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Why You Should Consider Installing a Ceiling Fan in Your Bedroom

Keep your personal space cool without having to turn the air conditioner on!

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Ceiling fans may seem old-school to many, but they are actually a great cooling option especially since the Philippines is a tropical country. Ceiling fans can double as lighting and décor, all the while making sure that your room is well ventilated—plus it’s a great space-saver, too!

While ceiling fans are usually found in common areas of the house, your bedroom can benefit from it as well, no matter the size. It’s a whole lot cheaper than an air conditioner, it consumes less electricity, and it can even get rid of tiny insects such as mosquitoes and flies. If you’re installing one, though, Lightahome UK suggests that you should:

Invest in a sturdy unit.

Remember that this will be installed in the place where you’ll be sleeping, so you’ll want it to be tightly screwed overhead, and that it’s securely in place. You’ll want to take into consideration the slope of your ceiling as well as your electrical wiring, among other things, but you’ll also have to invest in a high-quality ceiling fan that will stand the test of time—and won’t suddenly crash at the foot on your bed.

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Don’t be afraid to go for bigger options.

A room up until 9sqm (100sqft ) can accommodate a 42- to a 48-inch fan. You can go as far as a 52-inch option if your installing in a master bedroom that’s until 21sqm (225sqft).

If you can, pick a ceiling fan as big as your space can accommodate, as it can cool the air as efficiently in a low setting as a smaller option in a high setting. A low, slow setting is also more comfortable and will produce less noise.

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Buy a low-noise fan.

While most ceiling fans are typically quiet, you’ll still want to pick one that explicitly has this function just to make sure. After all, you wouldn’t want to be bothered by whirring in the middle of the night.

Make sure that it doesn’t hang too low from your ceiling.

Go for a fan that installs closer to your ceiling, as you wouldn’t want to hit your head on it should you need to stand on your mattress for any reason.

Get one with a remote control, if possible.

With a remote, you can change the air flow even if you’re already snug in bed—pretty convenient!

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Need more tips about ceiling fans? Check out this article to see what other things you need to consider.

Sources: Lightahome UK, Ylighting

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