Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Ceiling Fan Shopping / Buying Tips
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If you have never purchased a ceiling fan, or if you have, and are not happy with the performance. Here are some helpful tips on choosing the best ceiling fan for your application.
Name Brand: Every company has a range of quality within their offerings. Even the most famous brands like Casablanca, Hunter, Emerson, and MinkaAire offer something in a lower quality to be competitive.
Big Box Stores: Hampton Bay is the private label name for Home Depot. Harbor Breeze is the private label name for Lowe's. Turn of the Century for Menards. It can be very difficult to find parts for or troubleshoot these "House Brands".
Blade size: 52" diameter is best for most areas. Longer blades will "Soften" the airflow making it more comfortable. Shorter blades spin faster, with a more direct airflow.
Motor Size: Motor is the real difference in ceiling fans today. Select the motor that is best for your application, based on what you are expecting from the fan. Larger or higher quality motors will move more air and run quieter over time than smaller motors. Ceiling Fans 101
Color or Finish: Most ceiling fans are offered in numerous colors and designs. Oil Rubbed Bronze is the most popular today, with Brushed Nickel a close second. White is best for areas you want the fan to be less of a focal point.
Best values offered: The best value in a Direct Drive motor is the Supra series from Minka Aire. F568 (52") and F563 (44"). The best value in a Stack motor is the Apollo CF3900 model from Emerson.
The above is an overview of the basics when shopping for a ceiling fan. If you have more specific questions, or would like help in making your selection, please contact us.
FAN MAN LIGHTING
14250 Burnhaven Drive
952-898-2754 or 1-866-600-FANS(3267)