Ceiling fans have evolved over the years, going from purpose-built, functional cooling tools to become design statements used to improve the décor of any room. Ceiling fans now come in all shapes, sizes, colors, materials, and designs; making them an important element for interior design.
Ceiling fans are a vital part of the home during the summer months, as the breeze and air circulation they provide allow for the comfort and enjoyment of the space. These essential and stylish cooling tools are no longer just for summer either, with the majority of modern ceiling fans now providing new functions, such as “reverse technology,” that allow for year-round use.
Reverse technology is a switching function that reverses the usual anti-clockwise direction of the fan’s spin to a clockwise spin. With this function, instead of pulling hot air up and circulating cooler air down, the fan pushes warm air downwards and pulls cooler air upwards, thereby maintaining warmth as temperatures drop. Whether it’s your first time purchasing a ceiling fan or you are replacing an existing one, the vast array of choices available can be paralyzing.
The article will introduce the fundamentals of various types of ceiling fans to assist you on your journey to select the perfect ceiling fan.
If the area in need of cooling already has lighting, such as LED downlights or wall lights, then choosing a ceiling fan without a light may be the best option. A ceiling fan without a light offers the same style options and functionality as one with a light, only without the integrated light kit. It also offers great value at a lower cost, since there is no need to pay for the light.
If your living space lacks light, a ceiling fan with a light is a great option and solution to your problem. With innovations in technology, ceiling fans with LED lights are quickly becoming the standard.
Outdoor / coastal ceiling fans
Indoor ceiling fans come in a variety of styles but are only suitable for indoor use and should not be used outdoors. When choosing a ceiling fan for outdoor use it’s important to select an appropriate ceiling fan for the environment, as this will help ensure long-term performance and warranty coverage. For example, the requirements for a ceiling fan for use in windy and salty coastal areas will be different from those needed for a ceiling fan for a back deck in the countryside. One of the main requirements is the fan’s material, which is chosen to suit the environment it’s aimed at and can break if unsuited to the weather and moisture it is placed in. This can be cross-checked by looking at the Ingress Protection and Damp ratings.
Low-profile ceiling fans
If your ceiling is lower than 2.4 meters high and you require a fan to keep you cool, a low-profile ceiling fan is the most suitable option. This type of ceiling fan remains close to the ceiling, thereby taking up minimal space in terms of height, but still has the same air circulation coverage as other fans. Low-profile ceiling fans also come in a variety of cool styles for interior design purposes, with or without light, and can be controlled by remote control for maximum convenience.
AC / DC motor ceiling fans
Ceiling fans come with two motor options: an AC or DC motor. AC ceiling fans are connected directly to the power source, which provides the force required to rotate the motor of the fan. DC ceiling fans use the same AC power, with the assistance of a transformer to convert the power to DC. This decreases the amount of power required to operate the fan, meaning it costs less to run and is, more energy efficient. For this reason, DC motor ceiling fans have increased in popularity among both our wholesalers and distributors.
About the company
Zhongshan KEBAISHI Electric Appliance Co., Ltd is a professional manufacturer specializing in ceiling fans and ceiling fan lights with advanced testing facilities and strong technical competence. The products cover all the ceiling fans mentioned in this article and can be chosen in a variety of materials, including ABS, plywood, solid wood/timber, and iron.
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