With the arrival of summer, our focus shifts towards ceiling fans to combat the scorching heat. They are an integral part of modern homes. Installing a ceiling fan keeps a check on the monthly energy bill. At the same time, it circulates air throughout the room, reducing its temperature. Apart from keeping us cool, ceiling fans add to the aesthetics of the room.
Next time you go about purchasing a new ceiling fan, make a well-informed decision after checking out the various types of ceiling fans available in the market. Know their functionalities.
Outdoor ceiling fans
Some of the ceiling fans are best for outdoors. They come with added features. Outdoor ceiling fans can be classified as damp rated and wet rated.
Damp rated ceiling fans are not designed to work at a location where they would be exposed directly to water. They are prone to damages due to humidity and are best installed in covered areas like porches and patios.
Wet rated ceiling fans, on the other hand, can withstand heavy shower and strong winds. Their all-weather blades are resistant to warping. They come in exotic designs and are easy to clean. All you need to do is choose from among various outlandish styles, a fan proportional to the size of your space. The ceiling fan should be able to match the color, décor, and style of your space.
Indoor ceiling fans
There are a huge variety of indoor fans to choose from.
Dual motor ceiling fans: The name dual motor is self-explanatory. These are fans with two motors. Motors are attached to each of the two horizontal rods stemming from a vertical rod suspended from the hook of the ceiling. Both the horizontal rods are attached with own fan heads.
They are used with the objective of adding to the home décor and each of them can be set at its own speed. They come with the potency to circulate a greater amount of air throughout the room. Always check out for manufacturer’s specifications to figure out if they can be used as damp or wet rated fans.
Remote controlled fans: We are all aware of remote controlled air conditioning machines in our homes. Have you heard of remote controlled fans? Most of the modern ceiling fans that are manufactured keeping in mind the current lifestyle and modern homes come with a remote control.
They are ideal for people who cannot reach out to pull the cords of traditional fans or want to control the settings without having to reach out to the switch board. You can use your remote control to adjust the speed of the fan blades. You can even change the direction of the blades.
Light mounted fans: Some fans come with the option of lights attached to the base of the head. You can use the remote control to switch on the lights as well. Remote controlled fans are best-suited for huge rooms, large auditoriums and public places.
Chandelier fans: While we are discussing the option of lights attached to ceiling fans, how can we forget the chandelier fans? The outlandish chandelier fans serve as lighting as well as a cooling device. Chandelier fans are best kept in spacious homes or public places like fine-dining restaurants to add to the aesthetics of the room. Some of the chandelier lights have hidden fan blades while others come with embellishment around the fan blades.
Energy saving fans: While buying a fan or any other electrical or electronic equipment, you should check the energy star rating to figure out the energy consumption. This is directly related to your monthly energy budget and all of us want to cut back on it to the extent possible.
In terms of federal standards, an energy star rating indicates 20 to 30 percent less consumption of energy on a unit. Installing an energy star ceiling fan helps you reduce your energy consumption in the long run and preserves the environment.