How to Choose the Perfect Ceiling Fan?

A ceiling fan is a functional as well as a decorative element of a room. Besides keeping the indoor air cool, they are also known to add an extra accent to the room.

When it comes to selection of the perfect ceiling fan, the task won’t pose a problem as ceiling fans are available in a wide variety of designs, styles, shapes and sizes. However, this does not imply that each and every fan is perfect for all conditions. Selection of a ceiling fan involves consideration of several factors. Let me discuss some common factors that should be considered –

Size of the fan and the room – the first factor that’s demands utmost consideration is the size of the fan and the room. The right size of the fan is known to depend on the size of the room. Needless to be mentioned but a large room requires installation of a large ceiling fan, and a small room requires a small fan. The standard size of a ceiling fan is 42 inches.

Function – Secondly, you need to ascertain the function of the ceiling fan. If the ceiling fan is going to be used throughout the year, then you should purchase a fan with reverse function. In summer months, the fan would rotate counter clock wise and generate cool air and in winter months, clock wise circulation will push the warm air downwards.

The motor type – the motor type is an important factor to be considered when a ceiling fan is to be chosen. There are basically two types of motor – direct drive motors and friction drive motors. The direct drive motor is always the ideal selection as it has few separated parts and is known to last long. However, direct drive motor types are slightly more expensive than the other type, but ultimately the extra cost is worth the cost.

Lighting – when selecting ceiling fans, you would need to decide whether you need the fans to feature lighting provision or not. Many ceilings come with lighting kits and many others don’t. It goes without mentioning that ceiling fans with lighting kits shall cost more than ones without the kits.

Price – it is always better to set a price budget before you look for the available options as ceiling fans are available in all ranges. Setting a budget before shall prevent you from over spending.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on March 2nd, 2011

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