What factors should be considered when choosing ceiling fan?
When choosing a ceiling fan for your home, you’ll want to take into account the size of the room, the height of the ceilings, and the climate. You’ll also want to consider your personal preferences in terms of style and function.
What is the difference between a flush mount and a downrod ceiling fan?
Flush mount ceiling fans are designed to be mounted directly to the ceiling, while downrod ceiling fans are designed to be hung from a downrod. Flush mount ceiling fans are more compact and less obtrusive, while downrod ceiling fans provide more airflow.
Is using a ceiling fan more environmentally friendly that using air conditioning?
It is! In the sense that using a ceiling fan can help cut down on your air conditioner or heating use, thereby lowering the amount of electricity your home consumes. Generally, using a ceiling fan can help offset your thermostat by up to four degrees in either direction. Meaning that you can comfortably set your thermostat four degrees higher in the summer, and four degrees lower in the winter. Keep in mind that using a ceiling fan does still use electricity, but it is on part with the electricity used by a standard light bulb. In other words, it doesn’t use all that much!
Which way should fans turn in the summertime?
The primary function of a ceiling fan, in any season, is to circulate air throughout your room. While this does not really cool the air, it can help a room feel more comfortable as warm or cold air will no longer be stationary. During the summer months, you should set your fan to rotate counter-clockwise. This will push the air downwards and create a windchill effect as it brushed by you.