Which Ceiling Fan To Buy

Which Ceiling Fan To BuyKeeping your home comfortable year-round can be made easy with the installation of a ceiling fan.

In the summertime, ceiling fans can help lower the feel of the temperature in a room by 8 degrees which means you can turn up the thermostat to help save on electric bills. Your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard with the assistance of a ceiling fan.

During the winter, with the blades going in the opposite direction, ceiling fans can help make the room feel warmer by pushing the warm air from the ceiling down into the room. Just like during the summertime, you can adjust the thermostat to help save on heating bills in the winter with the help of a ceiling fan installation.

Not only do ceiling fans help save money by allowing you to lower or raise your thermostat, they are also very energy efficient. Most ceiling fans only use a little more power than a normal 100-watt light bulb, while newer models use even less than that. When you use a ceiling fan instead of your air conditioner or heater, you are saving energy and money.

What Ceiling Fan Do I Need

When looking for a new ceiling fan to install, you need to measure the room you want to put it in. The bigger the room, the bigger the blade diameter you need. Check the table below for the size you need, it should help you figure out which ceiling fan to buy.

Room Size (Square Feet)Blade Diameter (Inches)
7529 to 36
76 to 14436 to 42
144 to 22544
225 to 40050 to 54

Where to Install Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan should be placed as close to the center of the room as possible. There should be at least 30 inches in between the blades and the walls or any other obstructions. The lowest part of the blade’s edges should be at least 7 feet from the floor.

When to Install a Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are perfect for rooms that need to cool down a little more than other. If you have a bedroom or a family room that gets overly hot during the summertime, consider installing a ceiling fan to help out your air conditioner. If your home has no ceiling fans at all and you’re looking to save money on your energy bills, ceiling fans will definitely help with the costs.

When to Replace a Ceiling Fan

The life expectancy of a ceiling fan greatly depends on the type purchased. Lower end ceiling fans may only last up to three years, whereas more expensive fans can last up to 20 years or more. When ceiling fans begin to die, there are some warning signs.

Buzzing sounds
Wobbling
Squeaky sounds
Speed slowing

If you are noticing any of these signs, it may be time to replace your ceiling fan. The can be done by yourself if you know how, but professional electricians should be happy to take on the task.

The Electric Connection has been installing fans in the greater Los Angeles area for over 30 years. From service calls to house rewires, the technicians at The Electric Connection can do it all. Please give us a call if you require any electrical work in your home or place of business. Our office is waiting for your call: (818) 446-0888!