By Clarissa Allison | May 27th, 2016
Choosing The Perfect Ceiling Fan
Before purchasing a new ceiling fan, there are several factors to consider in order to ensure it will be the right fit for your home. Will your new ceiling fan be the correct size for the kitchen nook? Will you or guests bonk your head on it when walking underneath? Does it complement the decor of the room it’s going in? All of these important factors will contribute to your final decision. When choosing a ceiling fan for a specific room in your home, you have to consider the fan’s blade span, ceiling mount size and most important to us – its style.
Choose The Blade Span
The blade sweep or blade span is determined by the the distance from the tip of one fan blade to the tip of the blade directly across from it. Below, this helpful chart explains how to select the right span depending on certain rooms within your home:
Measure Your Ceiling Height
You may have noticed that bedrooms often have flush mounted ceiling fans or lights when the ceiling is lower. In living rooms and great rooms, ceilings are typically taller or even vaulted, and so the fan can be mounted with a downrod. A ceiling fan downrod, also known as a ceiling fan extension, is a metal pipe that connects the motor housing to the mounting hardware, stabilizing the ceiling fan and reducing the potential for wobbling. Downrods are the ideal configuration for open floor plans, lofts and Arizona rooms. When shopping for a new ceiling fan, don’t skip the important step of measuring the distance from ceiling to the floor to determine exactly how your fan should be mounted.
Choose Your Style
You’ll find ceiling fans on Louie Lighting that will appeal to a variety of tastes. From the traditional fans of Ellington Fan and Monte Carlo, to vintage offerings by Fanimation and ultra contemporary fixtures from Modern Fan, we offer the best options to suit your home’s design. Also, don’t forget to visit our site regularly for massive ongoing discounts off retail!
- Flush mounted fans are the perfect option for homes with low ceilings, smaller spaces and for those who just enjoy the look of a lower profile lighting fixture.
- Ceiling fans that include a light kit are wonderful additions to any home or business, because of their triple functionality of circulating cool air and saving energy while also including task or accent lighting. Add illumination, beauty and sophistication to your existing ceiling fan with a light kit.
- Outdoor ceiling fans are great for use in warm or temperate areas. Outdoor fans can be used in patios, gazebos, garages, restaurant patios etc. Most outdoor ceiling fans carry a UL Wet location listing but some do have a UL Damp Listed rating. These ceiling fans are to be used in covered spaces where direct rain is avoided. Fans that carry a UL Wet Listing are designed so they can be exposed to direct moisture and rain. We offer outdoor Fans that are built to withstand the outdoor weather changes and are constructed from materials that will last in harsh environments. Among attributes that are common to good outdoor fans are: motors that are factory sealed, plastic blades that can withstand weather, stainless steel components, and finishes that contain UV protection.
When You Have Sloped Ceilings
Fan ceiling adapters are designed to nullify the slope of the ceiling with respect to your lighting fixture, making it possible to mount easily. Engineered using high quality materials, the sloped ceiling adapters you’ll find on Louie Lighting will last for years to come. Sloped ceiling adapters come in a variety of beautiful finishes and are easy to clean.
A sloped ceiling is a beautiful architectural element to your home, but you can’t mount a standard fan on an angled ceiling without it first being compatible with sloped ceilings. Many ceiling fans are already designed to fit sloped ceilings with angles, also known as a “pitch”, up to 30 degrees. But, if your ceiling fan is not equipped for angles or has a pitch greater than 30 degrees, you will need a fan ceiling adapter for a proper and secure installation.
A ceiling fan to be installed on ceilings with pitches ranging from 31 degrees to 45 degrees can use a standard fan ceiling adapter. Fanimation provides a sloped ceiling kit for that allows a fan to mount on a ceiling with a slope of up to 52 degrees. Contact us at email@example.com for a quote.
It’s easy to find a sloped ceiling fan adapter in a complimentary finish to your fan. It is best to choose a sloped ceiling adapter from the same manufacturer as your ceiling fan for the best compatibility. Discover the ceiling slope minimum and maximum as well as the diameter of the adapter prior to purchase in order to be certain that you are ordering the correct adapter for your ceiling fan.
If you have any further questions on choosing the right fan for your home, please contact Louie Lighting at 1877 385 2104. The Louie Lighting Team wishes you and yours a safe and happy weekend!