What You Need To Know To Get The Best Breeze

     

Looking for a new way to stay comfortable in your home without spending a fortune on air conditioning? The solution may already be in your home. That’s right, ceiling fans could be the answer you didn’t know you were looking for and if you don’t already have them in certain rooms of the house, pay close attention.

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The addition of a ceiling fan can lower your electricity bill by allowing you to turn down (or turn up) your air conditioning. But if you're thinking about getting one, there are a few things that you should be aware of before you head out to the local home improvement store.

Location, Location, Location

First, you’ll want to plan out where you want your new fan(s) installed. Make there’s plenty of room around any existing lights.

Positioning

You will also want to make sure that the blades will hang at least eight inches from the ceiling. Why? This will give the fan enough clearance for adequate airflow so you get the maximum amount of circulation in the room.

Additionally, the ceiling fan's blades should hang about seven feet from the floor or higher so that there is plenty of head clearance. If you have exceptionally tall friends or family members, you may want to go a bit higher to be safe.

With that said, the blades should be no more than 10 feet from the floor so that the breeze is able to reach you, your family, and your guests and be sure to keep them at least a foot and a half away from walls or sloped ceilings.

Additional Things To Consider

As a general rule of thumb, you should measure the area that you are trying to cool (in square feet) and then divide by four to get the blade span (in inches).

We also suggest looking for the Energy Star Label - the blue logo means the fan passed a number of tests for quality and efficiency. This is one of the most vital things to look for if cost-savings is a large factor for you.

If you're interested in learning more about the best ways to get a breeze from your ceiling fan? Prefer to have your fan installed by a team of certified professionals? Give GEN3 Electric a call today - 215-512-4102.

About The Author

Bill earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Architecture, then founded Generation 3 Electric in 2000. His father, an electrician, was his inspiration. These days, Bill actively manages his company and enjoys focusing on new technology and marketing.