For most people living in European countries, a ceiling fan is a standby air circulation support to be used whenever their AC system faults out or is under repair.
But in most Asian parts and African countries, ceiling fans are the real deal.
In whatever part of the world you may be, however, it is only reasonable to be cautious when choosing a ceiling fan for your room.
It’s not just about whether it comes in a design that blends with the decoration theme of your room.
Neither should choosing a ceiling fan be guided by how speedily the blades run alone.
Down below, I will show you exactly what you should consider when finding the right ceiling fan for your room.
Let’s get started.
The distance between you and your ceiling fan determines whether you’ll always need to crank the fan to its highest speed after installation before it can make you cool or not. But you don’t want to have blades coming down to split your head open either.
Ideally, technicians and health experts recommend keeping a distance of 7-9feet between your fan and the floor of the room. Since it is the down-rod (the rod on which the fan is hung) that determines this distance, pay special attention to the length of the down-rod of your fan. And do your calculations right. Finally, whenever you need a professional installation, meet New York City Electricians – Residential & Commercial Electrical.
Speed And Airflow
Okay, I take back my words. Speed matters. Often than not, it’s the faster the better. If you’re going for a high-speed fan, read the specification list of the one you’re about buying to make sure it’s rated at 380/390RPM (Rotation Per Minute). Conversely, if you’d rather just go for a standard ceiling fan, the speed must be tested to be rated at 300/350RPM.
Now, to the airflow part. Just because the function of a ceiling fan is not really to make the room cool but to enable adequate circulation of air, manufacturers usually rate the airflow capacity of each fan model. You’ll notice the airflow capacity of your fan on the manual or the features list of your model. The airflow capacity is measured in CMM (Cubic Meter Per Minute). And an ideally good airflow capacity is usually 203CMM or 250MM or anything in-between.
The Control System
How you control the functionality of your fan matters. And while there are tens of brands and hundreds of models alive today, ceiling fans come with either of the 3 fundamental control types. The first control is called rope. Fans in this category can be switched on and off just by pulling a rope. The same rope is used for changing speed. This is the type you want to opt for easy reach. Then there are those controlled with dedicated remote controls. Go for this if your cat won’t eat up your control buttons. By the way, remotely controlled fans are the easiest to configure from over a distance. Finally, there are those controlled on a wall-switch.