Many Cheney rental property owners have to decide whether or not to install ceiling fans in some or all the rooms in their property or not. This can be a challenging question to answer because many landlords do see the potential for ceiling fans to be damaged because of how hard some tenants can be on a rental home. But despite that, there are still a lot of advantages to installing ceiling fans in your rental properties. After considering the pros and cons of doing so, you can easily settle the ceiling fan question.
There are many advantages to installing ceiling fans in your rental properties. One of the top ones is that renters do 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. A home with great air circulation is always attractive to renters. Rentals with multiple bedrooms and residents also give their residents the freedom to use the ceiling fans to their liking to enhance their comfort.
Ceiling fans help keep residents comfortable, and they are far more energy-efficient than central air. Residents in areas with mild summers will appreciate the ceiling fan to keep them comfortable all year. 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 months, ceiling fans that pull hot air up and out during the summer will now push warm air down into the rooms. This can help you save on utility costs and lessen the strain on your HVAC, which helps it 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. 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 disadvantage of ceiling fans is the lighting quality and overall look. Cheap ceiling fans can look cheap and can make a rental home’s interiors look outdated. It is important to choose quality ceiling fans that are not too big nor too small for space as this can turn potential renters away. Also, ceiling fans aren’t always a good source of good 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.
The potential for damage or breakage will always be present. People or objects could hit the ceiling fan and destroy glass shades or the blades themselves, causing the fan to stop working. However, most landlords find this happening rarely. A good-quality ceiling fan may even pay 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. Armed with this information, that choice might be an easy one. Not all rental property-related decisions are easy, and you might need expert advice on other matters as well. If that is the case, consider giving Real Property Management Spokane County a call. Our Cheney 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 509-462-1042 to find out how!
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