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How to Choose The Best Ceiling Fans for Y Your Home H

ď śHave you been struggling to choose the right fan for your home? Well I can give you a good head start with these same tips p that helped p us to find the best ceiling g fans for our home. ď śYou should at least feel confident about your decision to install fans. They will certainly do wonders to your summer and winter comfort levels without adding too much to your power bills. bills

ď śHow many brands and models have you already considered? ď śThere are so many available on the market and it it's s so difficult to know how to approach the selection process. We found it easier once we decided to draw up a list of the criteria that we thought were important in our situation; yours may b be diff differentt but b t these th pointers i t should help you to drill down to what's important to you. you

ď śSo when you start out comparing ceiling fans now you will have an apples fans, apples-toto apples list to help you decide. Here we go: Fan Size Should Suit Room Size g ď śHow big is the room you're going to install y your fan in? If your y room is small then you only need a single fan with smaller blades. For larger rooms more air will ill need d to t b be circulated. i l t d S So, depending d di on how large they are, you may need more than one fan and / or bigger bigger, more powerful fans.

Small-sized fans can be 36" or less and suit tighter spaces. spaces Medium-sized Medium sized fans are 36 36"-48 48" and suit regular bedrooms and kitchens. Larger models go from 48" and more and are designed for large living spaces. spaces

ď śYour ceiling fan should not dominate the room by taking too much attention. attention You also need to take into account the blade sweep p to make sure it will be a safe distance from the nearest wall. ď śHow high is your ceiling? You won't want your fan to rotate any lower than 7ft from the floor.

ď śIf your ceiling is low, you will need a "hugger" hugger , a fan that fits close to the ceiling. They are designed for low ceilings and do not hang g dangerously g y low,, threatening to hit people's heads. you have higher g ceilings, g choose fan ď śIf y units with longer stems because they rotate the fan closer to people in the room so they th gett the th full f ll effect ff t off the th breeze the ceiling fan produces.

ď śIndoors or Outdoors? ď śIf you want the fan for a patio patio, then you will need a different style of fan that is made for outdoor use. use

ď śDesign, Style and Finishes ď śHere I have to leave this choice entirely in your hands. These choices depend upon your individual preference. preference Classic, Classic modern, themed, metal, wood, cane, plastic, light p g or dark finishes? Your choice but do make sure you choose fans that will fit in and complement the style and colors l off your existing i ti furnishings f i hi and d decor.

Noise Levels Can Ruin Your Night Take particular care with this part of the selection process. In a shop it's easy for ambient noise to mask how much noise the fan creates. But once it's installed, you will notice that noise all night y g long. g Believe me, the last thing you want is a ceiling fan that makes a lot of noise. Before you purchase your new ceiling fan, try to hear it running in store. Failing that at least check the noise ratings in that, the catalog.

ď śThe highest quality ceiling fans are usually the quietest because their internal components are better balanced and they y last longer. g ď śMotor Types to Consider ď śGenerally their are two types of motors, direct drive and friction driver. Of these two common types of fan motors, direct drive motors are considered to be the better quality. They typically last longer because they have fewer different parts. parts They are more expensive but last longer.

Do You Want Lighting With That? Fans are usually placed in the middle of the room right where many people want their room lighting. lighting Do you want your fan to double as your room lighting? It It's s worth knowing that some fans come with light kits or can be fitted with a light kit if you want. Some fans do not offer a lighting choice.

ď śIf you want to combine room lighting with your fan choice, choice then find out if you have to buy the light kit separately on top p of the cost of the fan. ď śThe lighting options are also widely different, so that's another decision to be guided by how they fit into your current or planned room decor.

ď śPrice versus Cost ď śMost of us cannot afford to pay too much for our fans. Bargains are always great to find However find. However, cheap prices need to be considered carefully because there's a reason why y the price p is cheaper p than another fan will cost. Remember that there is a real cost in having to go out and db buy another th fan f if the th cheap h one doesn't last long enough. You've got to remove the cheap fan and then rewire the replacement.

ď śMore expensive fans usually have better components and better construction. construction ď śAnd they will often have features that do not come with cheaper fans; they could have reversable fan direction for summer and winter use, or variable speeds and remote controls.

ď śMy advice is to give these issues serious consideration because you might be better off to spend a little more money for a fan that will be reliable and long g lasting. g the best ceiling g fan for y your ď śChoosing home is an easy task but if you follow these tips, the process will be quicker and d more methodical. th di l

ď śYou will also be more likely to choose the fan that suits all your needs -- the best ceiling fans, right from the time you turn them on. ď ś Read ceiling fans reviews here: ď ś

How to Choose The Best Ceiling Fans for Your Home  
How to Choose The Best Ceiling Fans for Your Home  

There are so many available on the market and it's so difficult to know how to approach the selection process. We found it easier once we de...