Tips On Buying Ceiling Fans
Any residence, small or large, can benefit from the aesthetic appeal and functionality of ceiling fans. Most homeowners install a ceiling fan in their living rooms because it can make the surroundings more breezy and comfortable. However, there are people who just want to accessorize their homes with ceiling fans.
A simple ceiling fine can make a house classy as it adds to the general aesthetic look of a house. However, ceiling fans that have very intricate designs should be avoided especially in small spaces as it will create a cramped look for your house.
The best ceiling fans to go for are those that match your house walls and overall interior design. A ceiling fan with an adjustable light fixture can add elegance to an otherwise drab family room. It can provide comfort to living rooms where members of the family congregate and enjoy each other’s presence.
Most ceiling fans are easy to install and generally do not require an expert. Almost all ceiling fans carry with them an instruction manual for the installation and you only need simple logic to understand them. However, if you are not the do-it-yourself kind of person then you may opt to hire a professional ceiling fan installer. You have to pay extra cash for this.
There are ceiling fans that can be operated using a string attached to it. Some ceiling fans can be operated through a switch that can be installed in the most strategic part of the room. Ceiling fans have speed regulators which can be easily adjusted using the string or the switch.
Ceiling fan blades can easily accumulate dust. It is advisable to wipe the blades of your ceiling fan at least once a month to make sure that you and your family members are breathing fresh air and not dust mites. You can also clean the hard-to-reach parts of the ceiling fan with a vacuum cleaner. However, if you do not have these cleaning gadgets then a clean soft rag will do.
Before purchasing your ceiling fans though, do a little research and ask the sales clerk if the ceiling fan unit you have chosen has forward and reverse features. Most ceiling fans should ideally come with these features because the forward feature is responsible for blowing the air downward. This will enable you to feel the air when standing below the fan. The reverse function will allow the air to rotate and distribute the air above and you will not feel any air when you are standing below the fan.
These features are important during seasonal changes. During winter, you do not need much direct air flowing down so it is more practical to have the fan in reverse mode so the air will just rotate and be distributed in the surroundings. When it is summertime, adjusting the function to forward mode will provide you more air below to cool you up.