Ceiling fans are wonderfully dynamic in both their fashion and utility. Functionally, they create a brilliant airflow that proves essential in both hot and cold climates. During summer months, it will create a cooling breeze necessary during the heat. Winter time, a fan will circulate the warm air that rises to your ceiling. In both cases, installing a ceiling fan in your home will greatly reduce your energy costs and enhance the efficiency of your home with the natural breeze.
Ceiling fans are paramount in establishing the décor of a room – installing in a central location instantly attracts glances and a beautiful fan will certainly keep people talking. Littmanbros.com is an authorized distributor of all the top ceiling fan manufacturers in the industry.
Fans come in a variety of sizes and choosing the proper fan blade length depends on the dimensions of the room it is being placed. Smaller rooms should have a fan with a blade length of 45 inches or less, while large rooms can have fans with a blade length up to 55 inches – open areas can have even larger fans.
Things to Consider
There are numerous factors when selecting an appropriate ceiling fan for a room. While the size and hanging height of the ceiling fan are important specifications to consider to maximize the productivity of a fan, there are also several other aspects to consider. Here is a purchasing guide to ensure you select a fan with great value:
Airflow: Airflow of a ceiling fan is measures in Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM); the higher the number the better the airflow. Anything above 4500CFM is good. High performance Ceiling Fans will typically be 5200CFM and above.
Energy Consumption: The energy consumption for ceiling fans is measured in Watts – High Performance Ceiling fans will generally consume around 70Watts; measurements will exclude the use of a light kit.
Efficiency: The efficiency of a ceiling fan is measure as Cubic Feet per Minute per Watts – CFM / Airflow.
Controls: While Control Type is often an afterthought, selecting the right control will make use much more convenient. The three control types are Wall Control, Remote Control and Pull Chain Control. Remote Controls are generally recommended for bedroom ceiling fans since it removes the need to get up to make an adjustment; Pull Chain controls are recommended when they are easily accessible. If the ceiling fan is above a table or installed on a high ceiling, it is recommended to use a Wall Control.
Blade Pitch: Blade Pitch significantly determines the amount of airflow a ceiling fan will produce; fans with a greater blade pitch will often times have better airflow.
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