Have you been contemplating the purchase of a ceiling fan for your home? If you are but have not yet gone shopping, you will probably be amazed at all the selections. When it comes to ceiling fans, there is an option to fit every décor, style size of room, and so on.
The nice thing about buying a ceiling fan is that once you have it installed, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice, cool breeze. The purchase of ceiling fans skyrockets during the summer when people look for ways to beat the heat. If this is your situation, you will need to consider a few things. First, think about the motor of the fan, which is very important. This is crucial in that you want a motor that will not make annoying noises and continue operating your fan for many years. One tip is that cheap fans typically have an outer case or covering that is designed from a thing, cheap metal. Eventually, these cheap parts will rattle and vibrate.
Next, you need to look at the blades. In most cases, people will buy a ceiling fan based on the appearance of the blades and light fixture. While the style or color is a definite consideration, the design of the blade is even more important as well as the blade pitch. You want to look for blades with a 14-degree pitch to help maximize the air movement efficiency. Additionally, consider the blade balance and material. Cheaply made blades will usually be made from particleboard while the more expensive and better-made blades will be constructed from quality wood.
If looking for a ceiling fan that has a light fixture, you want to make sure that it will work with the type of fan you like first, and then second, that the fixture is the right type to provide adequate lighting for your needs. If you like, you can have a dimmer switch installed so the fan would provide different lighting for different needs.
The style of the fan is based on personal preference. Some fans are very simple while others are quite ornate. In this case, think about the room in which the fan will be installed. .Consider the rooms architecture and décor to help you make your decision. For example, if you have a tropical theme room, then you could choose a fan with Casablanca type blades. If the fan will be in a childs bedroom, you can choose from a number of fun and colorful styles.
The size of the room is also a very important consideration. Since fan blades come in 32, 42, 52, 54, and 56-inch options, you need to choose one that will give you the most airflow. If you choose a fan too large for the room, it will appear overwhelming while a small fan in a large room will be inefficient. If the room is more than 12-feet, choose a larger fan whereas a room measuring from 8 to 10-feet would go for the smaller size.
Finally, there are two types of mountings from which to choose. The first is a flush mount, which goes right up to the ceiling. The other is installed with a downrod, which is a rod that hangs down from the ceiling. If you have tall ceilings of nine-feet or less, then you want a mount fan and if the ceiling is taller, a downrod.