How To Select The Right Ceiling Fan For Maximum Efficiency

Whether you decide to install a ceiling fan instead of opting for central air conditioner or simply as an addition to a room’s décor, your choice is right from the start. Ceiling fans are affordable, energy efficient and they also make nice accent decorations. But selecting the right design and type can be tricky.

The size of the room.

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First of all, you need to take into consideration the size of the room so that the ceiling fan can be efficient. For a room that measures 75 square feet or less, a 30 to 36 inch fan would be perfect. The 36 to 42 inch ones are ok for rooms that measure up to 144 square feet. For even larger rooms, opt for a 50 to 54 inch fan. Another option is to get two or more fans if you think one is not enough.

The height of the room.

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The height of the room is also something you should pay attention to. Ideally, a ceiling fan should be placed 8 to 9 feet from the floor level. If you have a room with especially high ceilings, then an extended rod should be the answer to your problem.

The motor.

When selecting a ceiling fan, the motor is a very important aspect. You should look for a fan with a high quality motor. Those that have less powerful motors or small motors are known to make a lot of noise and to give out heat.

The finish.

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Ceiling fans come in a variety of finishes. The most common options include enamel, wood and metal. When choosing the fan for your home, make sure it has a finish that’s fade and scratch resistant so you can enjoy it for a long time. Brass is a great option.

The brand.

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We recommend buying a ceiling fan from a popular manufacturer and to try to stay away from local discount stores. A cheaper piece usually means a poor quality product.