Hampton Bay, Emerson and Hunter ceiling fans are just a few of the many manufacturers that provide consumers the best ceiling fans that can offer comfortable living environment while saving energy. They continue to add to an ever increasing selection of fans. You can find designs and styles to compliment any decor or theme in your home, from antique to contemporary to outdoor ceiling fans and even specialty kids ceiling fans. As more manufacturers join in on this booming industry prices have dropped significantly allowing many homeowners to find a fan within their budget and access to finding ceiling fan parts is much easier.
Along with a vast selection of designs and styles, ceiling fans offer exceptional energy efficiency. Leading manufacturers such as Hunter ceiling fans are producing more and more fans that meet the Energy Star rating requirements. A ceiling fan properly located could save you up to 15% on your energy bill. In the heat of the summer ceiling fans can increase the comfort level of your home, as the fan blades rotate they circulate the air causing a slight breeze thereby making the room feel cooler, even though the actual room temperature may not measure any cooler. This same basic principal of air circulation also effectively circulates warm air in your home. To help circulate the warm air during the colder winter months reverse the direction of your fan to blow the air up, this eliminates the cool draft feeling. As the warm air rises the fan assists in dispersing the air more evenly throughout the room.
Whether you decide to shop for Emerson ceiling fans, Hampton Bay ceiling fans or another reputable manufacturer there are some basics you should know before making your purchase. Ceiling fans should match the size of room they will be installed in; blade sizes can range from 24” to 60” allowing you the flexibility to find the proper fan to fit your needs. Another important aspect of the paddle is the pitch of the blade; the most common angles are around 15 degrees, the steeper the angle the greater the air force delivered to the room. The combination of the length and pitch of the blade will determine how well the fan circulates and cools the air. Most ceiling fans come with an assortment of extension down rods that will assist in placing the fan at the proper height, regardless of ceiling height.
Selecting the proper motor size for your fan is extremely important to the lifespan and overall performance of a fan. Typically motors range from 1/60 to 1/3 horsepower with the more powerful motor used in fans with larger paddle sizes and steeper blade pitches. Overheating can be an issue if you choose the wrong motor for the size of paddles, so please ensure that you match the motor to the paddle specifications. The quieter fans usually have a higher quality motor which can cost significantly more.
Some common features include ceiling fan light kits that can be a simple incandescent or halogen bulb to multiple bulbs. Shades can be made from a common metal material to Tiffany styled stained glass or even hand-cut crystal. Controlling the lighting, speed and direction of your fan can done by using the simple pull chain located on the housing, but many users are installing ceiling fan switches on the wall for convenience and the increased number of features. Remote control operation can be done by either a hand held device or a key pad located on a wall.