Room size is the primary factor when you want to determine the size fan for your needs. Remember that the ceiling height needs to be factored in as well. Taller ceilings can do with multiple fans as more air has to be circulated. The size room we are referring to over here is around 225 square feet.
How Do You Measure Your Ceiling Fan?
One needs to measure the blade span, which happens to be the diameter of the circle that is also called the “sweep.”
This rule of thumb would apply with a fan that has an even number of blades. Fans with an odd number need to be measured from the center of your fan to the end of the blades, then multiplied by two.
Industrial multiblade ceiling fans tend to feature an oversized look as they measure from 84 to 99-inches. However, it is their powerful airflow and style that makes them popular.
Pay attention to the angle and number of the blades when choosing a fan. There are no right answers concerning the number of blades your ceiling fans should have. Homeowners prefer aesthetics over practicality.
Regarding airflow, the blade pitch and strength of the motor are most important. It is suggested you opt for a 12 to 15-degree blade pitch to ensure optimum airflow.
Did you know that the perpendicular the pitch of your blades, the more air it will churn, similar to that of a blender or mixer?
During the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed the introduction of eight-bladed ventilators. Their primary purpose is to circulate the air in the room gently.
Getting the Height Right
Generally, experts reckon that a ventilator are at its optimal height when they are set at 8 to 9 feet higher than the ground, and 12 to 18-inches from the side of the wall. Ideally, the blades should 7-feet or higher from above the ground for safety purposes.
Low ceilings: Opt for a flush-mount or hugger ceiling fan if your ceilings are less than 8 feet tall.
Standard-height ceilings: For rooms where the ceiling height is close to 9-feet high, you can make use of a standard sized fan that features a 3 to 5-inch long downrod.
High ceilings: Make use of extended downrods to bring your ceiling fan nearer to its optimum hanging height. These are often supplied by the manufacturer of the AC, which is sold in kits. However, the longer the downrod, the more chances for the ceiling fan to wobble. It might be better to opt for multiple fans instead.
Vaulted ceilings: Many ceiling fans would hang from a sloped or vaulted ceiling are an angle of less than 21-degrees. Having said that, a good quality fan will wobble less, even after many years of use.
When it comes to the motor, experts in fan design recommend you make use of a DC motor to power your fan. Interestingly, these motors are way more cost effective as they use 70 percent less electricity than original AC motors. Furthermore, DC motors feature more speed options and are quieter. The motors may be small but have tremendous power.
During summer, the blades of your A/C would spin counterclockwise, which will blow air downwards to create a cooling-wind effect.
Reversing the direction during winter will ensure warmer air go down to the ground level to keep everyone warm.
The beauty of a modern ceiling fan are all the accessories you can use to make life easier. What comes to mind are the LED light kits in cases where the fan has no overhead light.
Then you get remote controls or wall-mounted controls to aid in the speed regulation. In some cases, you do not even require extra wiring for wall controls. Many of the modern-day wall control units operate via radio frequency so they may function as a remote control. Newer systems make use of Bluetooth technology, which can be controlled via an app on your phone.
Maybe its high time you get yourself a high-quality ceiling fan to decorate your living space while cooling your home during summer and heating it during winter.