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Installing Ceiling Fans in Your Dunwoody Rental Properties

Handyman Installing a Ceiling Fan in DunwoodyOne of the things Dunwoody rental property owners think about is whether or not to install ceiling fans in their property’s rooms. This can be challenging because many landlords know how hard some tenants can be on a rental home, therefore increasing the possibility of ceiling fans being broken. But despite that, there are still a lot of advantages to installing ceiling fans in your rental properties. By looking at the pros and cons of doing so, you can make a decision to settle the ceiling fan question.

There are many advantages to installing ceiling fans in your rental properties. Primarily and overwhelmingly, 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. Most of us do like good air circulation in our homes at night or when the room feels stuffy. For rentals with multiple bedrooms and residents, installing ceiling fans in each room allows the residents to use them for their comfort.

Ceiling fans help keep residents comfortable, and they are far more energy-efficient than central air. Areas with mild summers can benefit from a fan all year, keeping your residents comfortable. And even in hot climates, a ceiling fan can help make air conditioning units function more efficiently so you don’t need to run the air conditioning all year round. In the winter, ceiling fans help by pushing warm air down, and in summer, they pull hot air up and out. This can help you save on utility costs and lessen the strain on your HVAC, which helps it last longer.

Like most things, there are also downsides to putting ceiling fans in your rental properties. One of the most common drawbacks is that ceiling fans can become noisy over time. Ceiling fans should make very little noise if they are installed correctly. 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. If you don’t want to turn potential renters away, go for quality fans that are neither too big nor too small for space. Ceiling fans are also not the best sources of light. 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.

It is important to note that the potential for damage will always be present. Despite a renter’s best efforts, people or objects may hit the ceiling fan and damage the glass shades or the blades, rendering the fan inoperable. However, most landlords find this happening rarely. Installing a ceiling fan of good quality often pays 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. Given all this information, that might be an easy choice. Many decisions related to rental properties are not this easy, and you might want some expert advice from time to time. If that is the case, consider giving Real Property Management Greenway a call. Our Dunwoody 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 770-364-9668 to find out how!

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