All ceiling fans aren’t created equal and therefore shouldn’t be treated as such. But how can you determine what type is best for your home? Choosing the right fan depends on many factors, like the lighting you need in the specific room, the location, the ceiling height and many other things. These are the types of ceiling fans that you should know for your home!
Ceiling Fans for Indoor Use
When it comes to choosing a fan to go inside the home, the options are vast, and it can be hard to determine the differences between them. Standard ceiling fans are the most common type to be installed in homes, as you can tell by the name. They can come in many styles to accommodate any room design and theme. These are attached by a metal pipe connected to the motor and mounting bracket in the ceiling.
If you have a more urban home or a place with lower ceilings like a condo, a low-profile fan may be a better choice. Also called hugger fans, these are installed directly onto the mounting bracket making the blades closer to the ceiling. Are you looking to save energy with your new fan? Well, a model with an energy star rating means it includes aerodynamic blades and even an energy-efficient motor so it can operate with less power.
Stay Cool With These Outdoor Fans
Outdoor fans are a huge hit because they can give a little breeze to a hot summer day. It’s important to understand that indoor fans cannot be installed outside, even if the area is closed in. Outdoor fan models are necessary for outside conditions and they are made to withstand things like moisture, humidity, and the weather.
Wet rated fans are specifically made to withstand weather, even if the area is partially covered. These models have been certified safe to use even after exposure to precipitation. Damp fans are for covered areas like sunrooms and covered porches, for they are not able to handle direct exposure to liquid, but they can handle humidity.
Some ceiling fan features can be found in both indoor and outdoor models. Dual motored ceiling fans can add a great amount of decoration into the space, and since they circulate air in a specific direction, they can cover a wider area. Remote-controlled fans are a perfect selection for someone who may not be able to reach the fan to adjust the speeds and lighting. These types of fans can also be used in homes with high ceilings.
Ceiling fans not only help keep your energy bill down, but they can add design to your space and even be a light source while keeping the air in your home circulating. Looking for someone to help install new fans in your home or replace an old one?
Contact Colvin Electric for ceiling fan installation and all of your electrical needs!