditioning units function more effectively, reducing the need to have the air conditioning running year-round. In winter, ceiling fans help push warm air down, and in summer, they help pull hot air up and out. This helps extend the life of your HVAC unit as well as lower utility costs.

Like most things, there are also downsides to putting ceiling fans in your rental properties. One noticeable drawback is that ceiling fans can become a noisy problem over time. If a ceiling fan is correctly installed, it should make very little noise. The unpleasant noises that most renters dislike start when the blades become unbalanced.

Another problem with ceiling fans is the lighting quality and overall aesthetic. Low-quality ceiling fans can make a rental home’s interiors look cheap or dated. It is important to choose quality ceiling fans that are not too big nor too small for space as this can turn potential renters away. Also, ceiling fans are not very good sources of good lighting. Some ceiling fans have frosted lighting covers or exposed bulbs that can make a room either too dark or too bright. The higher-quality fans that offer multi-function lighting also cost more upfront.

The potential for damage or breakage will always be present. Objects that hit the ceiling fan may damage the glass shades of the blades themselves and cause the fan to stop working. However, most landlords find this happening rarely. A good-quality ceiling fan may even pay for itself by making the rental property easier to keep occupied.

Ultimately, the decision to install ceiling fans in your rental properties is one that only you can make. But with this information on hand, you can easily make that choice. Not all rental property-related decisions are easy, and you might need expert advice on other matters as well. If that is the case, consider giving Real Property Management Distinguished Care a call. Our Mt. Pleasant 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 828-342-9683 to find out how!

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