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Installing Ceiling Fans in Your Palmetto Bay Rental Properties

Handyman Installing a Ceiling Fan in Palmetto BayIf you have Palmetto Bay 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 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. The most important one being 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. Any home feels a lot better when there is good air circulation, especially at night. And if your rental has multiple bedrooms and residents, the ceiling fans in each room lets the resident use it to 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. Areas with mild summers can benefit from a fan all year, keeping your residents comfortable. 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 the winter, ceiling fans help by pushing warm air down, and in summer, they 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. Perhaps the most noticeable drawback is that, over time, ceiling fans can become noisy. A correctly installed ceiling fan should make little noise. The noise starts when blades become unbalanced and this is what renters might not like.

Another drawback of ceiling fans is the lighting quality and overall aesthetic. Cheap ceiling fans not only look cheap, but they can also make the rental home’s interiors look outdated as well. It is important that you choose quality ceiling fans that are the right size for space since going too big or too small can turn some renters away, 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. Some fans that are higher on the quality scale offer multi-function lighting, where you can choose which bulbs to light at a time, but these usually cost more.

You must remember that the potential for damage is always present. Sometimes objects could hit the ceiling fan, damaging 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. Given all this information, that might be an easy 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 Dade a call. Our Palmetto Bay 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 305-501-1511 to find out how!

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