Have you recently bought a new house? Or are you considering refurbishing your current house and want to spruce it up a bit? Maybe lockdown has made you sick your four walls and you want a change.
Then you might decide that choosing a ceiling fan for your room is one way to go about getting the change you want. But what kind of fan should you choose and how much money should you spend.
Here’s everything you need to about choosing a ceiling fan that works for you.
1. What Is the Look Of Your Room?
The first thing you need to establish when choosing a ceiling fan is to decide what fan works with the look of your room. If you have a room with a gothic look then you might want a ceiling fan that is black or a dark color.
If, however, your room is light and airy with lots of windows then you probably want something pale like white or a light yellow.
The size of your room will also help you decide on the type of ceiling fan you want. Something too small might not work for a big room and something big might be too noisy for a small room.
Remember, choosing the right size ceiling fan is not easy so also consider hiring an interior designer to help you choose.
2. How Much Money Do You Have to Spend?
If you have a lot of money to spend then you will be able to invest in a bigger and more powerful fan and one that spins more quietly.
If your budget is limited then you might want to consider refurbishing an existing fan already to having it services by an expert. Don’t try to investigate what is wrong with your old fan yourself as you might find yourself injuring yourself trying to climb a ladder.
3. Where You Live
Another factor that will determine what you do when you are choosing a ceiling fan is where you live.
If you live in a cold state like Maine or Montana then the chances are you will only want a small fan, if you need one at all. But if you live in a state like Texas then you will most certainly want a big fan that can cool down your room when the temperature rises above 40 degrees, as it often does in the summer.
If you live in a state like California, then you might want to consider a medium-sized fan that you can use on occasions to cool your room down; the weather in California is often pleasant and not too hot.
4. You Dislike Air Conditioning
Another reason to use a fan is that you dislike air conditioning. There are many reasons for this. Air conditioning recycles the air and can spread diseases around the room.
It’s not recommended that you use air conditioning at this moment as it can help to spread the Coronavirus. Fresh air circulated by a fan is much better for you.
Furthermore, many people complain of feeling unwell in the morning with a sore throat or irritation in the nose. Air conditioners also cost a lot of money to run.
Remember that you can mix and match by having an air conditioning unit and a fan installed at once so that you have a choice about which one to use; an air conditioner used sparingly is not a risk for your health if you are not at risk from Coronavirus.
4. What Size Are You Looking For?
There are many different types of ceiling fans. Flush mount ceiling fans are designed for houses with ceilings less than 8 feet. A standard fan is designed for ceilings between 8 and 10 feet off the ground.
The issue is with the blades which are often sharp. Having a small ceiling means you need smaller blades and consideration needs to be given to the taller people amongst you. They might find that their hair is blowing about and they are too powerful for them to cope with.
Alternatively, there are also sloped fans for those with ceilings that aren’t fully flat; perhaps if you live in a penthouse apartment with angled skylights.
Do check out this site for some more information on the perfect ceiling fan size when you are making your choice.
How you control your fan is also a big consideration. Do you want multiple fans dotted around the house that you can control with a pull chain or a button next to the light switch? This is a decision you need to make during a ceiling fan installation process.
Generally having multiple smaller fans controlled by cords can create a cluttered look whereas one ceiling fan might create a better aesthetic. To control a big ceiling fan you might feel that having a button is annoying, particularly if you have a big room. Instead, you want to ask the installer to give you a remote control like you would have for an air conditioner.
With the rise in smart home technology, many new modern fans can also integrate into an Amazon Alexa or Google Home device so that all you have to do is call out and they will turn on.
Choosing a Ceiling Fan: Depends on Your Personal Taste
When it comes to choosing a ceiling fan you need to decide what you want to do for your house and that largely comes down to personal taste.
If you live in a hot state like Texas then you might find that you want to mix and match your ceiling fans with an air conditioner. If you have a bigger house then the chances are you’ll need a bigger fan.
If you are interested in learning more about choosing a ceiling fan then be sure to check out the rest of our site.