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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 25 Design Ideas with Rustic Ceiling Fans

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    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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  4. What Is a Flush Mount Ceiling Fan?

    When you’re shopping for ceiling fans, you’ll find that they’re divided into many different categories—standard mount, flush mount, dry rated, wet rated, the list goes on. These designations may seem confusing, but they exist to help ensure that you get the ideal fan for your space, no matter its limitations and your precise preferences. Today, we’re going over one of the most popular types of residential ceiling fans on the market: the flush mount ceiling fan.

    Emerson Curva Sky LED Flush Mount Ceiling Fan

    The Emerson Curva Sky LED Flush Mount Ceiling Fan is our No. 1 overall pick for best hugger ceiling fan.

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  5. The Many Benefits of LED Ceiling Fans

    There’s no getting around it: LED lights are superior in almost every way to typical incandescents and other outdated light technologies. They have the power to save you money, hassle and waste, and they’re truly revolutionizing the way we light our world. When you’re shopping for the perfect ceiling fan, you should put the lighting type on your priority list with size, style and budget to ensure that your living space is fashioned for the future. Here are some specific benefits LED fans can bring to your home.

    Casablanca Daphne LED Light Ceiling Fan

    Casablanca Daphne LED Light Ceiling Fan

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  6. Using Industrial Ceiling Fans in Your Home

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    If you’re in the market for an industrial ceiling fan, then you probably love the rugged, functional look of industrial home décor. This popular design style is marked by its use of raw materials, exposed hardware and explicit functionality, taking cues from equipment, lighting and more from old warehouses and factories. Despite the fact that industrial style ceiling fans look like they belong in industrial spaces, they’re made for residential use and are therefore efficient, stylish and relatively affordable. Most residential buyers prefer to use industrial fans that are made to look industrial but perform like your standard residential styles, saving money on operation and maintenance costs.

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  7. What to Know When Buying Bedroom Ceiling Fans

    It could be argued that bedroom ceiling fans are the most important ceiling fans out there. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the temperature at which you sleep is important, and sleeping at a cool 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit can help you rest better. Why? The experts say that your body temperature actually lowers when it’s ready to sleep, so keeping your bedroom on the cool end can help you fall asleep faster. With this in mind, how do you know which ceiling fans are best for the bedroom? Here are a few things to know before buying a bedroom fan.

    minka aire artemis ceiling fan

    Minka Aire Artemis XL5 LED

    They Should Cool You Down

    There’s nothing worse than trying to fall asleep when it’s hot in the bedroom. A good bedroom ceiling fan should provide a quiet cool without weighing down your utility bill. One of the ways we determine the cooling capability of any given fan is through what we call the Wind Speed Factor. The factor is calculated based on the width of the fan and the CFM (cubic feet per minute of airflow). Look for fans with a higher wind speed factor (measured in miles per hour) if your primary goal is to get the best cool-down possible in the bedroom.

    Shh…They Should Be Quiet

    While many people enjoy the soft whirr of a fan at night—in fact, its

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  8. 6 Things to Consider When Buying an Outdoor Ceiling Fan

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    What Do You Need to Know Before Buying an Outdoor Ceiling Fan?

    Updated: April 8, 2022

    With so many different styles and specifications available in the outdoor ceiling fan market, finding the perfect unit can be a complicated process. To help you narrow down your search and pick a fan that meets all your needs, our team here at Hansen Wholesale has put together a list of the most important considerations.

    4 Factors That Determine Which Outdoor Ceiling Fan Is Right for You

    Quorum Galveston Model 13525-86
    Quorum Galveston Model 13525-86

    1. Moisture Rating

    Not all outdoor ceiling fans are made to withstand the same conditions, and this is most apparent in a unit’s moisture

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  9. How to Choose the Right Ceiling Fan for Your Home

    Finding the right ceiling fan for your space is a bit of a challenge, but if you know what to look for, you’ll find one that perfectly suits your environment, personal style, budget and needs. We’re happy to assist you with your ceiling fan quest, providing information on all the most important ceiling fan considerations. Be sure to reference our complete ceiling fan buying guide for in-depth information. But for now, you can use this abridged version to help you quickly understand some key ceiling fan aspects.

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  10. The Right Questions for your Ceiling Fan Installer

    The Right Questions for your Ceiling Fan Installer

    What questions should I ask my ceiling fan installer?

    The main question you should ask your ceiling fan installer:
    “What brands of ceiling fans have you installed before?” If your brand of ceiling fan isn’t in their top five, keep looking for a more experienced installer. There are other questions (below), but this is the easiest.

    Steve, Ceiling Fan Expert at Hansen Wholesale
    By Steve,
    Ceiling Fan Expert
    at Hansen Wholesale

    Steve knows his ceiling fans. When you sell as many ceiling fans as Steve does, we hear all sorts of crazy stories. You can’t imagine how many ways a ceiling fan doesn’t work. Many times, it’s because the installer doesn’t know what they’re doing. And they never bothered to read the directions.


    The Right Questions for your Ceiling Fan Installer

    September 22nd, 2017

    Many people in the trade who install ceiling fans are fantastic to work with! They’re good people, they can be extremely helpful, and they make sure you are happy with great service.

    On the flip side, an unqualified ceiling fan installer will make your life miserable.

    Many of us at Hansen Wholesale were ceiling fan installers or licensed electricians. We sell thousands of ceiling fans per year, so we’ve heard and seen it all.

    The biggest problem we encounter by far, is ceiling fan installers that don’t know what they’re doing. Luckily, most ce

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