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Installing Ceiling Fans in Your Apollo Beach Rental Properties

Handyman Installing a Ceiling Fan in Apollo BeachIf you have Apollo Beach rental properties, you might have asked yourself if it would be a good idea to install ceiling fans in some or all of the rooms. This question can be difficult to answer because, as some tenants can be less careful in a rental home, many landlords fear their ceiling fans would get damaged. But even with that possibility, there are still some advantages to installing ceiling fans in your rental properties. By considering all the pros and cons of doing so, you can decide wisely on the ceiling fan issue.

There are many advantages to installing ceiling fans in your rental properties. Possibly the most important benefit is that most 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. Any home feels a lot better when there is good air circulation, especially at night. For rentals that have multiple bedrooms and residents, having ceiling fans in each room lets each resident customize their level of comfort.

Not only do ceiling fans keep residents comfortable, but they also tend to be more energy-efficient than central air. Residents in areas with mild summers will appreciate the ceiling fan to keep them comfortable all year. In hot climates, a ceiling fan helps improve an air conditioning unit’s efficiency, reducing the need to run the air conditioning year-round. In the winter months, ceiling fans that pull hot air up and out during the summer will now push warm air down into the rooms. This helps lower utility costs and strain on your HVAC unit, making the system last longer.

Alongside these advantages, there are a few downsides to installing ceiling fans in your rental properties. The most noticeable one would probably the noise ceiling fans make over time. When correctly installed, ceiling fans make very little noise. But over time, the blades can become unbalanced, which can then lead to unpleasant noises most renters do not like.

Another possible drawback related to ceiling fans is the lighting quality and overall look. Your rental home can look cheap or dated if you use cheap ceiling fans. In choosing quality ceiling fans, look for ones that are neither too big nor too small for space as this could turn potential renters away. Also, ceiling fans are the best source of light. Some ceiling fans have frosted lighting covers or exposed bulbs that can make a room either too dark or too bright. Although there are fans that offer multi-function lighting, these can also cost much more.

There is always the potential for damage. People or objects could hit the ceiling fan and damage the glass shades or the blades themselves, making the fan inoperable. But most landlords find that these are rare occurrences. Installing good-quality ceiling fans more than pays for itself as it makes 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. You might need some expert advice on other rental property-related questions from time to time. If that is the case, consider giving Real Property Management Freedom a call. Our Apollo Beach 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 813-867-2667 to find out how!

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