Fan Buying Tips

With so many different options on the marketing, trying to choose just one type of ceiling fan can be tough. Therefore, we have put some helpful tips together for you when it comes time to buy ceiling fans. Obviously, your goal is to find the ceiling fan that will add dimension and beauty, while also making your home more comfortable while saving you money on your monthly energy bill.

Although ceiling fans were most commonly seen in family rooms and bedrooms, today you will find them in kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, and even outdoors on a deck or porch. With new UL damp and UL wet rated fans, you can use a ceiling fan just about anywhere without the fear of damage or unsafe operation. Although this is a significant purchase, you want to buy the best fan for your needs and within your budget.

Components of a Fan

Remember, a ceiling fan is comprised of several features. Although the appearance of the fan is important, even more important in your decision-making process is the motor. The motor is what makes the fan work so if the motor is not quality, you will constantly have problems with the fan operation and annoying noises. Therefore, you want a motor that is powerful enough to handle the size of your fan. The better the motor the quieter and smoother the overall operation. In fact, some motors come with a lifetime warranty.


Another consideration for buying a ceiling fan is the blades. Obviously, the blades are also highly important. In addition to choosing a material, size, and color that will enhance the appearance of your home, you also want blades that will move the most air. We recommend you choose blades that have a minimum of 14 degrees pitch, which will provide the most efficiency as far as air movement. Keep in mind that just as with the motor, you want to go for quality. In other words, stay away from cheaply made blades, going with a multi-layered hardwood veneer or painted blade finish.


Finally, your new ceiling fan needs good lighting. Many fans come with the light fixture already attached but if you find a fan you like without one, you can always purchase a separate kit to be installed. The best option is integrated lighting. Simply choose the style of lighting that works best with the fan design, as well as the decorum of your home.