The sweltering summer heat has already made its presence felt, catching many off guard. Although it seems that these days it has given a little respite, temperatures are expected to remain high, so those who have not yet done so, should start thinking about getting the right tools to combat them, such as air conditioners and fans. While the former are losing steam at this point in the calendar, since their installation is more convoluted and more costly, fans have become the first choice of many families. Although it is clear that they want one, in many cases doubts arise about the best model to choose.
How to choose the best model Among the wide range of models available, there are models with light, without light, with reverse function -the blades rotate backwards and help to raise the temperature in winter, with Bluetooth, wifi.
According to the experts, the first thing to do is to decide whether you want a floor-standing or a ceiling-mounted one, with the latter option being the one chosen by the vast majority. Then, the most important thing is to choose one with an optimal motor, as this will allow saving on the electricity bill even if the investment is somewhat higher than we initially thought. Ceiling fans have two types of motors, AC and DC, with the latter having the most power and the lowest power consumption. Size is the third factor to consider. To do this, we must pay attention to the surface of the room where we want to install it and buy it in proportion to it so that the cold air reaches every corner. Regarding noise, it will not be a problem either, as these devices are quite quiet and some people even find the spinning of the blades very relaxing.
How to choose a ceiling fan
It is a fact that fans are made to provide constant and flowing air currents to freshen and cool rooms. In fact, its design is intended to cool the entire room with an all-around airflow, and not just target one sector of the room. This will make it easier to set the room’s atmosphere and by regulating its speed you can obtain an efficient climate control.
Nowadays it is not easy to find the fan that suits your needs, because the offer is so wide that many are lost in the attempt. Today, the design of ceiling fans has become so sophisticated that it is easy to find a model that fits perfectly with the decor of the room. Most of them can be controlled with a remote control and even via cell phone with the help of an app, and many also incorporate a lamp, which can solve two functions in one device.
Some of these models have advanced technology to ensure that they deliver on their promise, and feature on/off timers, dimming and, in some cases, incorporate timed speed control so that it can stay on and slow down under certain pre-configured guidelines. Among the many aspects that need to be considered when choosing a ceiling fan for the home are the following:
- Room dimensions. Depending on the size of the room where they are to be installed, they will also need to be larger or smaller. The smallest ones, for example, have a diameter of about 75 centimeters and are suitable for covering 12 square meters; and they progressively go up to 133 centimeters; something suitable for large rooms.
- Integrated light and blades. Not all models have an integrated light, and those that do are somewhat more expensive. Although traditionally there were those with ceiling or lampshade, the trend is towards LED models that do not require an additional bulb. As for the number of blades, they usually have between three and five and, together with the power of their motor, is indicative of their ability to move air.
- Winter and summer function. Although they are usually used during the hot months to cool the rooms, some models have a reverse rotation, which causes the hot air to go down and the cold air to go up. Thus, the feeling is that it is warmer, the temperature is more stable and heating consumption is optimized. And as far as the control method is concerned, most of them now include a remote control. The most advanced ones can also be controlled from the cell phone thanks to Bluetooth and Wifi technologies.
- Decoration. When we are about to design or decorate a space and include an element such as a ceiling fan, we have several factors to take into account, and one of them is the predominant color that we will use. Color plays a very important role in home decoration, as it will communicate a feeling in the room and you have to be attentive to what you want to convey in the environment.
There is no doubt that ceiling fans are a trend due to the need to keep rooms cool and well lit. Unlike air conditioners, which consume refrigerant gases to artificially produce cold air, a ceiling fan does not produce air, but moves the air already in a space, which is much healthier and gives a more natural feel. And all this while consuming half the energy of any other air conditioner. So now you know, take note and enjoy this excellent fashion, practical and modern to set your spaces with a nice new style.