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  1. 5 Ways to Use a Fandelier in Your Home

    Combining stylish looks while maximizing utility can be a tricky balance to find in household fixtures. However, the fandelier manages to both give the elegance of a chandelier while also cooling a room. These fixtures come in various styles and can fit well in any space in your home, adding a chic look to air circulation. While you will need to consider the height and size of the room where you will be adding the fixture, the range of styles and designs ensures that no space is too small or too big to add a fandelier. There is a perfect option for each room in your home as long as you consider a few elements.

    Fandelier Options for Every Room

    1. Bedroom


    Your bedroom is your private space and reflects who you are and what makes you unique. Choose a fandelier that fits with your overall aesthetic. Because bedrooms are often more contained spaces, choose a less wide design to accentuate the room without making it feel cluttered.

    bronze fandelier with lights

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  2. Stainless Steel Outdoor Ceiling Fans

    A Guide to Stainless Steel Outdoor Ceiling Fans

    Updated May 2021

    Many people buy inexpensive outdoor ceiling fans from big box stores hoping to save some money. However, they often end up replacing the fixture within a few years, after the fan breaks down or wears out. Fortunately, by understanding why low-quality options aren’t worthwhile and what to look for in a stainless steel outdoor fan, you can purchase a beautiful model that lasts.

    The Benefits of Outdoor Ceiling Fans

    Cooling Effect

    While air conditioning will do next to nothing outside, an outdoor ceiling fan with a high wind speed will keep you cool during the spring and summer. Plus, larger outdoor fans are highly efficient, so you’ll spend very little on energy costs.

    Pest Control 

    An outdoor fan will keep pests away, including bugs. The extra wind will provide an area that’s difficult for insects to fly through,

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  3. 6 Factors to Consider Before Buying an Outdoor Porch Ceiling Fan

    Adding a ceiling fan to your porch will make the space more comfortable by providing a cooling breeze and keeping pesky bugs away. There are many factors to consider when shopping for an outdoor porch ceiling fan, from finding the style and material that fit your decor to choosing the blade size.

    Covered porch with Hunter ceiling fan

    Shown Above: HUNTER KEY BISCAYNE CEILING FAN MODEL 59135

    WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING AN OUTDOOR PORCH CEILING FAN

    1. THE SIZE OF THE SPACE

    It’s crucial to consider the size because you want to ensure that the fan is large enough to effectively circulate air throughout the entire porch. If your porch is screened in, the fan’s effect will likely be more powerful.

     

    For outdoor areas with no surrounding protection, opt for a high-powered model to move more air, keeping you cool. Also,

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  4. A Comprehensive Guide to LED Ceiling Fans

    Rather than using compact fluorescents (CFL bulbs), LED ceiling fans utilize light-emitting diodes, also known as LEDs. These types of lights are energy-saving, cost-effective, and long-lasting. As a result, fans with efficient lighting are becoming increasingly popular. Here’s an overview of how LED ceiling fans work, the many benefits, and the best options when you’re looking to buy.

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  5. How to Save Energy During the Summer

    With increased AC use in the summer, it’s a crucial time to save energy in other ways. For example, by upgrading your lighting and increasing the effectiveness of your ceiling fans, you can reduce your utility bills. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

    Couple saving money on electric bills

    Lighting

    When choosing bulbs, stick with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Both are more energy-efficient than traditional options, such as halogens and incandescents. In fact, LEDs and CFLs use 25% to 80% less energy. Although they’re more expensive initially, the investment will pay off over time.

    Also, make sure the bulbs you choose are ENERGY STAR®-qualified. This symbol is backed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and indicates that a product is energy-efficient, protecting the environment and saving you money. Additionally, upgrade your lighting fixtures—including your desk lamps and porch lights—to ENERGY STAR-qualified products. They generally deliver more even lighting and come with dimming features, enhancing the look of your home.

    Next, install light-colored curtains throughout your home to allow more natural light to enter via your windows. Finally, paint and decorate your rooms with light hues, such as lavender, bright orange, or peach, to brighten the house naturally during the daytime.

    Modern bedroom with ceiling fan

    Ceiling Fans

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  6. 5 Types of Ceiling Fans

    Wood ceiling fan on vaulted ceiling

    A ceiling fan is a home staple, both for its air conditioning abilities and its residential charm. While a standard five-blade iteration is what typically comes to mind, there are a wide variety of styles and features available for this overhead fixture. Here are a few types of ceiling fans that can fit any homeowner’s style needs.

    Finding a Ceiling Fan for Your Needs

    1. Ceiling Fans With Lights

    For a duo of overhead lighting and air circulation, ceiling fans with built-in lights are a useful choice. This type of ceiling fan has diverse options to suit a vast spread of design visions, from drum shades to lantern lights and chandeliers. Some fixtures will have uplight options, meaning that they have lighting facing the ceiling as well as towards the room. This option can become a stylish accent to amplify a warm glow in a room. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, we can even custom build a fixture to align with your vision.

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  7. How to Maintain & Clean Your Ceiling Fans

    Ceiling fans are both central design elements and functional components of your home’s main living spaces. To work their very best, though, ceiling fans must receive adequate maintenance over the course of their lifespan. From weekly dusting to more thorough cleaning throughout the year, here is how to make the most of this household fixture.

    Cleaning Ceiling Fan Blades

    Modern Silver Ceiling Fan-Monte Carlo Butterfly

    Before ever attempting to clean your ceiling fan, make sure that it is turned off, and the blades have stopped spinning entirely. Once the fan isn’t moving, climb a step ladder to get within reaching distance of the blades. Give each blade a thorough dusting either with a duster or a dry microfiber cloth. Be careful not to push down on the blades and bend the blade holders as this will cause your fan to wobble. This step should occur weekly to ensure that dust and dander doesn’t accumulate and circulate in your home.

    If the blades are really dusty and need a deeper clean, use an old pillow case to prevent dust from flying in the air or falling to the ground. You can use a damp cloth with mild detergent to remove grime, but dry the blades thoroughly to prevent damage. Never use cleaning agents as they can damage the finish. Dusting regularly and applying an anti-static agent after cleaning can avoid excessive build up and make cleaning a breeze in the future.

    Shown above: Monte Carlo Butterfly Ceiling Fan

     

    Cleaning Ceiling Fan Light Fixtures

    Man chang

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  8. 6 Industrial Ceiling Fans to Modernize Your Home

    While industrial ceiling fans were once exclusively used in factories and warehouses, more and more homeowners are installing residential versions to modernize and enhance the look of their homes. Known for the use of raw materials, functional features, and exposed hardware, industrial options are highly efficient, affordable, and stylish. If you’re considering buying one for your house, here are a few fans to check out.

     

    A Guide to Industrial-Style Ceiling Fans

    1. MINKA-AIRE® XTREME

    65 inch large modern ceiling fan Minka-Aire Xtreme

    One of the best large ceiling fans in our inventory, the Minka-Aire Xtreme comes in a wide range of blade sizes, from 65 inches to 96 inches; it’s one of the largest options that works well in a residential environment.

    If you need a ceiling fan that operates in wet locations, such as outdoors, the Xtreme H2O is UL-rated and can withstand moisture effectively. Plus, this model, as well as the Xtreme, is virtually silent, which is uncommon for an industrial option. Wobbling won’t be a problem, and the six-speed DC motor can run for years on end without burning out.

     

    2. EMERSON™ LOFT

    Black contemporary ceiling fan - Emerson Loft

    With a purposeful design and contemporary look, the Emerson Loft has an ENERGY STAR®-qualified motor and airfoil blades. These fea

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  9. How to Turn Your Patio Into a Party Area

    When the first beautiful day of spring rolls around, it makes you want to bust out the patio furniture and invite over the neighbors for a barbecue. Before you can soak up the sun in your backyard with friends, though, you likely need to perform some much-needed updates to your deck or patio and maintain it after months of cold weather. If you don't know where to start with creating the perfect outdoor party space, here's how to bring your vision to life.

    Outdoor patio with a ocean view

     

    Essential Features of an Outdoor Entertaining Space

    Add Lighting

    Black Hanging Outdoor Lantern - San Marcos

    Seen above: San Marcos Chain Hung Lantern In Black w/Antique Copper Accents — ML-72494-68

    With summer days comes later sunsets, but for those evenings when the party continues after the porch light comes on, you'll need outdoor lighting around your living space. Patio lights can have a massive impact on the entire look and feel of your yard. They set the mood for a relaxing and comfortable lounge space while providing much-needed task lighting for more active areas.

    If you plan on installing an outdoor kitchen, for example, a series of pendant lights over the prep space creates illumination over your grilling. For general lighting, outdoor f

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  10. 4 Tips for Buying a Ceiling Fan

    Ceiling fans circulate air in a room, allowing you to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Installing a new one adds style and will enhance your home's decor. If you’re in the market for a new fan, there are tips that can help you make the right decision.

    What Should You Consider Before Buying a Ceiling Fan?

    1.      Room Size

    Large Silver Fan with light in contemporary home with pitched ceiling

    When a ceiling fan is too big, it can overwhelm a room visually. When it’s too small, it won’t adequately circulate the air.

    Before you shop, measure the room’s area in square feet by multiplying the length of the room by the height. Then, measure the height of the ceiling. This will give you an idea of the height you’ll want to hang the fan from.

    Bathrooms and guest bedrooms tend to be 10’ x 10’ or smaller. A small ceiling fan in these rooms will keep the space comfortable. Rooms that are up to 20’ x 20’ should use large fans. If the room is larger than 20’ x 20’, you’ll need a Great Room fan or two fans.

    To find the right size fan for your room, try our Ceiling Fan Size Calculator.

     

    2.      Its Location

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