How do you choose the perfect ceiling fan for your home? There are countless options and factors to think about.
Speck Family Electric is ready to help you out – here are our suggestions of the most important things to consider when choosing the right fan.
The Right Size
One of the most important considerations when it comes to picking the perfect ceiling fan is to get the right size according to the room. The reason this is so vital is because there is a large range of blade spans when it comes to ceiling fans – between 24 and 80 inches.
So for a ceiling fan in a very large room, you likely want to go with a fan with a blade span between 60 and 80 inches. This is because you want the fan to not only fit the space properly in terms of function but also looks. If you’re having trouble figuring out the right size, remember that there should always be a minimum of 18 to 24 inches of clearance on all sides of the fan after installation. If the room you’re fitting a fan for is huge, you may also want to consider installing more than one fan.
The Ceiling Height
Another important consideration – ceiling height. When shopping for a fan, you don’t want to get one that will hang too low (or sit too high) in your room. That’s why you need to consider the height of your ceiling, as it will inform the best fan model for the room.
If you’re shopping for a ceiling fan for an average-height ceiling, you likely can simply use the manufacturer-supplied hanging rod for installation. But you never want to assume you have an average-height ceiling – you should always measure. The average ceiling height is around nine-foot, give or take. Measuring will ensure you pick up the right model, whether it’s a “ceiling hugger” or a model with an extension rod.
The Perfect Placement
If you’re looking to install a new ceiling fan into your home, you need to also consider the placement. Contrary to popular belief, ceiling fans don’t lower room temperature. Rather, they cool the room by creating a nice breeze. So, to be able to feel the breeze and be happy with your purchase, you’ll want to make sure the fan is placed exactly right.
You’ll get the most out of a new fan when it’s installed in high-traffic areas where you and your family spend a lot of time. Good areas include bedrooms, family rooms, and kitchens. Consider the spot carefully before hiring out for the installation.
Light or No Light
Some ceiling fans also double as lighting fixtures. Is this something you want? If you already have natural or artificial lighting in a room where you’re installing the fan in, you might not want the fan to come with a light fixture. However, if you want to add light to the area, then one with a light fixture will be best suited for you.
There are hundreds of styles of ceiling fans to choose from, with options for every budget and taste.
The most popular choice nowadays is a sleek, white fan to blend in with the ceiling. However, it all comes down to individual taste and the style of your home. If your home is more contemporary, a stylish black fan can be a fun feature in a living room, while heritage homes can look fantastic with an antique brass or timber fan. Just keep in mind that trends can come and go over time, so an especially trendy fan might look dated in a few years. But if the style of fan you choose makes you happy – that’s all that matters!
Don’t forget to think about how you’d prefer to control your ceiling fan. There are various different control options for ceiling fans today, including wall switch, remote, or the old-fashioned pull chain. You may not think it’s all that necessary, but if you want to change the fan setting in the middle of the night, you probably don’t want to get out of bed. Different control options work for different people and even different rooms in the house. You might want a remote control bedroom fan, but a wall switch for the living room fan.
Ceiling Fan Installation – Let the Pros Handle it
Once you pick out your perfect ceiling fan, it’s time to install it. For this process, we recommend getting professionals to install it for you. Why? It’s crucial to make sure your fan is installed properly, that the warranty isn’t voided, and most importantly, that your fan is safe to use. If you make a mistake, you could deal with loud noises or worse, the fan and your ceiling could collapse on you.
Choose Speck Family Electric for your quality ceiling fan installation. We promise to complete the job with your safety and the safety of your home in mind. After all, our experienced team takes pride in performing reliable services and getting each job done safely and efficiently. We service those in Sparta, Spencer, Smithville, Pikeville, McMinnville, Lebanon, Crossville, Cookeville, and Baxter.