Choosing a good ceiling fan for your kid rooms is not just a simple matter of matching the design of the room or your kids’ favorite color, it is much more. You need to find fans for your kid room that have maximum efficiency and effectiveness. There are some considerations that you have to make when choosing these fans including.
The room factors
Most kid rooms are not that large, so you need to consider the appropriate ceiling fan as follows;
- Size. 52” ceiling fans are suitable for large kid bedrooms while 42” ceiling fans are designed for medium and 30” for the smallest kid bedrooms.
- Ceiling height. Ceiling height is very important when it comes to installation of ceiling fans in kid bedrooms. Because the height of the ceiling can affect the effectiveness of the ceiling fan, you must pay attention to it. You should get the right fan that suits your kid bedroom’s ceiling height. Also, find the right rod for the right height.
- Blades to floor height. a good height for your kid’s ceiling fan blade to the floor should be between 7’to 9’.
Design and colors
The design of your kid bedroom ceiling fan should depend on whether your kid is a boy or a girl. For a girl, you should settle for lovely designs that are not exaggerated. For example, a simple but attractive chandelier ceiling fan would be great for your girl’s bedroom, such as Craftmade BL52W-BBL52GRN. On the other hand, boy’s ceiling fans should be a little more flamboyant with designs such as rockets, planes, cars or earth showing prominence. Hunter 20168 Space Discovery is one of a good ceiling fans for boys.
When it comes to the color of the ceiling fan for your kid rooms, it is important to ensure that it blends with the interior and the wall painting as well. Also, your kid will be more appreciative if he/she notices that you have brought a ceiling fan with his/her favorite colors. Additionally, you can have the blades reflect the design of the ceiling for a more harmonious look.
Place to install
First of all, you should think about where to install the ceiling fan. Unlike grownups, kids are mesmerized by small things. They care a lot about where the ceiling fan is located. Most home designs require a fan to be installed in the center of the room. However, for optimum air circulation in a large kid room, you may choose to install two fans. For safety reasons, ceiling fans should not be installed on top of the bed.
Find a good quality fan
A good quality ceiling fan for your kid bedroom provides much value and benefits. On the other hand, a cheap fan is a sure way to cause troubles- It does not push as much air as a quality fan at any given RPM (revolutions per minute), it also wobbles heavily at high speed and its useful life will most likely end sooner. If you check well, you can get a quality ceiling fan at a reasonable price.
A good quality fan should come with a strong motor so as to handle big blade pitch (angle of the blade). However, you find that cheaper ceiling fans neither have strong motors nor can handle high blade pitch. The higher the blade pitch, the more resistant to the flow of air a fan is.
A good quality fan is also quiet. You will find that poor quality fans produce humming noise when running. This noise can disturb a child when sleeping.
The electricity requirement
For you to choose the right ceiling fan for your kid bedroom, you got to consider the electricity needs of the room. A ceiling fan requires almost the same amount of power as other electrical fixtures on the ceiling. You should make sure that that circuit is not overloaded as this can affect other fixtures or even cause electrical issues in your home.
If your fan comes with lights, it is important to ensure that the circuit can support both the fan and the light. If you find that this is not the case, you should find an auxiliary power supply. Another option is to go for a fan that can be connected to a wall socket.
Higher powered motors are a good for proper air flow as they do not overheat under load as much as the lower powered motors do. The higher powered motor will not only serve you for longer but also, are more effective.
A ceiling fan with a sealed bearing is good for maintenance as it will need less regular maintenance than those with an open bearing. Most of children do not like any maintenance in their room when they are at home, and maintaining a ceiling fans may be more difficult and take a long time. So, choosing a ceiling fan that need less regular maintenance is a good idea.
In conclusion, choosing a good ceiling fans for your kids room is not too difficult but it requires parents pay more attention to designs, color, sizes, quality and some others features. A suitable ceilings fan can help your children’s rooms look more beautiful and help them feel more comfortable.