Ceiling fans are most essential appliances for surviving the summer. These are budget friendly, low in energy consumption and the ceiling fans add a sophisticated look. As there are plenty manufacturers in the market offering a wide range of verities, you may be left startled as which one you should go for! To help you with the initial hiccups we have come up with detailed information on the same. 

Energy Efficiency

Ceiling fans consume low energy depending on its features. A ceiling fan may require 30-75 watts. DC motor fans and the Energy Star-Rated fans are good because these do not need much energy to work. According to surveys, the Energy Star-Rated fans use 15%-20% less energy. While the DC motors being light weight and smaller require less energy.

Price

Ceiling fans are widely popular for their low price. You can buy a ceiling fan for as low as $40 dollars or lesser. Check out for promotional offers to cut down the price. The price range varies depending on the added features, blade size, and the material. If you want a ceiling fan without added decorations, it can come cheaper than you have imagined.

Airflow

The ceiling fan blades are responsible for the airflow. The number of the blades can vary from three to five, four being the most common. Remember that a fan with large blades and less in number offer better airflow. More number of blades, less the airflow because there is no space to capture the air.

A fan running at a low speed can give airflow of 1,250 CFM with an efficiency of 155 cfm/W. When it is running at a medium speed the airflow should be 3,000 CFM with an efficiency of 100 cfm/W, finally, when running at the highest speed, should allow airflow of 5,000 CFM and an efficiency of 75 cfm/W.

To select a blade size you need to first take a look at your room and do some basic calculations. Know the room size, the height of the ceiling from the floor. A 52-inch bladed fan is good for a room of 400 sq ft. Ensure a gap of 8-10 inches and 18 between the blades and the ceiling and blades and walls respectively.

Height of the Ceiling vs. downrods

The height of the ceiling is important to find out if your fan needs a downrod. See if the distance between the blades and floor is minimum 7 ft. If your room has a low ceiling (below 8 ft) there is no need of a downrod, a flush mount application is good enough. For a house with more than 8 ft distance between the ceiling and the floor, you can select a downrod accordingly. A downrod of 12-18 inches go along with a ceiling of 10 ft. You can ask the store owner or an expert to find out what is the best length for the downrod for your ceiling fan.

Lights

Most of the top ceiling fans accompany lights. Lights can extend the energy consumption, therefore, when you selecting a ceiling fan light, see what kind of lights these are and what would be approximate electric consumption. We suggest our readers to go for LED lights for their energy saving quality.

Control

To extend the comfort level of the consumers ceiling fans also come with remote controls. Remember, any added feature will make your life easy but there is a cost involved in the process as well. Remote controlled ceiling fans are convenient for bedrooms, so you don’t have to get up each time to change the fan speed.

Some manufacturers also offer wall control to operate the fan speed. It is ideal for dining halls and kitchens.

For low ceiling users pull chain is good to operate the fan speed.

Style & Finish

There are plenty styles you will find from the store. As a rule of thumb, the style largely controls the price. If you want a simple ceiling fan with no added style you can get it at a cheaper price. More elaborate design means more money.

 

 
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