The weather here in Toronto was cool for the month of May, but now that June is here it’s starting to heat up. By Friday it will be 31 Celsius (87.8 F) and we haven’t even put the air conditioners in the windows yet.
Since we’re unlikely to have air conditioning by Friday I’m glad that we have several ceiling fans throughout the house. They stir the air and even if the house is too warm that breeze created by the ceiling fans is helpful.
Actually, we use our ceiling fans year round. We reverse their motion in the winter so that warm air can circulate through the house better, and in the summer we reverse them again so that they can fan the cooler air. We can keep the thermostat a degree or two lower in the winter and save money on our heating bill thanks to the fans, and I’m sure they help when we use air conditioning as well.
All of our ceiling fans are equipped with lights so they provide some of the lighting within our home as well. Luckily all but one ceiling fan can use the low wattage florescent bulbs so we save money on our lighting bill too.
Earlier this evening I was reading a home lighting article on the HGTV website and, as usual, whenever I read home decor articles or watch decorating type TV shows I start thinking of what I can do in my own home. Remember we’re renovating, but when our work is done it will be lovely and I’ll need all kinds of new decor – especially lighting.
I visited the the Littman Bros website and had a look at their lighting products. They have quite a large selection of home lighting. They have just about every kind of lighting product you can think of – ceiling fans, under cabinet lighting, ceiling, wall, bath, lamps and even outdoor lighting.
While I was browsing the site I ended up looking at their forecast lighting. They have some lovely forecast chandeliers – ones that might look beautiful in our dining room when we’re done renovating. Sometimes changing the whole look and feel of a room is as simple as changing the lighting and I’m sure one of those chandeliers would make a huge difference in the look of our dining room area. They’re gorgeous.
If you’ve been thinking of purchasing new lighting for your home, or perhaps buying a ceiling fan to help cool your home on warm summer days (and save on your air conditioning bill) take a moment to visit Littman Bros, I’m sure you’ll be pleased with their selection. Oh, and they’re having a sale on landscape lighting right now too – 40% off. That’s a good deal!