Practical Tips to Buy Ceiling Fan

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  1. lights2you

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    If you want to buy a ceiling fan, you need to consider several points. That said, here some things that you need to take into account:

    1. Where do you want to install the ceiling fan? The location, is important. One of these is that ceiling fans have different designs for indoor or outdoor use. Those used outdoors are designed to be weather resistant, while indoor ones are not, with the exception of those for bathrooms that need to handle humidity well.

    2. Is the area of the room enough? You also need to have a good idea about the size of the room where you want to install your ceiling fan. Bedrooms and small home offices, for example, require only fan sizes of about 35-45 inches. Meanwhile, living rooms and patios need bigger fans of about 47 inches or more. The distance from the ceiling and floor will have to be considered too. Ideally, you need over 2 meters of space, so you will need to factor this in. Some fans can be installed flush to the ceiling for rooms with low ceilings, or with an extension rod for higher ones.

    3. Do you need lights attached to the fan? Typical ceiling fans come attached with lights, so that they could provide a dual purpose in a room while maximizing the available space. But whether or not your ceiling fan will have lights attached to it is a practical and aesthetic decision you need to make. Those installed in patios, for example, may not need a light, but fans installed in your living room do.

    4. How would you like to control it? Pull cords are the traditional way of controlling the speed of the fan as well as the light if there’s one attached. But if you are going to install it on a high ceiling, or in situations where it is always impractical to go to the fan to control it, you will need a different solution. One is by having a switch on your wall and another is by using a remote control.

    5. Check if it’s energy efficient. Ceiling fans need to have their blades perfectly matched with the motor in order to keep them energy efficient while providing the right amount of cooling power that you need. To ensure this, you need to check the Energy Star rating of the fan you’re buying. This will give you an idea of how much energy—and consequently money—you can save if you use the fan.

    6. Decide on the style and finish. This is where your aesthetic decisions will come into play. Do you want something traditional? Those with wooden blades will probably suit you. Going for that industrial look? A fan with metal blades would be a better fit for you.

    Take tips down, not only will you have a ceilling fan that will complement your interior, you’ll also get one that helps you save energy and provides you with maximum convenience.:)

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