by Mike Spencer
Are you craving some air flow in
your house? Is the air conditioner running as hard as it can go but it still
feels stuffy and hot in your house? Try installing a ceiling fan and see if it
will give you some relief. Ceiling fans create air flow in a highly decorative
way. They are many different varieties of ceiling fans these days. The choices
can be overwhelming. How do you decide what kind of fan and what size you need?
You first need to measure the room where the ceiling fans home will be. Your
room size dictates the fan blade size. The small the room, the smaller the blade
you will need on the fan. The larger the room, the larger the fan blade you
need. For optimum airflow, ceiling fans should be hung no higher than seven to
eight feet from the floor. This measurement will dictate the kind of mount you
will need to purchase for your fan. The blade pitch dictates how efficiently the
fan blades move air. The steeper the pitch the more air the blades will move in
Are you purchasing a fan primarily for air flow or is it going to be the focal
point of your room as well? If you are just going for air flow you can choose
any fan that blends with your room.
If you want the fan to blend with the room, you probably want to choose one of
the ceiling fans that will blend in with your ceiling to avoid taking focus from
your room. If you want a great focal point for your room, you are going to be
excited when you go to the home improvement store and see the wonderful
selection of ceiling fans that are available.
There are ceiling fans for every mood you want to create. They make ceiling fans
that look like bamboo fans, shells and many, many other styles. The motor
housing's are available in many different materials as well. They are available
in brushed steel, white, brass, bronze, copper, wood grain and other finishes.
The blades come in many different shapes, as well as materials such as a metal
finish, faux wood, bamboo, fabrics and many paint colors.
If you live in location where you see three or four seasons a reversible fan may
be right for you. In the summer your ceiling fans can be set to draw the warm
air up away from you while in the winter you can reverse the fan blade direction
to push the warm air that collects near the ceiling down to where you are.
Did you know that you can save money on your electric bill by using ceiling
fans? It is an inexpensive way to save you approximately 10-15% on your electric
bill each year. Ceiling fans range in price from around $100 to over $1000
depending upon the finish and style. Ceiling fans can be usually installed in
just a few hours using the easy to follow instructions included with the fan or
you can pay someone to install it for you. So give it a try and install ceiling
fans all through your house!
Mike has been involved with interior decorating for several years, having first
got the bug when he designed and decorated his own house. He now offers his own
home design tips and helpful advice. Find out more at his site
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