Do you have a ceiling fan?

@AmbiePam (49082)
United States
March 7, 2008 12:57am CST
I've seen some decorating shows where the decorator wants to take down the person's ceiling fans. Usually their reason is because it gets hot where they live, and of course the decorator does not live there and realize the severity. I live in an apartment (I lovingly call it Chateau Ghetto) and I have a ceiling fan in my living room, and in my bedroom. I could need it in November, and I will need it around April for sure. We could have snow and two days later it will be 80 degrees (that happened this past year). So I have them, but rarely use them. The reason is because my extremely dry eyes, which I do treat with drops by the way. : ) Do you have ceiling fans, and if you do, do you use them? Are they necessary, or where they just there when you moved in?
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
7 Mar 08
We installed our only ceiling fan in our bedroom and want to finish installing one in each bedroom as well as the living room.. And yes we use it when it gets hot and to air out the room when it is too cold to open windows.. So what was the decorators reason for removing the fan? You can get some really pretty ones to go with the room, so unless they were changing fans, I can't see why they would do that..I won't allow them to decorate my home..lol
@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
7 Mar 08
Each decorator has the same lame excuse, a chandelier is so much much attractive than a fan. And some of the light fixtures they pick out, are not chandeliers, they are just cumbersome pieces of useless material.
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• United States
8 Mar 08
If a decorator tried to pulled an excuse on me, I would say fine, but you have to be here 24/7 and fan me whenever I get hot..lol
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• United States
7 Mar 08
Chateau Ghetto! That is a book in the making. I do not have a ceiling fan. A friend moved out of here and moved into a house. Her new house has a ceiling fan. I have never had a ceiling fan. Not sure I would like them. I would alway be afraid that it would fall down on me. Things are not installed like they were in 1950. Today people can do a shoddy job and feel no responsibility....and you cannot always tell that the job was shoddy until the fan hits you in the head.
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• United States
7 Mar 08
We have fearless kids today. I would have rather read a book at the age. I was not the adventurous type...but then I got older...and here I am.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I don't have a ceiling fan, but I've always wanted to put one in. I think it would be nicer to have a couple of fans on the days when it's not too hot, if we have the windows open too. We have air conditioning, but I don't like it, as my husband sets it so that it's too cold for me. The natural air feels much better. I think there's something wrong with those decorators; they're not very practicle
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I agree. THEY don't have to live with the results.
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@GardenGerty (99345)
• United States
7 Mar 08
My old house is built in such a way that I am able to use less a/c, provided I use fans. My first hubby added the downstairs ceiling fans. I installed one up stairs, and will probably do any others as my current hubby does not do ladders and because of some fused vertebra in his neck finds it very difficult to hold his neck at an odd angle to do so.
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@youless (91527)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Mar 08
I don't have a ceiling fan because our ceiling isn't high enough to have it. Usually living in the apartment will be the same as lower ceiling means to build more floors. We have a floor fan and air-conditioner at home.
@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I prefer the air conditioner over anything else, but sometimes it seems worth the effort for me to save money and use the ceiling fans. That doesn't mean I do it though, lol.
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
7 Mar 08
i also live in a tropical country so ceiling fans are a necessity here you could say. like someone said, many have aircons too but there are some who can't really afford it as well as the bill it conjures up. grins we have it in every room except for the toilets and kitchen. hehe we use it often unless the day is kind of cold. then we switch it off.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
We do have ceiling fan, desk fan, and stand fan. I live in a tropical country and its always warm here so we need fans most of the time. We also have aircons but the cost of electricity is too high, so we limit our use. Electric fan is still the best heat-buster in our country.
@arun057 (281)
• India
7 Mar 08
I live in india, one of the hottest places around , and we use the cieling fan 24/7... there is no case of snowing in here, but we dont have cieling fans in hill stations and colder regions, for obvious reasons
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• United States
7 Mar 08
We have three ceiling fans in our house. One in the upstairs bedroom, but I'm never up there so that doesn't affect me much. Then we have one in our dining room and one in the other part of the living room that we never use. We use the downstairs fans all the time, especially around spring time and those really really hot days where we don't want to turn the air conditioning on yet because it could still get cold again. All three of those fans were added when we built onto the house.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Mar 08
Oh how I wish I did have ceiling fans...they do make a difference especially in the summer..the neighbor next door has them and so does my friend down the block who has one in her kitchen and it always feels so wonderfully cool in their apts....Mmmm Chateau Ghetto huh? Hey, we're not living in the same place are we? LOL
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
8 Mar 08
Hmmm...are you the the one who stole my telephone book? lol
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Mar 08
Oops...got caught..will give it back to you soon...hehe
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
12 Mar 08
yes, we have a ceiling fan - A ceiling fan. certainly not enough! we need one also in the 4 bedrooms and one in the dining room and I would like one in the kitchen but not sure how it will be with sucking up grease onto the blades, may be hard to clean....
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I never thought about that. I'm glad I don't have one in my kitchen. They are hard even to clean trying to reach them in the first place!
• United States
9 Mar 08
Well if i had a decorator take down my fans, i'd make them put them back up for sure! I cant sleep at night unless my fan is on. I dont run fans anywhere in the house during the winter except in my bedroom at night. We have a total of 4 ceiling fans in our house and during the summer months, atleast 3 of them are on during the day.
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
9 Mar 08
In the summer, do you keep them on to keep the air conditioning bill down, or do you keep them on in conjunction with the air conditioner?
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
8 Mar 08
I put them in, I love them. They can't have them! I've seen those shows and think "what ARE they THINKING?"
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
9 Mar 08
I know. The decorator is obviously not thinking of the people. If she works in the room without a ceiling fan for long, she'll know why they need them.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
8 Mar 08
We rent our apartment and they were there when we moved in. We have one in my sons room, our room and the lounge. My husband can't sleep without it on and I actually hate it as I get too cold LOL
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
9 Mar 08
The sacrifices of love. : )
@michelyn (717)
• United States
8 Mar 08
We have ceiling fans throughout the entire house and they are used quite often at the recommendation of our A/C technician. Living in Florida like I do, they come in handy and having the ceiling fans running keeps the air moving so the air conditioner doesn't have to work so hard. I have three matching ceiling fans in the great room. There's one in the middle room, one in the office, one in my son's room, one in my daughter's room and the one in our bedroom. I cannot sleep at night without the ceiling fan going. It's like the air doesn't move and seems stale without it. All of these ceiling fans are constantly on EXCEPT for the one in the middle room. Unfortunately, with the exception of both children's rooms, our fans are remote controlled. The one in the office, middle room and our room all match. We brought them with us when we moved in. Each set of three fans is on the same channel as the other set. So I can control one in the great room and my room at the same time. Another in the great room matches the middle room fan and then the last great room fan matches the office fan. When the electricity was updated, it blew out the middle room fan. So the landlord had to replace the remote base in the fan and now it doesn't match any of the others. So I leave that one off now. Whew! Such a simple question, but not a simple answer :)
@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
8 Mar 08
But a very informative one!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Mar 08
My last place had ONE, it was in the hallway so didn't really do any good...unless I felt like sitting in a three foot wide hall all day lol. Here there is one in the kitchen but it rarely gets used because A) It's old, noisy and about to fall off the ceiling and B) FIL thinks it uses to much electricity...remember he's the one with a stupid "one 60 watt light bulb per room" rule.
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I can't believe someone would put a ceilng fan in a hall!
@GardenGerty (99345)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I have ceiling fans and wish I had more. I use them. In the winter I reverse them. My ceilings downstairs are ten foot high. No way am I going to let the warm air sit up there in the winter. Yes, in our part of the world we switch back and forth between winter and summer easily. I love the look of my ceiling fans. I think they add a lot to my otherwise empty ceilings, as well as helping with the air flow.
@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I think ceiling fans are very attractive, and there is so much choice these days.
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 09
I also live in an apartment. There were 4 ceiling fans when we moved in and is still here. We use the ceiling fan in our bedroom, living room and pc room everyday. But the one in the second room, we only use it when there's a need to because temporary it is like a store room. So when we need to find things in there, we would on the ceiling fan.
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@Guardian208 (1095)
• United States
14 Apr 08
We have 6 ceiling fans in our house. I would NEVER let a designer remove them. We live in FL and they help us use our AC less. We use them all the time. I could care less if some designer thinks they don't look good. we live in our house we don't use it as a model for magazines.
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• Australia
13 Mar 08
We have one in our kitchen and one in our loungeroom. Living in Queensland Australia, they are a must! We wouldn't survive without ours, but the landlord does need to have the wiring fixed again.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
11 Mar 08
We have one and I don't use them at all. They irritate my eyes and also i have headeache from fan, but my husband always turn them on when he come come from the work. Of course we don't use them much in the winter, but in the summer it will be on every day. I hope i will get used to it soon, because it really annoy me a lot, since we don't use any of those in europe. Or not at least such a big one like we have here
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