With Summer right around the corner, keeping your space cool is more important than ever. Here’s how to pick a ceiling fan that fits your space!
Did you know ceiling fans were first invented in the late 1800s? Attaching fan blades to a sewing machine motor, there was only 1 fan style to choose from.
Luckily, today ceiling fans have evolved into stylish masterpieces. The right fan can bring together an entire room, while also keeping it cool!
However, with an almost endless amount of options to choose from, how can you know what ceiling fan is right for you? If you’re getting ready to purchase a ceiling fan, you’re in the right place.
Read on to find out how to pick a ceiling fan that’s perfect for your space.
How to Pick a Ceiling Fan
The first step in learning how to pick a ceiling fan is deciding what features matter to you. Here’s a shortlist of fan features you should consider:
- Strength of airflow
- Easy cleaning options
- Ability to reverse airflow
- Ability to change speeds
If your ceiling fan is going to be in a large room, make sure it has enough range to cool the entire space. Next, you’ll also want to consider how noisy the fan will be. If you’re looking for a fan that’s quiet and powerful check out a leaf ceiling fan design.
Warranties and Reviews
After considering features such as airflow and noise, look for good warranty options. There’s nothing worse than investing in a new fan, only to have it fall out of warranty right when it begins to fail. When you are ready to pick a ceiling fan, look for brands that have a long lifespan. We suggest reading user reviews online before making a purchase.
Next, think about how easy it will be to clean the fan design that you want. Will you be able to reach every spot of the ceiling fan, or will you need to buy special cleaning tools? We suggest choosing a ceiling fan style that’s both safe and easy to clean.
Adjustable Speed and Airflow
Being able to adjust the speeds means never having to deal with a fan that’s too weak or too strong. Along with adjustable speeds, your fan also needs a reverse airflow option. Being able to reverse the airflow means you can more easily cool your house during the summer.
To make life easier, we suggest finding a ceiling fan option that comes with the remote control. This way, you’ll be able to adjust the speed and reverse the airflow, without having to use a ladder.
Ceiling Fan Control Options
If you decide to get a ceiling fan with the remote control, double-check what the range of the controls. If you have a large bedroom, you’ll want to get a remote control that will work from anywhere in your room. The range is also particularly important if your ceiling fan is going to be on a raised or vaulted ceiling.
Are you the type of person who loses things easily? If you’re afraid you might lose your fan’s remote control, then why not get a stationary one? Wall control fans will give you all of the same capabilities. However, instead of being mobile, the control will sit on the wall.
Standard Pull Chain
Of course, if remote controls aren’t your thing, you can always rely on a standard pull chain ceiling fan. Pull chains work best for fans that are easy to reach, such as low profile ceiling fans. Keep this in mind when you are ready to pick a ceiling fan.
Determine Your Ceiling Type
Your ceiling type and room size will help you decide how big your ceiling fan should be.
Do you have a room that has a low ceiling? If yes, then you should consider getting a low profile ceiling fan.
Ceiling fans that have a low profile are easy to install flush with your ceiling. By making the fan flush with the ceiling, you can maximize your space.
If your ceiling height is average, then you could get a standard ceiling fan. A standard ceiling fan requires a down rod for installation. Instead of lying flat, you’ll have a little bit of space between the blades and the ceiling.
Next, for rooms with higher-than-average ceilings, consider getting an extended down rod. Similar to a standard fan, the extended down rod will hang down, except a little lower. The fan blades will have a nice amount of space between the ceiling and their resting place.
Finally, sometimes ceilings will sit at an incline. For rooms with a sloped ceiling, you’ll need to find a fan that has a sloped ceiling fan adapter. Look for ceiling angles that are compatible with your room to find the perfect adapter.
Ceiling Fan Designs and Finishes
As you begin exploring the different styles of ceiling fans, look for outdoor rated fans. Outdoor rated ceiling fans are more durable and will have a longer lifespan.
Don’t let the name fool you, just because a fan is outdoor-rated that doesn’t mean it’s only for outside use. There are plenty of outdoor rated ceiling fan styles that can make a home’s interior come to life.
Consider the Theme of Your Room
Before you pick a ceiling fan, think about the room that you’ll be putting it in. Picture the fan in the room and try to imagine how it will help bring the room’s theme together. Modern, country, rustic, and more, there’s countless designs and styles for ceiling fans.
Is the ceiling fan is going to be in a room that has a rustic farmhouse theme? For a barnyard feel, find a ceiling fan that has a cabin in the woods type of style. For instance, you could buy a rustic drum style ceiling fan, with a bronze outdoorsy finish.
Are you planning on putting your fan in a room with a more modern theme? Consider getting a fan with sleek, silver metallic blades, to discretely cool the room.
Stay Cool in Style
Now you know how to pick a ceiling fan that will work best with your room. When you take the time to choose the perfect fan, you’ll be able to stay cool in style.
Are you ready to find more ways to bring your house to life? Go ahead and check out the rest of this site for tips on revamping your home this spring!