Installing a ceiling fan is a great way to save money by cutting down on heating and cooling costs, but to make your new ceiling fan installation a success, you have to know how to choose one. There are many different types of ceiling fans in various sizes, styles and designs. One of them can become the perfect new addition to your next room whether it is the kitchen, bathroom, living room or a bedroom.
Start by first measuring the room itself; this will help you understand what size ceiling fan you need. Different sized fans are used to cool different sized rooms--the larger the room, the larger the fan. Next, measure the ceiling height. If you have lower ceilings, you'll need a hugger mount fan (one with a shorter fan base). Once you have that complete, move on to learn how to pick a fan for a particular type of room.
Choosing a Bedroom Ceiling Fan
Bedrooms are places where we sleep, read and relax. Your ceiling fan should reflect this. Choose one that matches your room décor but has simple to operate controls and can switch from high to low with ease. In summer you may want more fan speed, but less in the winter. It should also be quiet because you may want to run the fan while you sleep.
Living Room Ceiling Fans
Your living room is a place for company, parties and relaxing. Pick a fan that is going to be useful, but inconspicuous. It should also blend in with your room décor. You'll want a fan that is much higher than head height. If your living room has a slanted ceiling, you can find slant-ceiling mounts. Since living rooms are typically larger than a bedroom, a larger fan with a shorter base is ideal.
Bathrooms are a place of privacy, but sometimes a good ceiling fan sure comes in handy. Pick a smaller fan designed for smaller spaces. One that is moisture resistant and optionally has a timed shut-off. This fan will typically have a short mounting base as well since most bathroom ceilings are relatively low.
Picking a Kitchen Fan
The kitchen ceiling fan is another highly specific fan. It is more of a workhorse than anything else, but that doesn't mean it can't be decorative. Modern, stainless steel ceiling fans are excellent choices for the kitchen area since they can match your stainless steel appliances. The fan should be a hugger mount base since you probably want this out of view. But you can match your fan to your kitchen decor in every other aspect. There are rustic, modern, minimalist and even internationally inspired designs to choose from.
No matter where you plan to install your ceiling fan, Northern Lighting will give you expert advice to help you choose the perfect fan for your home. Contact us today to get started!