We almost have the warmth and above all the good that entails: longer days, vacation, terraces, beach … but also with the bad: sweat, sleepless nights, etc. A ceiling fan is one of the best solutions to the ravages of heat: it is a much cheaper and environmentally friendly air-conditioning solution. Click here for the best ceiling fan for the bedroom.
Buy ceiling fan: things to consider
When buying a ceiling fan, there are some things to keep in mind. They are 4:
- Room size and size ceiling fan
- Ceiling fan with light or without light
- Brand and technical characteristics: noise, power, etc.
- Decorative style
Let’s take a brief look at each point
What room am I going to use?
Important for several reasons, the main one is that depending on the size of the room, need a ceiling fan of a certain power and length of blades.
A larger room needs a ceiling fan with longer blades. Also important is the fan blade number: the more blades are, the more breezes are generated.
Keep in mind that not because a ceiling fan is larger or has longer blades will work better: if we put a fan which is too large in a small room it can cause excessive wind, coming to disturb.
Relationship square meters of the high ceilings room – ceiling fan diameter
Until 6m² ceiling fan diameter of 76cm or less
Among 6m² and 13m²: between 76cm and 105cm
Between 13m² and 19m²: between 105cm and 130cm
Over 19m²: More than 130cm
As a rule, a ceiling fan is to be installed at least 2.20 m from floors. Keep in mind one thing: against larger the diameter of the blades, the more air generates less electricity consumed, so it is much better to opt for the biggest fan possible for our room type (without going over, how and we have discussed).
Ceiling Fan with light or without light?
Ceiling fans with light are very practical especially in new homes: furniture allows us to have two in one: lamp + fan.
There are three types of ceiling fans with light:
Ceiling fans: a single light source (usually between 50 and 60W power). This light will not be enough to give a powerful light to the room, so surely need other light bulbs type table lamps or standing.
Lampshades ceiling fans: these are between 2 and 4 points of light, which already get a much more powerful than the previous lighting.
Ceiling fans outbreak: also with between 2 and 4 spotlights. The advantage over fans lampshade is that we can install all kinds of bulbs (halogen, low consumption, led type, etc.)
The light in this type of ceiling fans can be operated in two ways:
Chain: increasingly used by how uncomfortable it has to get up every time to turn on or off the fan / light
Remote control: most common solution.
Of course, we recommend the remote control. Furthermore, it should be noted that in those models that do not include one, can be purchased controls “universal” distance.
The most important ones are:
What we have said: a large diameter fan turning slowly is better than a small spinning. The long blades move more air and consume less. Also, it also is linked to the next point.
Silent ceiling fan
The other key point in this regard is the quality of materials and design of the fan, so we always recommend buying ceiling fans recognized brands.
The 3 types of materials most used today are plastic, wood and steel.
Each has its advantages and disadvantages: the wood gives a more rustic and elegant touch but is the most fragile material (can be deformed with moisture or heat, for example). The metal is stronger, but many people are afraid (the most dangerous materials in case of an accident). Plastic is the best solution.