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Ceiling Fan Tips:
Here are just a few ideas to help you find the right ceiling fan for you room
When installing a fan outside you need to make sure it is either damp or wet rated. A covered patio or screened in porch, where rain does not hit the fan, can use either a damp or wet rated fan. If the area is not covered and exposed directly to rain, like a gazebo or lanai, you need a wet rated fan.
Note: All outdoor fans can also be installed indoors.
If you need to cool off a space inside your house, you can use any type of fan whether it be rated for dry, damp or wet locations. Most people don't know this, so they limit themselves to only searching indoor ceiling fans, which can limit your selection. Some of the most popular indoor fan styles are actually rated for use outdoors as well.
Choosing The Right Size
The larger the fan is in the room, the more air you are going to feel, so it is better to have a fan that is a bit large for the room than small. For that reason, don't get too caught up thinking you need a really small fan for your guest bedroom or kids room (10 x 10). Rather than worry so much about the size, it is more important to pick a fan that blends in with the ceiling. If your room has a white ceiling, consider a white fan with 3 blades instead of 5. This way you can use a bit larger fan because it will be less obtrusive in the room. You may also want to consider a low profile model. In this particular example, you could get away with a 52" 3 blade flush mount fan in white.
If you have a large room, great room or a high ceiling, there are some very large ceiling fans with a 96" blade span that can truly make a statement in your home while keeping you cool. These are also great for pulling down the warm air during the winter to help you save on your heating bills. Don't be afraid to use a large fan in a 12 x 15 room.
If you are buying ceiling fans to stay cooler without having to run your air conditioner, be sure to compare the CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute) between models. Many of the cheaper fans sold at home centers like Home Depot or Lowe's will not move very much air. The higher the CFM, the more air the fan will move about to provide a comfy breeze.
Ceiling fans with DC motors use a lot less energy than those with AC motors. If you want to save on your energy bills, consider spending a bit more for a DC motor EnergyStar fan. The energy savings will make it up in the long run.