As your contractor to measure the height of your ceiling, and choose a fan accordingly. High ceilings require an extension rod so that they hang lower on the ceiling for optimal cooling.
Choose a fan size that correlates with the size of the room in which it hangs. Larger rooms require larger fans that are over 50 inches. Smaller rooms can accommodate fans up to 36 inches.
Don't place ceilings fans in rooms where you do not spend a lot of time. Instead, have them installed in living rooms and bedrooms.
Try to keep your fan on a different circuit from your lighting so you can use both separately. If you choose a wired switch, you'll also need to hire an electrician to install the wiring.
Consider how many blades you want your ceiling fan to have. Generally, the more blades there are, the higher the cost.
Look for a ceiling fan that contains sealed bearings on its motor that do not need lubrication. These types of fans are generally very quiet and less likely to wobble.
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Save money by setting thermostat higher and turning on ceiling fans.
In the cold, reverse the direction of fans to force warm air downward.
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