Ceiling fans can help alleviate both the heat and the climbing energy bill. The cooling sensation is brought about by displacing warm air high up the attic while creating some wind chill effect.
Air conditioners are not known to be very energy efficient. Far from any other appliance in the home, air conditioners no matter how technologically advanced, they tend to consume huge amounts of energy. According to recent research, around 20% Kilowatt of energy each year is consumed by air conditioners. On the other hand, fans use less energy when compared to the air conditioners. Using low amount of energy does not translate to its inefficiency as many may argue but it translates to bringing down the temperatures of the room to 18 degrees. Other than just bringing down the temperatures of the room, Fans add up to the style of your room or office. Ceiling fan innovation and style have come a long way.
What to look for when buying a Ceiling Fan.
it is very difficult to understand why a particular fan costs less than the other. Part if it may have to do with style and appearance, but beyond that the quality of the higher priced fans are generally superior. Most of the time, a good quality blade has its internal components well engineered. Cheaper fans will probably function reasonably well at first, but they can quickly begin to generate noise, and wobble. When a fan begins to wobble, it wears out fast.
The other difference is that a cheap fan will move very little air as compared to the expensive counterparts. For any traditional ceiling, the blades should be between 12 to 16 degrees. the cheap fans have blades of between 12 to 16 degrees only.
Fan Sizes and Location
if one has decided to purchase a traditional fan, then it has to be placed at the centre of the room. In order to make sure that the air circulates maximumly, make sure that the fan is at a maximum of eight inches from the ground. For a high profile fan the ceiling should be placed high while for a low ceiling a low profile ceiling should be hung.
Directional fans, as the name implies, are stationary fans designed to cool a specific location or area. Other directional fans just swivel to cool a wide area. Generally directional fans have stronger motors and sharper blade angles to move air more aggressively, but otherwise follow the same general quality guidelines as the traditional fans. Additionally it is important to note that, the directional fans can be a very good supplement to that that already has a traditional fan fitted on it.
The rotational fan is the other kind of a fan that is a hybrid of the other two types. The fan is ceiling mounted like a traditional fan, but in place of fan blades a horizontal stem is attached to directional fans on either end.