Fan Buying Tips

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What are some tips for buying the best lighted ceiling fan?

Fan Buying Tips

If you're in the market for a fan, consider these tips before buying one.

  • The steeper the angle of the blades, the more air they move. Ask to see fans in action, preferably in a smaller room than a showroom floor, if you're spending a lot to get the perfect one.
  • Check for a high CFM (cubic feet per minute) rating, which measures the fan's power. Use this measurement, rather than the motor's power, to make a decision about which fan will give you the most air.
  • When looking at ceiling fan lights, keep your decor in mind. Down lights will provide the best direct lighting, while up lights will be more of an ambient glow.
  • Almost all lighted ceiling fans have reversible motors, but check to be sure.
  • For an extra touch of convenience, or for fans that will be hung far out of reach, look for a ceiling fan light switch with a remote control.

   

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