A great thing about ceiling fans is that you can put them up in just about
any room of the house. For example, the bedroom is a great choice. During
the hot summer months, the blades of the fan can help move the air around,
allowing you to sleep like a baby. Best of all, you can run your air
conditioner less during the summer and during the winter, reverse the
direction of the blades so the warm air is pushed down from the ceiling,
thus saving you money on heat.
Since master and guest bedrooms are generally larger, a 52-inch fan is ideal.
This size of fan will allow you to run the blades at a lower speed while
still moving the air adequately. White fans set against white ceilings are
sophisticated and elegant however, if the room were decorated in rich toned
fabric and furniture, a colored or wood-grain ceiling fan would be ideal.
Your best option would be a Performance or Moderate Grade.
For your child's room, again you should use a 52-inch fan whenever possible
and a 42-inch only for small bedrooms. A model that is close to the ceiling
is the best choice. Additionally, look for fans that come with a light
fixture. A Performance, Moderate, or Medium Grade fan is best and depending
on the room's décor, you can have some fun with colors or funky and retro
Another room of the house that you should consider for a ceiling fan is a
screened in porch. Too often, this room is forgotten yet a fan would keep
the room comfortable during the evening when you sit outside. If your porch
is covered but not screened in, you can even find fans that can improve the
level of comfort while helping to control insects. If your porch will
accommodate it, go with a 52-inch fan otherwise, a 42-inch fan would be fine.
Another consideration is a fan rated for damp areas. If you live in a city
with high humidity levels, this would be a better choice. For your porch,
you could use a Performance, Moderate, or Medium Grade.
If your home has a dormer or loft, adding a ceiling fan will make a huge
difference. Typically warmer than the rest of the house, a ceiling fan
can pull the cool air up, thus making the room more comfortable. Another
great option is a room with a fireplace. When you have a roaring fire,
the ceiling fan can be used to circulate the heat throughout the room,
which takes advantage of your fireplace and reduces your heating bill. The
kitchen should not be overlooked and would be ideal for a smaller-size
ceiling fan, especially if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Use
models that hug the ceiling and choose a Performance or Moderate Grade.
Once you have your ceiling fans installed, you will wonder what you did