Ceiling fans come in a range of styles and types. To help you purchase the best one, we ran through everything to consider. Keep reading.
No one wants to spend a lot on electricity. How big of a utility bill you’ll be hit with depends on the efficiency of the fan you get. The one you’re interested in should have a star logo on its side – this means it doesn’t waste much power.
You can also tell how efficient a fan is by looking at the number of watts it requires. Around 70 is the average. If it’s anything less, you’re good to go.
Blade Shape & Style
The shape of the blade doesn’t really affect the wind produced. However, it would affect how good the room would look. You want an option that would complement the room it is placed in. What would also affect the appearance of the space would be the colour of the fan. If you want a more modern option, you’d go for one that has a matte finish – you generally can’t go wrong with a matte black.
The sound the fan produces depends on the motor present. The motor also affects efficiency. We mentioned blade shape earlier. Know that options that have 4-5 blades tend to be very quiet.
Some brands pride themselves on creating fans that are very quiet. Do your research and give them a try. As you can imagine, these options would be pricier than others.
How will you be controlling the device? There are some units with digital controls – you’ll be able to connect to the system via Bluetooth. Certain types come with a fan speed controller. They make your life easier, as you can work the fans while sitting down.
CFM or Cubic Flow of Air per minute lets you know how much of the room would be cooled. The higher the CFM, the more of the room would be cooled. Units with CFMs around 6,000-7,000 work the best. To let them produce so much air, their motors work harder.
Price & Warranty
How much are you willing to spend? Larger ceiling fans tend to cost a lot. The manufacturer you’re buying from also affects price. Units that have a lot of blades and are ornamental can be pricey. You should probably stay clear of them.
To save in the long run, you’d purchase options that are energy efficient.
The amount you spend affects the warranty you’ll get. Purchasing a good warranty is important as there are a number of things that could go wrong with your fan.
To wrap things up, a lot has to be considered when shopping for ceiling fans. One of the most important things to consider is whether what you’d be buying would be able to produce enough wind to cool the room. Make note of how efficient the device would be – you don’t want to be hit with high electricity bills each month.