Things to consider when shopping for ceiling fans

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Picking the right appliance for a room

Once you know the appropriate size of fan you need, think about on how you plan to mount it. On the off chance that you have a current roof fan that you need to replace, installing a new fan will be rather simple. In the event that the room doesn’t have a roof fan, you’ll have to seek the advice of a qualified electrician.

If you need a roof fan in your patio or porch you will need to find special roof fans that are developed to work outdoors. You won’t ever need to stress over downpours, wind, slush, snow or dampness harming your fan.

 

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Ceiling fan innovation has increased greatly over the years. The emergence of DC motors has enhanced energy efficiency due to their smaller size and they utilize less power that older models.

In the event that you have a ceiling fan that has been used for more than a couple of years, there is a high likelihood that you may need to update the AC motor.

You, therefore need to ask about the power efficiency of a fan before you settle on it.

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Ceiling fans must be dangled from a junction boxes which are sturdier than support boxes for light fixtures. This support feature ensures that the fan remains in place and could additionally support a light fixture.

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Remotes and Wall Controls

Wall controls turn the fans on and off, or could be used to change the fan speed effortlessly when you enter or leave a room. You can also conveniently control the fan from the comfort of your couch with a remote control.

To guarantee energy efficiency and comfort, select a ceiling fan that has automatic temperature adjustment.

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Budget

Money is a key factor when picking out the right fan because you ideally want to purchase and appliance that is well within your means.  Luckily there are ceiling fans for virtually any budget and you can spend anything from $50 to over $1000 on your preferred device.  For lower end devices, you will often get a fan with the bare minimums. This means that you may not get extra features such as lighting features and a pull chain.  Budget varieties are often simple and commonly found in rental properties.  For a higher amount, you are likely to get a ceiling fan that has added features and possibly and enhanced design.  For instance, for a budget of around $300 and over, you can get a stylish fan with features such as full range light dimming,  remote fan control,  and elegant embedded light fixtures.  The higher end varieties may also have better energy saving features for a more eco-friendly experience.

Location 

A ceiling fan for a living room is usually not the same model that you would choose for your patio.  It is, therefore, important to ensure that you choose the right appliance for the right place.  For instance, a patio ceiling fan is more likely to be exposed to the elements than a bedroom fan. This means that when you are choosing a patio fan you need to ensure that it is hardy and able to withstand outdoor conditions.

  • UL Damp – If you come across a fan with this rating, you can be assured that it has been designed to withstand high levels of moisture and humidity. Such a ceiling fan would be ideal for patios or any other covered outdoor space. UL Damp certified ceiling fans can also be used in bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens which have significant moisture levels.
  • UL – Dry –  This rating is typically used for furniture-grade fan blades.  These kinds of fans are ideal for indoors and should not have come into contact with water or high levels of moisture.
  • UL Wet –  This rating is used for ceiling fans that are able to withstand elements such as rain,  snow, water and ocean spray.  Such fans are constructed with weather-resistant materials that can endure extreme conditions without easily malfunctioning.  The major advantage of fans that are rated UL Wet is that they can be use in both dry and damp conditions.outdoor ceiling fan

Size  

Ceiling fans come in various sizes of between 14 inches and 72 inches.  In order to get the right fan size for a specific room, you will need to find out the exact size/dimensions of the space.  Ensure that you know the height and square footage.  So, after finding out the exact dimensions you may be wondering how do find the right ceiling fan. Well, here are some guidelines.

A flush mount is the ideal type of ceiling fan for rooms that have a height that is no more than 8 feet.  This type of fan is installed flush against a ceiling which allows the appliance to hang about 7 feet from the floor.

For rooms where the ceiling is between 8 and 10 feet above, a standard downrod fan would be the most appropriate. The downrod is an important feature for this kind of ceiling fan because it offers adequate support and can also be embellished for aesthetic purposes.
wooden blade ceiling fanIf the height of a room is greater than 10 feet, we would recommend the extended downrod fan.  This modified downrod fan can be custom fitted to suit a particular space.

A sloped ceiling fan would be the most appropriate choice for a room that has a slanted ceiling.  The slant of the ceiling should ideally be an angle of 32 degrees or greater for the fan to work optimally.  This kind of fan is usually attached to the ceiling using a special kind of adapter.

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Make sure that you observe the above guidelines when purchasing ceiling fans for your home and you can also do your own research in order to make a more informed decision.

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