How to Buy a Ceiling Fan
When purchasing a ceiling, you certainly want to find the most suitable for your needs, and to find the right one, you need to consider all the necessary factors other than just looking at the finish and style, which is why you should follow the following guidelines whenever purchasing one.
To begin with, you should first determine where the fan installation will be done and this exercise will involve classification of the ceiling fans into two groups namely the outdoor fans, which are specially designed to adapt well to changes in the weather patterns and availability of elements such as water, where you can either use the wet listed fan in areas where the fan is in direct contact with water, or the damp listed fan in locations that the fan is covered from water, and the second group would be the indoor ceiling fan, which do not have any special design features, apart from the ones to be used in locations where there may be humidity like the bathroom, where you can use the damp listed ceiling fans.
Next after determining the location and finding the suitable fan based on this location, you should then determine the ceiling fan size that you should purchase seeing that the ceiling fans come in different sizes, and selection of these suitable size is based on the location’s area, which can be calculated by just multiplying the length by the width, which will help you a great deal in finding the right ceiling because the different size options available come with a recommendation of area of effectiveness.
Next after determining your suitable size, you need to find the mounting type you need to use, in which case you can use the extended down road mounting, hugger mount, or the standard mounting and for the low ceilings, which are 7 to 9 feet high, you need a low profile fan that are installed closer to the ceiling without the need of using the down road, while for the standard ceilings, which are 8 to 9 feet high, you would need a short down rod, and for the high ceilings, the down rod should be longer, and all these will ensure that the fan is installed at a minimum of 7 feet above the floor but for the metallic bladed fans, they should be installed 10 feet above.
Lastly, you should consider the controls you want to use for your fans since it is important to choose the fan with the suitable controls for you and come in types of wall controls, suitable for families with kids, handheld remote controls that is suitable if you want to control from any range, the two in one ,which combines both of these controls, or the pull chain which extends from the fan.
How to Buy a Ceiling Fan