We’re right in the midst of the hot summer months and we must have everything sorted in terms of keeping things cool at home. While it’s a given that every home needs air conditioning, you’ll find that it’s just as important to have a couple of fans as well, preferably ceiling fans. This is because they take up much less energy, which means the electricity bill won’t be as drastic, and they also distribute the air in a way that ensures the whole room is cooled. But before you go ahead and get your fan, there are a couple of important factors that you need to keep in mind.
Look At The Size Of The Blades
You need to be aware of the size of the room that you are planning to put the ceiling fan in. This will help you determine both the size of the fan itself and also the size of the blades. You should have a look online to see what kind of variety there is and also the specs of the sizes. You’ll find a large selection of reviews on all shapes and sizes if you look in the right places. This will make narrowing down the options much easier for you. You’ll be surprised to find that there are a lot of details that go into ensuring that you have the right kind of blade for the space that you have. The thickness and also the width and length of the blade play a role in how well the air is circulated. The overall dimensions of the room also need to be taken into consideration to get the perfect fit so that the fan can serve its purpose and provide sufficient air and cool it to the best of its ability. If you don’t do this, you’ll just have a fan that gives off minimal air and it will barely cool the room at all.
Check The Motor
You need to make sure that you understand the role of the motor, and why it’s important to look out for certain specs when you go shopping for your new ceiling fan. The motor is of course responsible for how well the blades work. You want to ensure that the motor is of high quality so that even though it allows the blades to work at maximum ability, it will also not produce too much or any sound at all as it works.
Where Do You Want To Put The Fan?
This is something important that you need to clarify, because there are different kinds of fans for the outdoors, indoors, and bathrooms. Bathrooms are generally much smaller than most rooms, so obviously the first thing that will be affected is the size of the fan. The next thing you need to keep in mind is that there are specific blades made for bathroom use that are able to function with higher degrees of moisture and humidity. The same goes for outdoor ceiling fans; these are also designed to withstand the effects of harsh conditions and high levels of moisture as well.
Decide On The Lighting To Suit The Fan
Don’t forget that you also have the option of attaching a light fixture onto the fan that you plan to place in your room. If you don’t want to do that, then before you pick your fan, make sure that you sort out the lighting in a way where there’s no obstruction from the fan, and so that the whole set up works as a whole.
How You’re Going To Have It Installed
Some people would advise you to give the installation a shot yourself, but it’s probably best if you get a professional to do this. You want someone who understands how ceiling fans work, and someone who’s an electrician as well. You don’t want to take any risks in terms of electrical malfunctions, or even issues from how the fan itself is working.
When you decide to have ceiling fans put in your home, you have to make sure that you have the factors mentioned here in mind. It’s not as simple as just walking into a store and picking what you think looks nice. While this, of course, matters- it’s important that you get everything right so that you are pleased and satisfied by both the performance and the appearance of the fan in your space. Take the time to do a bit of research and consult with a professional so that it’s put in exactly the way it should be.