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5 Things To Consider Before Buying A Ceiling Fan

It's not always all about aesthetic

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In a tropical country like ours, a ceiling fan is almost a requirement in a home. It keeps the breeze flowing on humid days and balances the temperature in a space—not only that, you might be surprised to know that it can dramatically reduce your energy bills, too. To help you choose the best one for your home, here are a few key characteristics you should look for: 

Mounting

Mounting a fan isn’t as simple as hooking it to the underside of your roof—you have to take the shape of the ceiling into consideration, too. If you have a ceiling that has a slope, you need to pick out something that comes with an angle mount or you might need to get an additional bracket if you have a decorative medallion.

Home style

Ceiling fans usually come in a variety of designs that matches different decorating styles and it is important to pick one that matches the rest of the space. If you can’t achieve a similar look, find something with the same hardware or finish so you can still easily incorporate it into your home. 

Features

Ceiling fans aren’t just supposed to cool a space, it’s supposed to improve air circulation, too. As technology improves, more and more new options are introduced—how many gears does it have? Does it have reversible air-flow capabilities?—so be sure to choose something that fits your needs. 

Size and Distance

Remember: the taller the ceiling, the bigger the fan should be. If your home has a ceiling over 10 feet, you might need to hire a pro to add an extension rod. Don’t forget to measure everything before going to the store to avoid size mishaps! 

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Lighting

Some ceiling fans come with lighting features while others don't. Think about whether you want a two-in-one piece for your space or you want an entirely different set up—everything depends on your preference. 

SOURCE: Rhiannon's Interiors 

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