When my husband and I bought our new home, there were a lot of necessary improvement projects. The property hadn’t been well cared for or anything replaced in undoubtedly a long time. The plumbing system was corroded and leaking. The electrical system was not up to code, and there was only a single outlet in each room! We needed to replace all of the appliances, windows, cupboards, sinks, faucets and toilets. Although the heating and cooling system were aged and in pretty exhausting shape we were thrilled to find them operational, but our energy bills weren’t outrageous; With so many projects awaiting attention, we both tried to tackle some lower cost improvements. I was anxious to remove all of the ugly, aged ceiling fans throughout the house. While the ceiling fans still functioned, they were noisy and entirely detracted from aesthetics. During the Springtime, all of us pulled them all down & replaced them with more expensive and more charming overhead lighting. I was extremely thrilled with the result. However, as soon as the Summer season weather arrived, I realized our mistake. Without the ceiling fans to push the heated air up and out, the air in the new home was stagnant, stuffy and overheated. This put a much greater responsibility on the air conditioner. With the air conditioner running for longer cycles, our yearly electric bill went up significantly. The greater wear and tear on the cooling system resulted in various minor repairs. When the outdoor temperature dropped in the Wintertime, the furnace couldn’t keep up. The heated air rose straight up to the ceiling. Even during better weather, the new home was less comfortable without the ceiling fans. We ended up taking down the new overhead lights and buying brand new ceiling fans.