Are you going to install at your house and you don't know what to look for choosing a best ceiling fan for your need? It is really touch if you just have a quick look into the ceiling fans market. There are many models with different function and a lot of messy information which you don't know which one you are really want. So you can read through this ceiling fan buying guide, we have list and arrange all needed information which help you in choosing your ideal ceiling fan.
Ceiling Fan Buying Guide
Below is what you need to know before buying a ceiling fan:
1. Where you will use the fan?
It is important to consider where you want to put the ceiling after you buy it. We mean, indoor or outdoor. If you want to install a ceiling fan in outdoor area, you have to choose the outdoor style ceiling fans. They were built to have ability to last long in outside weather condition. You should select fans which have Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certificate. The ceiling fans have UL rated will best choice for outdoor use. If you want to choose an indoor ceiling fan, it is easier because it is not require for weather elements protection.
The next important thing is we have to look at the budget you want to spend for the fan. It is not a difficult part, because there are many style of ceiling fans now in the market; and they come with different prices. You can sort the styles which within your budget, then review for more information each style then decide the best ceiling fan you want.
If price is not the thing you worry about, there are many high-end styles ceiling fan which will provide best performance also good appearance. They can achieve both cooling and decoration purposes
3. Blazes’ size and the size of the room
You have to look in to your room size to choose best size of ceiling fan blades. The ceiling fans blades’ size usually from 14 to 72 inches wide. So you should choose the best size of blades for your room. The bigger room will need more wide blades’ size. And a smaller room will need smaller size of blades. Sometimes, if the room is too big, people will need more than 1 ceiling fan.
4. Length of downrod and the ceiling height
Downrod is a important part of a ceiling fan. Choosing a correct downrod length will bring the best cooling efficiency to your room. You can read the Tips for choosing ceiling fan downrod here.
5. Performance of the motor
The ceiling fans which were showed higher airflow circulate more air. Then they will get more cooling efficiency. You can look at the information from manufacture to see the airflow number detail, and then select the best for your need. Sometimes high airflow is also not a good choice, for someone who loves gentle wind and less noise.
The best ceiling fan motor is the one giving best cooling effect but consume less energy. So ceiling fan with ENERGY STAR-Rated Ceiling Fans is a best choice. Those fans which have ENERGY STAR-Rated were confirmed to be most efficiency ceiling fans.
6. Ceiling fan Control types
- Wall Controls: This is the most basic type of ceiling fan control, which people can use this control type for almost of different functioning room. You can controls rotate fans as well as lights on and off, dim the lights, or adjust the fan speed simply when you go in or leave a room.
- Remote controls: You can regulate the fan and lights from comfort of your favorite chair or bed with a remote control. It is an ideal control type for large room, or bedroom, which you feel lazy to step to the wall control location.
- Pull Chains: this type of control usually use on low profile ceiling fan which people can easy reach to the fan pull chain to turn on/off the ceiling fan. You will have more option to choose pull chain for decoration purpose.
7. Ceiling fan with or without light kit?
Ceiling fan with light kit will bring more light option to your room. It depends on the need of the room you can choose the light level you want. You may need more light for living room or dining room or need less light for bed room. Light kit also brings beauty for your room. And of course, fan with light will more expensive than fan without it. If you only need a ceiling for cooling purpose, fan without light is enough.
8. Style and finishes
Ceiling fans nowadays is not simply cooling equipment; they are used more in house decorating. The various models with many different pretty designs provide to consumers many choices for their home decoration ideas. The ceiling fans finishes also provide many choices which people can select to match with their room overall looking.
9. Reversible function
If you want to use the fan in winter mode, you have to ensure your ceiling can change rotation direction. The reversible rotate mode will help to warm up your room during winter.
10. Blades of the Fan
Fans possess from 3 to 5 blades or maybe more; the standard number is actually 4. Though the amount of blades doesn’t affect overall performance much, the number of blades basically makes the ceiling fans different on the appearance. Some people like ceiling fans with have many blades, just because they look so cool. It may be affect price. Generally the more blades increase the higher price
Ceiling fan, 3 or 4 or 5 or multi blades?
11. Accessories of the Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans usually need accessories, such as controls, downrod, mouth, pull chain... We have another topic talk about ceiling fan accessories here. You can click into this topic to discover more.
After read this ceiling fan buying guide, we think that will help you have a draft information on which are thing you need to looking for your future ceiling fan. Hope you enjoy reading this topic. Now let go to shop a best ceiling fan for your house.