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Installing Ceiling Fans in Your Catonsville Rental Properties

Handyman Installing a Ceiling Fan in CatonsvilleOne of the things Catonsville rental property owners think about is whether or not to install ceiling fans in their property’s rooms. 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. Despite this possibility, there are still many reasons in favor of 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. 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. Good air circulation is an important consideration for many people. No one likes a stuffy home. For rentals with multiple bedrooms and residents, installing ceiling fans in each room allows the residents to use them for their comfort.

In addition to keeping residents comfortable, ceiling fans are usually more energy-efficient than central air. In areas with mild summers, ceiling fans are sufficient for keeping your residents comfortable all year. Even in hot climates, a ceiling fan helps with air conditioning unit efficiency, lessening the need for the air conditioning to run year-round. In winter, ceiling fans help push warm air down, and in summer, they help pull hot air up and out. This helps lower utility costs and strain on your HVAC unit, making the system last longer.

Along with all these advantages, there are some downsides to installing 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. But over time, the blades can become unbalanced and can make noises your renters might not like.

The lighting quality and overall look of ceiling fans are also possible drawbacks. Cheap ceiling fans can make a rental home’s interiors look cheap or outdated. If you don’t want to turn potential renters away, go for quality fans that are neither too big nor too small for space. 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. Fans that offer multi-function lighting, which allows you to change which bulbs are lit at any one time, also tend to cost so much more upfront.

There is always the potential for damage. 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 rarely see these happening. Usually, a good-quality ceiling fan 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. With all this information before you, you can easily make that 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 Prime a call. Our Catonsville 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 410-415-1736 to find out how!

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