Ceiling fans are one of the most widely used appliances in the building industry. They have so many features attached to them that you are bound to find one that makes sense for your home. Ceiling fans can run both forward and backward. One will push the air down from the ceiling and the other will pull the air up from the floor. This, coupled with its affordable price, can save on heating and cooling costs as seasons change.
Besides functionality, ceiling fans can add to the ambiance of a room and can fit in almost any decor.
Blades come in all kinds of colors for children’s rooms, can be made of many material styles and can bring the look of fun or sophistication while still achieving the results it was purchased for.
- When purchasing a ceiling fan there are important features to consider. The size of the fan does matter and fitting the right fan can make all the difference when trying to cool or properly move air around a room.
- If your house has multiple ceiling fans in one room, or even in several rooms, there are some things you should know that will help keep them functioning properly. The motors that turn the blades are subject to heat, so if your ceiling fan calls for oil,
make sure it is oiled as the manufacturer suggests. Periodically cleaning the blades will help cut down drag caused by the air, and the dust that collects. This will help keep the blades balanced. With the quality of construction being what it is, the balance should not be an issue; however, keeping a scheduled maintenance routine will help keep your fans in top shape.
Height from Ceiling
Your fan’s blades need to be at about 10 to 12 inches from the ceiling to produce the best airflow. If your fan is too close or too far from the ceiling it won’t move as much air. If you have vaulted ceilings you’ll want to add a longer downrod so the blades are about 8 to 9 feet from the floor.
Where To Put A Ceiling Fan
If you have a room in the house that already has a ceiling light fixture, a ceiling fan can be installed in its place. In some cases, some reinforcement of the electrical box may be needed. If the ceiling does not have a ceiling fixture and there is an attic above the room adding an electrical box is a relatively simple installation for a qualified electrician.
A ceiling fan is often used in many homes with central air conditioning. The fans allow the cool air to move around more easily and the air conditioning system to work more efficiently.
If you ever thought of installing a ceiling fan or want some more information on types and sizes available to fit a specific room in your house don’t hesitate to give us a call.