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Ceiling Fans for Outside and Inside, Low Ceiling Fans and Energy Star Fans for Less

When the temperature rises, it can feel really uncomfortable and stuffy inside your home. Improve ventilation in various areas of the house by installing indoor ceiling fans. This is a great alternative to operating your air conditioning unit for hours. If you want to save on utility bills, opt for energy star ceiling fans. These are high quality products that can help lower your energy consumption and reduce pollution.

Shopping for ceiling fans isn’t always as simple as you may think. To get the best value for your money, you should consider the design, efficiency and size of a product. It would help to speak with a professional before deciding on a fan for your home.

2 Distinct Types of Ceiling Fans

There are indoor and outdoor ceiling fans. When buying an indoor ceiling fan, you should consider the size of the room you are going to install it in. For a room of about 75 square feet, an ideal fan size is between 29 and 36 inches. A room with an area of 76 to 144 square feet should use a 36 to 42 inch ceiling fan. For a 400 square feet space, the perfect fan should be about 50 to 54 inches. Another thing you should consider when choosing a ceiling fan for a room is the height of the ceiling. If the ceiling is less than 8 feet from the floor, you should consider getting hugger fans. These are ceiling fans where the blades are close to the ceiling.

Need a ceiling fan for your covered deck? You should get an outdoor ceiling fan. While these fans do not look different from their indoor counterparts, they are built specifically to withstand external elements like moisture. Most ceiling fans meant to be used outside are treated with water-resistant solutions, to make sure they will continue to function even when they get wet.

Mounting Systems

A ceiling fan with a standard mount often has a 3 to 5 inch down rod. This is the metal that extends from the bracket up to the top of the fan. Do you have a high ceiling? You may buy an extended mount to achieve your desired height for the fan. Flush mount ceiling fans are directly anchored against the ceiling. This type of fan is great for rooms with low ceilings. For vaulted or angled ceilings, you may go for sloped mount ceiling fans.

Ceiling Fan Efficiency

Ceiling fans that help save energy are very popular on the market. To make sure you are buying one, look for the energy star sticker. When a fan has this sticker, it means the product has passed the energy-efficiency criteria set by the government.

Ceiling fans come in different styles. Capitol Lighting 1800lighting.com offers indoor, outdoor and flush mount ceiling fans from top manufacturers like Minka Aire, Monte Carlo Fan Company and Casablanca. We also have energy star ceiling fans and ceiling fan accessories that will fit any type of budget. Talking with any of our knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect piece that will match your home décor.

The Versatility of Ceiling Fans
Beyond there functionality and style, there are many nuances to ceiling fans that go overlooked. Ceiling fans are available in a variety of blade spans and with different energy saving technologies.
The Fanimation Torto Ceiling Fan
When shopping for a fan that is as stylish as it is functional, there is no better selection than a Fanimation fan. View our video to see how motion of the Torto fan turns the fan into a work of art.
Do Fans Really Save Money
As home owners have become more and more energy conscious, they are constantly reminded of the cost savings of ceiling fans. Do they really save that much energy? Read on a learn why the answer is definitely YES.
Ceiling Fan Buyers Guide
Purchasing a ceiling fan is much more than just picking a style. Read our buyer's guide to learn all you need to know from the correct blade span to your room to the type of blades that offer the most air movement.

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