There have never been more choices or styles available in ceiling fans. Your LED One Distribution team has some tips for you to consider when buying your next ceiling fan. Making the right choice in fans will enable you to enjoy them for years to come.
Ceiling fans today are more than functional. Wherever they are placed can make a strong statement to show off your style. Ceiling fans are usually in the center of the room, where their impact is the greatest.
Today there are lots of style options. Ceiling fans can are available in a wide range of styles. Choices range from industrial to modern, contemporary to ornate, Colonial to Scandinavian. There are a lot more options than what you’ll typically find in a big box store. Check around to get a good feel for what is available, what fits your home and expresses who you are.
Choose the Right Fan for the Right Location
Make sure you check the UL rating for of a fan. While most fans are installed in homes they can also be used in areas that have damp or humid environments. Covered patios, or outdoors are examples of damp or wet environments. The UL rating will be an indicator of where the fan can be installed.
Installing a fan intended for inside use in a home can result in the fan breaking down sooner than intended. Blades can warp, sag and bend. If you are looking at a humid or wet environment make sure the fan’s assembly will prevent water from getting inside.
Ceiling Fans Can Save Energy All Year
Choose a fan that is energy saving and has a reversible fan. New energy efficient motors can use 1/3 the energy as traditional motors.
Circulating air can drop the temperature feel of a room by seven degrees. You can set your thermostat higher in the summer, as the fans will make the room feel cooler. In the winter, reversing the direction of the fan will draw the warm air in the ceiling area downward, warming the room rather than cooling it.
To drop your energy usage even further, LED lights are available in a wide range of styles. LED’s use very little energy and have an average lifespan of 50,000 hours. Using LED bulbs will significantly reduce how frequently the bulbs will need to be changed.
Check How Much Air the Fan Will Move
Ceiling fans now show the cubic feet per minute (CFM’s) of air that a fan can move. A large room will need a higher CFM than a smaller bedroom. You don’t want the fan to blow you out of a small bedroom, or be too small to help in a larger room.
Ask what guarantees apply to the fan you’ve chosen. A limited lifetime warranty will usually apply to the motor. If you choose an Energy Star fan the motor is required to have a 30-year warranty and a 1-year warranty on the components.
Most manufacturers are producers of a wide range of fans at various price points. They’ll produce low-end fans that may use particle board for blades and lighter duty motors. Higher-end fans will use more quality materials in their blades and motors and may have more control options.
Call Us If We Can Help
LED One Distribution carries a wide range of styles in LED lighting. Our team can help you find the right LED bulb to increase your fans energy efficiency. You’ll really appreciate extending the frequency between bulb changes, and finding the perfect style for your fan. Give us a call if we can help. That’s what we’re here for.