5 Things To Know Before You Buy A Ceiling Fan in Atlanta
A ceiling fan is more than an appliance; it makes a statement in your room’s decor.
In most rooms, a ceiling fan is one of the first things you notice when you enter. Kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, patio – the ambiance is created by the color, patterns, and textures used to set the stage. Ever walked into a room where the ceiling fan is too small or just plain and boring? You notice.
That’s why it’s important to match your home’s needs with your own personality and design ideas before you make your purchase. And we can help.
Consider your design options
When you think of a ceiling fan, do you think white paddles and simple light globes? Not in today’s world. Ceiling fans come in a variety of styles, finishes, and colors, from an island look and feel complete with palm blades, to a sleek, contemporary design that fits in with the most modern styles. Don’t limit yourself to what you find at your local big box store; the options are endless.
Consider the energy savings
Ceiling fans can help you save energy 365 days of the year. When a ceiling fan operates in the summer, the air movement can help room temperatures seem 5 to 7 degrees cooler than it actually is. This allows you to set your thermostat higher and not spend as much cooling the air. In the winter, reverse the fan blade direction to help circulate warmed air back down into your living space. New fans are also built using up to one-third less energy than previous fan motors, and often move much more air than their older counterparts. Add a new LED light kit, and you’ll continue to reduce your energy usage.
CFM is airflow measured in cubic feet per minute. All ceiling fan manufacturers are required to report CFM and energy efficiency to help you understand fan performance. If you have a large room or a high ceiling, a higher rated CFM will offer more functionality for your living space.
Select the right type of fan
Not every place in your home has the perfect conditions. Consider a patio, for instance. There are specially designed ceiling fans with UL ratings for use in damp and wet conditions. If you are using your ceiling fan outdoors, make sure you select one rated for the conditions it will experience. Blades will warp and sag; motors can quickly burn out or even become a hazard if not rated properly for the conditions.
Most reputable ceiling fan manufacturers will offer a warranty on the motor, blades, controls, and light kits. How long depends on the quality of the ceiling fan and the manufacturer. Since a ceiling fan isn’t something you’ll change out every year, it’s important to purchase a high quality fan that has a higher performance motor, solid wood blades, and more advanced controls. Not only will it work better, but it will also have longer and more solid warranties too.
Call R.S. Andrews to Install a Ceiling Fan in Atlanta
Remember, a ceiling fan is as much a design statement as it is an appliance. Take your time to find the right one for your room and your taste. If you live near Atlanta, call R.S. Andrews if you need help!