1. When choosing your ceiling fan, remember that you’re choosing both a cost-effective appliance as well as a work of art. Ceiling fans are among the first things noticed upon entering a room and should be picked based on both decorative aesthetics and the fan’s performance. For a great example, see the Hunter Paxton Ceiling Fan, Casblanca Panama XLP Ceiling Fan, or Emerson Carrera Grande Ceiling Fan.
2. For maximum airflow and optimal performance, be sure to take into account these four basic guidelines when choosing your fan:
- Area of Blade: The length, width, and surface area of the blades greatly effects airflow and needs to be matched with your needs.
- Revolutions per minute (RPM): With multiple factors involved, the more rotations a fan performs in a minute does not necessarily mean greater airflow.
- Blade Span: The reaching diameter of the fan’s blades is imperative to the fan’s performance.
- Blade Pitch: A greater amount of airflow will be achieved with a greater blade angle (pitch); however, a more powerful motor is required for optimum blade pitch.
Ceiling Fans Save Energy…and Money
In warm seasons, you can save up to 40% on your air conditioning bill by raising your thermostat and putting on your fans. The wind created from fans can cool a room up to seven degrees and takes less energy than running a 100-watt light bulb.
In colder seasons, you can save that same money on your heating bill by running your fan in reverse and causing the hot air to fall from the ceiling and warm your home.
No matter which way you look at it, running ceiling fans, like the Hunter Newport Ceiling Fan, Casblanca Concentra Ceiling Fan, or Monte Carlo Cyclone Ceiling Fan, is low-cost and energy-efficient. With rising energy costs, ceiling fans are the perfect solution to keeping comfortable in your home.
The majority of ceiling fans are created for the standard 8-foot ceiling. When installing a fan, you should make sure that the blades are no lower than 7 feet from the floor. If your ceiling is lower that eight feet, consider a hugger style or close to the ceiling ceiling fan.
If necessary, you can use extended downrods (for high ceilings) and/or mounting kits (for sloped ceilings over 30 degrees and up to 45 degrees.)