If you have Chelsea 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. 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. 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. 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.
In addition to keeping residents comfortable, ceiling fans are usually more energy-efficient than central air. Residents in areas with mild summers will appreciate the ceiling fan to keep them 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 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 benefits, here are some disadvantages of putting 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. Renters will start noticing the unpleasant noises when the blades have 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 Cheap ceiling fans can look cheap and can make a rental home’s interiors look outdated. 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 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. Other high-quality fans have multi-function lighting, where bulbs can be lit at any one time, but this will be more expensive.
It is important to remember that there is always the potential for damage. 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 a ceiling fan of good quality often 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. 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 Victory a call. Our Chelsea 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 205-793-0700 to find out how!
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