Today I want to be Miss helpful and guide you in purchasing a ceiling fan for practicality and décor. This is a super handy item that will enhance most any room of the house while keeping everyone cool as a cucumber. You save energy and those costly utility bills when the air conditioning system is in full use. Why go this route when a simple appliance will take care of lowering the interior temperature. My guide has a few basic points.
- Measure your room and determine the size fan that best suits the space. Of course you will survey the ceiling and pick a central spot. There are wall units, but they are not always the most attractive. I suggest them when you already have a fixture you like. You can change it out for the new fan and the bonus is that the wiring is already in place.
- Select the style carefully as you will be living with it for a long time. Learn all the options from a retro to an industrial look. You can choose among a myriad of finishes from wood stains to basic metal. Take a gander around your house to determine the overall “look” and buy something within the existing parameters.
- Decide on a Ceiling Fan Choice with or without a central lighting fixture. Again, style comes into play as you determine the texture and size of this fixture.
- Be sure to buy a unit with a remote control for circulation speed. It must also have a dimmer for the light.
- Research prices and look for available discounts. Why pay more than you must? Don’t forget to calculate shipping and any secret handling expenses.
- Think about who is going to do the installation to make sure they have experiencing with electrical connections.
- Read all the instructions that come with the fan and learn what to do if there is a malfunction. It could be the connection if it happens right away. Otherwise, most new units come with at least a one-year warranty. Keep the instructions as a reference and in case you need to call the company.
- Now enjoy the gentle breeze the fan creates to freshen stale air and cool off the room. In the summer, it is a godsend.
These are the basics. I could spend more time on style and décor issues, but then we would need to look at photos on line as reference. The point is that a ceiling fan adds a lot to a room and is not a random item. It might be inexpensive or on sale, but it could clash with your color scheme and furnishings. You don’t need to make this mistake since there are so many possibilities these days. The technology is better than ever and these fans last a long time. Go for it!