Tips on choosing the right ceiling fan for you
Buying a ceiling fan is no easy proposition with the number of choices available in the market. However, making a decision would be easier if you keep a few things in mind. Here’s a list of features to look for, to determine the right ceiling fan for you.
Design: You would want your ceiling fan to complement your home décor. Ensure that the ceiling fan complements your interiors. Antique ceiling fan designs go with traditional and vintage home decor whereas contemporary ceiling fans are more suitable for a modern and transitional space. They feature clean lines, smooth metallic finishes, and are minimalistic. If your interiors are more country, you could opt for straight lines and dark wood finishes of rustic ceiling fans. You can also go for bamboo, natural palm leaf, and rattan blades with distressed wood finishes to complement your bright, tropical interiors. Whatever style or finish you choose, ensure that the rod matches the rest of the fan.
Ceiling fan motors: The motor determines the airflow and efficiency of your ceiling fan. DC fan motors are smaller and lighter than standard an AC motor, which allows them to generate higher torque and consume 70 percent less energy. These motors also produce less heat and are virtually silent.
Energy Star-rated ceiling fans: Energy Star fans use 15 to 20 percent less energy than standard fans. They come with a minimum 30-year motor warranty and a 1-year component(s) warranty. Energy star fans with lights use 60 percent less energy than standard fans with lights.
Airflow: A high airflow operates that your ceiling fan will circulate more air and consumes less energy. These fans are ideal for garages, warehouses, and outdoor spaces.
Controls: There are three types of fan controls to choose from. Ceiling Fans with Remote Control can be operated within a 30 to 50-foot range, Handheld remote control ceiling fans are ideal for bedrooms and personal spaces. Wall Control has a range up to 40 feet. It is more suitable for kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms.
Pull Chains offers basic fan control. They add a touch of style to your room; however, they are more practical for spaces with low traffic.