Contrary to what viewers of some design shows of a decade ago may believe, installing a ceiling fan is not throwing design caution to the wind. Today’s ceiling fans can actually complement your room’s style while they serve several other worthy purposes.
Ceiling Fan Benefits
The most apparent benefit a ceiling fan provides is air circulation which helps freshen the air that might otherwise stagnate. Air circulation also assists with maintaining a comfortable room temperature by spreading cool air from air conditioning around the room in summer and spreading warm air from heating in the winter. By assisting with air flow, ceiling fans also save money because they consume less energy than adjusting the thermostat of your air conditioner or heater. A good, properly working ceiling fan can cool a room by as much as four degrees by generating airflow.
Style and Designs to Choose From
There is no need to try to camouflage these household helpers. Ceiling fans on the market today are designed to blend in or add to your room décor. Sleek, 3-blade fans with single, center post lighting easily complement a mid-century modern room. Caged metal fans add to an industrial look, while wooden fans with candelabra lighting add to the charm of a traditional room. Consider the proportion of your room as well. A large room with a high ceiling can give more opportunity for a bold design choice.
Selecting the Right Size For Your Room
Practical considerations when choosing a ceiling fan are number of blades and span of blades. Actually, the difference in the number of blades is minimal as far as fan performance; however, the tendency is that fans with more blades are quieter but circulate slightly less air. For blade span, you should have an idea of the size of your room. Bedrooms of about 175 square feet need a fan about 42 to 48 inches, while larger rooms such as a family room will need a fan of 52 to 56 inches.
These installation considerations should be remembered when choosing your fan:
Although you can spend quite a lot on a special fan for a special room, there is no need to spend a fortune on a ceiling fan. We found attractive fans with excellent online ratings for around $100. Among the features that were compared were air flow, energy efficiency, ease of maintenance, and noise level, as well as size, style, and price.
Installing Ceiling Fans with Lighting
When choosing the perfect fan lighting for your room, consider the kind and amount of lighting you want it to provide. If the fan is providing the only light in the room, you will want it to have several bulbs. Other factors that affect the type of light are whether you will use a pull chain or a remote with a dimmer. LED bulbs cannot be used on all types of fans with remote controls. These details should be checked in the product information before you purchase your fan.
Ceiling fans can add to the comfort and beauty of your home year round!