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Ceiling Fan Blog

  1. Did You Know Different Rooms Require Different Fan Wattages? 

    Did You Know Different Rooms Require Different Fan Wattages

    When it comes to shopping for ceiling fans, there are so many different options on the market and finding the right one for your space can sometimes be a significant challenge. There’s so much to consider, such as style, size, airflow, motor quality, energy efficiency and more. It’s easy to want to select a ceiling fan based on your style preferences alone. While you want your ceiling fan to complement the style and decor of your space, choosing the right size ceiling fan for the size of your room will ensure its maximum performance, style and comfort. The right size ceiling fan will do a lot more than just keep you cool. It will also help you save money. When used alongside your HVAC system, it will help keep you comfortable while allowing you to increase the temperature on your thermostat, saving you money on your monthly electricity bill. 

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  2. When Should I Change the Direction of My Ceiling Fan?

    Pictured: Emerson Carrera Grande ECO 

    Did you know that ceiling fans spin in two different directions? Your ceiling fan direction can actually impact your energy savings and comfort level in the summer—and in the winter, too. Since their invention in the late 19th century and their introduction to homes in the 1920s, ceiling fans have been keeping us cool during the hot days of summer. Even with the introduction of air conditioning, ceiling fans still provide instant satisfaction in a stuffy room, making it feel cooler even though the actual temperature of the room hasn’t changed. Many people have ceiling fans installed to beat the heat, but never think to turn them on in the winter. That’s because most people don’t realize that ceiling fans can also make a cold space feel warmer. It may seem a little strange to use your ceiling fan in the wintertime, but most fans are designed for year-round use. Whether you have a ceiling fan at home or use an industrial ceiling fan in your warehouse or manufact

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  3. How Do I Balance My Ceiling Fan?

    Emerson Carrera Grande ECO

    Pictured: Emerson Carrera Grande ECO

    Ceiling fans help circulate the air in a room, keeping it comfortable so you don’t have to rely so much on your primary heating/cooling system, reducing your energy costs in the process. And like all machines with moving parts and extended use, ceiling fans will eventually wear, come loose and begin to wobble. A ceiling fan with wobbling blades is more than just a visual distraction. It can also be dangerous for anyone standing underneath it or even close to it. Wobbling blades could also cause damage to the motor’s bearings and bushings, resulting in an annoying and unnecessary fan noise. There are a few things that can cause your ceiling fan to wobble. For example, you may have a loose junction box, mounting hardware or blade holders. Another reason your ceiling fan is wobbling could be that the blades are warpedor the blade holders are bent. Or, your blades may be unbalanced.

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  4. 3 Ways to Protect Your Outdoor Ceiling Fans From Moisture

    The Donaire from Matthews Fan Co

    Pictured: The Donaire from Matthews Fan Co.

    When it comes to outdoor ceiling fans, it’s important to remember that they are specifically designed to withstand exposure to the elements—to varying degrees. However, if you don’t select the correct fan or take the necessary precautions, rust can very easily and drastically reduce its lifespan and performance. Homes in areas where the weather tends to be very moderate don’t have as much to worry about, but for those in areas where it rains or the humidity is very high—such as on the coast—rust can be a very serious problem. Rust is typically formed when certain metals are exposed to a mixture of water, oxygen and carbon dioxide. Similar to mosquitos, rust flourishes in hot and humid conditions and can spread very quickly. If your ceiling fan has a scratch or damaged surface and comes in contact with rust, it will weaken and it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need to replace it.

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  5. Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans for Humid Regions

    When the weather is nice and the temperatures start to warm up, most people want to maximize the amount of time they spend outdoors, whether that means going for a scenic hike, having lunch in the park or simply spending time in an outdoor living area. However, when it comes to using your outdoor space for lounging or dining on high-temp days, sometimes these areas can feel pretty unbearable, especially areas where it’s humid and hot. Whether you have a front porch, screened-in patio, balcony or another outdoor living area, one way to beat the heat is by adding an outdoor ceiling fan. Not only will it keep you and your guests cool and comfortable during the warm summer months, but it will also add a touch of style to your outdoor space.

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  6. Make Your Home More Modern with These 6 Industrial Ceiling Fans

    While they’re one of the most energy-efficient ways to keep the rooms in your home cool, ceiling fans don’t always have the reputation of being stylish. This is especially true for industrial ceiling fans — which are traditionally used to cool down large commercial spaces, such as manufacturing facilities and industrial buildings — and tend to focus more on function and utilitarian design than aesthetic. These days, however, more and more people are opting for the rugged and mechanical look over sophisticated and sleek, choosing fans that look like they’re meant for warehouses but are designed for residential use.

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  7. 6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Porch Ceiling Fan

    Hunter Key Biscayne Ceiling Fan

    Shown Above: Hunter Key Biscayne Ceiling Fan Model 59135

    When selecting the perfect porch ceiling fan, there are many factors to consider. Adding a ceiling fan to your porch is a great way to help increase your comfort level by providing a cooling breeze and helping to keep pesky bugs away. As you browse the many porch ceiling fans available, consider how you can integrate this new fixture into the space without disrupting the theme and decor of the area. Read up on fan and blade sizes as well as materials to make a well-informed decision on which porch ceiling fan is right for your space. Use our guide to learn more about what to look for during your search.

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  8. 4 Best Ceiling Fans for Small Rooms

    Are you looking for a way to cool a hot, compact home office? Do you need to improve the air circulation in a smaller kitchen or breakfast nook? Don’t allow small spaces to keep you from being cool and comfortable in every room in your home. Small ceiling fans are the perfect solution for cooling undersized living rooms, hallways, closets and kitchens, as well as small bedrooms, home offices and rooms with low-profile ceilings. They can also be used to cool small outdoor living spaces, such as patios, front porches and covered decks—as long as the fan you choose can be used in areas where exposure to the elements is unavoidable.

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  9. Tips for Choosing a Wall Mounted Fan

    Wall mounted fans used to be a thing of the past, but they have recently regained popularity in homes and in commercial and industrial spaces. If you are concerned about floor space or are looking to provide sufficient airflow to cool a room, then wall mounted fans are a good option to consider. There are a variety of styles and brands available, so it’s important to select one that will work best for your needs. In this post, we’ll discuss what distinguishes wall fans from ceiling fans and provide you with a few helpful tips for choosing the right one for you.

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  10. 25 Design Ideas with Rustic Ceiling Fans

    design ideas rustic ceiling fans

    Rustic décor is one of our very favorite interior design styles, and it’s not hard to see why. This school is all about creating spaces that are at once warm, welcoming and inspired by the nature around us. In practice, that means incorporating lots of unfinished wood, neutral tones and earthy textures. It also means bringing in anything and everything that cozies up a space—roaring wood fires, intricately woven oriental rugs and the three Bs: brass, baskets and blankets. It also often means decorating with rustic ceiling fans that tie the room together.

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