If you have moved to a new home, you may need to install some ceiling fans as well. For home cooling, ceiling fans are still a simple and cost-effective solution. In this article, we will share a few tips that may help you opt for the right product based on your needs. Read on.
Controls of the Ceiling Fan
Most people like to mount a ceiling fan in the place of a former light fixture. Usually, the fan speed controller is put in place of the light switch. Ideally, make sure that the controller is made by the same manufacturer, which is important if you want to prevent hum and buzz.
Size and Material of the Fan Blade
Most fans come with three to five blades. Old, classic fans had 4 blades. Here, it’s important to note that the performance of the fan won’t be effected by the number of blades. In fact, some people say that having more blades may move less air. However, the number of blades may add to the cost of the product.
Another factor is the blade length, which is between 30 and 60 inches. Generally, longer blades help move more air.
Different types of materials are used to make ceiling fan blades, such as plywood, cross-laminated veneer, solid wood, and natural wood, to name a few.
Size of the Fan
As a rule of thumb, if you have a 400-square-foot room, you may want to opt for a 52-inch fan. If you have a much bigger room, consider buying more fans. Ideally, the fan should be installed in the middle of the ceiling preferably close to where you and your family sit. The tips of the blade should be a minimum of two feet away from the walls.
No matter what type of fan you have, make sure it has a strong support. After all, you don’t want to hurt yourself or your family in case the fan falls down.
Ceiling Fan Quality
The minimum price of a good ceiling fan is $40. High end models can cost hundreds of dollars based on quality. These models have a lot of useful features that you can’t find in low-end models. For instance, these fans are quiet and move air in an efficient manner. Their components are well designed, attractive and stand the test of time. The motor is speed adjustable and comes with a warranty of over 10 years.
While fans are rated based on the amount of air they move, make sure you don’t give too much importance to the ratings. The air movement depends upon the revolution per minute of the blades, distance of the fan from the ceiling, number of blades and so on.
If the motor is week, it can’t spin heavy blades without heating up. Moreover, at higher speed, the fan blades will produce a lot of noise.
Long story short, make sure you follow these tips when looking to buy new ceiling fans for your home. Hope this helps.