No matter how efficient an air-conditioner installed in a large room is, it is always better to have additional cooling devices. For example, a ceiling fan can help to create an enjoyable environment, making hot summer days more bearable. To ensure you select a perfect fan to fit your needs, Westside Wholesale has prepared this simple guide.
The first factor you need to consider when choosing a ceiling fan is its size. The size of such device is measured by its blade span. Installing the fan with the right blade span will optimize its efficiency in addition to providing you with perfect cooling options. The bigger the blade span is the smaller is the area of the room where such fan should be installed in. For example, a ceiling fan with a blade span of 30” will suit for utility rooms, bathrooms or breakfast nooks. A bedroom or a living room requires a device with 50” to 60” blade span.
When you have specified the size of your future ceiling fan, it is time to think about its controls. A remote control is the best option because of its convenience. If you have high ceilings or the fan is installed in difficult-to-reach areas, having a chain-control would be impossible to use. Moreover, there are various types of remote controls that certainly have an option to fit your needs. The most common remotes are the wall panels and handled controls. The only difference of a handled remote from any other type is that you won’t have to get up to change the operating speed or switch the ceiling fan off. The rest of the features that all types of controls provide are pretty much similar.
After specifying the control option for your future fan you can start thinking about its design and installation. Having a fan with a design that will match the current décor of the room is always a benefit. Besides, selecting a fan of the suitable color option is not that difficult as it may seem. It also doesn’t cost more, since almost all brands today offer the same ceiling fans in various finishes.
The installation of a ceiling fan is a factor that requires your attention. Small devices can be mounted with the accessories that were included in their kit. To install bigger fans in larger rooms, extra mounting supplies may be needed. For example, if a ceiling is too high for the fan, you might require a downrod for a correct installation. If you don’t know what type of downrod to select and can’t perform the installation by yourself, it is always better to hire a professional.
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