Things To Keep In Mind Before Buying A Ceiling Fan

Things To Keep In Mind Before Buying A Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan is more than a fixture. Most ceiling fans take front and center stage, becoming a design statement that sets the stage in your living room, kitchen, bedroom, or outdoor space. So style is important.

Yet it isn’t everything. It’s not something that is easily ordered online without careful consideration. If you don’t plan carefully, you’ll end up with a fixture you simply don’t like.

Design and Style

A simple paddle fan is a thing of the past. Today you’ll find an amazing number of ceiling fans available to match any décor. You’ll find everything from traditional blades in customary colors and finishes, to tropical themes and island styles that bring in a flair of creativity into any room. Fan blades determine the amount of air being circulated throughout the room. Focus in on choosing the right pitch and length to ensure your room is properly ventilated while the fan is operating. You can also expand the usefulness of your fan and choose a lighting kit as well. Choose classic to contemporary, enough light to light the room or simply to add to the décor.

Energy Savings

Fans do not cool the air; they keep the room’s occupants cool by increasing air flow. Circulating air creates the sensation that the room’s temperature is up to seven degrees cooler than it actually is. By having a ceiling fan in the rooms you spend the most time in, it will help you feel cool without having to run the air conditioner as frequently, saving you up to 40 percent on your air conditioning bills each month. Ceiling fans are not just for summer; they can help you stay warm in the winter, and reduce your heating bills as well. Reverse the blade rotation and your ceiling fan will push the warm air down from the ceiling back to the lower part of the room. You’ll be able to decrease the thermostat a few degrees in the process.

Motor

It’s easy to focus in on looks, but don’t forget the operational side of a ceiling fan as well. The motor is responsible for producing quiet operation while driving the blades for air movement. Less powerful motors will cause more noise during operation and have lower quality fan blades that have less impact on the overall air flow within the room. High quality motors regularly maintained will work flawlessly for long periods of time and have long lasting results.

Warranty

Ceiling fans from reputable resources come with the best guarantees. Look for warranty on the motor, blades, controls and lighting kits. The better quality fan usually comes with a longer, more comprehensive warranty.

Installation

Ceiling fans are fairly easy to install and can be up and working efficiently in no time at all. If installing a ceiling fan for the first time, you will need to determine if you will need electrical wiring run to the place of installation. Call our electricians to install your new fan safely, and up to code.

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