You’re sitting in your living room watching the game. You want to turn the AC down, but you know a colder temperature won’t increase air flow like you need. And you’ve considered getting a ceiling fan to help moderate your living room climate.
You probably know that there are dozens of ceiling fan options out there to choose from, but what you probably didn’t know is that you can find the perfect fan based on the features we’re going to share with you in this article.
At The Light House Gallery, we’re focused on getting you the lights and products you need to get your house lit and functional for your lifestyle. This can mean sharing how to find the best ceiling lights for your home, or, like in this article, how to find the best fan for your living room.
Ceiling Fan Features to Look for
When choosing a ceiling fan, there are three main features you want to consider before purchasing. They are the fan size, mounting height, and the airflow. Below, you will find each of these features explained alongside the benefits of choosing the proper features.
You want to make sure you choose a ceiling fan that fits your room. The size of the fan is important. Keep in mind the square footage of the room will help determine the fan size. For example, a 29-inch fan is great for spaces less than 50 square feet (bathroom/laundry room). On the other hand, a 56-inch fan can be used for spaces up to 400 square feet (living room, great room). If you have a larger room, talk to our experts at one of our showrooms in Springfield or Branson to get more information.
Depending on the slope and height of your ceiling, combined with the size of your room, you will want to purchase a fan that supports the proper amount of airflow. You may need a ceiling fan rod to hang your fan lower to support the minimum radius clearance of 18-inches. If you have longer fan blades, you will need to determine how to hang it.
When it comes to ceiling fan airflow, there is a way to determine this without guessing. In fact, the measurement for ceiling fan airflow is cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air delivered. This measurement is taken by measuring the amount of airflow on max fan speed and then divided by the wattage (w) used to produce said airflow. Energy Star shows that 75 cfm/w is the minimum for energy-efficient fans. Look for the Energy Information at High Speed on your ceiling fan boxes to determine if they’ll work for your home.
Visit The Light Home Gallery
If you’re looking to buy ceiling fans, let The Light Home Gallery help! Our selection of fans with or without lights is abundant. We’re here to help you increase airflow, as well as light your home. Give us a call today, or visit either one of our convenient locations here in Springfield or Branson, Missouri.