Choosing a ceiling fan to cool you down can be a great option when you don’t need heavy duty cooling or simply needing that extra feature piece to style your room.
Here are some of the things that you might want to consider for choosing the best ceiling fan for your needs.
Choosing the right ceiling fan size for your room is one of the most important factors to consider. For example, if you had a small fan trying to cool a large room it would have to work much harder to get the air flow going, while having a large fan in a small room may be uncomfortable due to the excessive air flow.
The general rule of thumb, for a small room (up to 20 square meters) the recommended ideal sizes are 36” – 48”. For larger rooms you would be looking at 52’’ or more depending on how large the room is.
As for the number of blades on the fans, there is actually no difference in performance or their ability to cool the room. It is very unlikely that you will ever notice the difference between the number of blades on the fans.
When noise is a factor in determining your next ceiling fan, then the material should be considered as different materials can have a varying amount of noise generated from the blades.
Wood or plastic materials is known to be slightly quieter, whereas steel material can be nosier however it really also depends on the quality of the motor, design, size and shape of the blade.
Ceiling Fans runs off a motor that are either Alternating Current (AC) or Direct Current (DC). The difference is the direction of the electrical current, AC current flows in a reverse direction and DC flows only in one direction.
AC motored fans are connected directly to your home AC power source which provides the force that rotates the motor of the fan. DC motored fans are a newer technology that converts the connected AC power source into DC via a transformer inside the fan. Having DC powered motor uses much less power than AC powered motors.
- DC motors can run at much less energy than AC motored – it can run be up to 70% less than the typical AC ceiling fan.
- It is a better choice if saving the monthly energy bill is a requirement since it uses less energy than AC.
- DC motors has more controller over the current flow, it results in the fan having more speed options your average AC fan.
- DC ceiling fans on average weigh less than the AC ceiling fans due to the DC motor being less bulky.
- Due to the DC fans being lighter and slimmer the designs tend to have a sleeker look that can be used to style your room.
- The DC motor is generally much quieter than your AC motor.
- AC motored ceiling fans tend to be simpler to produce as there isn’t the need to convert the current, hence AC fans are the more affordable and cost-friendly choice.
- If you prefer to be able to control your fan in a variety of different ways, then AC is the better option as it typically has more control options (i.e., remote control, wall panel and simple chain switch). Whereas DC usually only has the remote-control option.
- AC ceiling fans have been around for much longer than DC ceiling fans, therefore there are a wider range of designs for AC fans on the market than DC fans.
Light and Remote
A lot of fans nowadays comes with a fitted light or has an option without a light, this comes into consideration when you need the practical use of both cooling and lighting up your room. Some may consider the without light option as it may give a sleeker design or look that they are trying to achieve when styling a room.
With the fitted light option some fans may also come with a further lighting option of either LED or Colour Changing Technology (CCT) light.
With LED lights they usually come in a single light temperature which determines the actual colour of the light. For example, temperatures of around 3000k is typically a warmer white whereas temperatures around 5000k becomes a cooler white.
If you are unsure of what temperature or colour of light to go for then the recommended option is to go with CCT light as it gives you the ability to choose the light temperature providing you flexibility. The temperature you are able to change will differ based on the model and design of the ceiling fan.
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