When you buy anything for your home you don’t want to just go through the motions and buy the first thing you see. It’s all about planning for the right aesthetic and function that fits in your home. In this blog, you will find 4 tips that will assist you in choosing the right modern ceiling fan for your home.
1. Plan with a Purpose
Watch any good home improvement show and the first thing you will notice is, before transforming a home into an interior design masterpiece, they plan for the function and look of the home first. That’s a good place to start with ceiling fans:
Don’t judge a fan by its size
Compared to traditional ceiling fans that have spotty coverage and circulation, large ceiling fans running in the forward direction create a cooling breeze that can cover up to 22,000 square feet and reduce the effective temperature (how you feel) by up to 8ºF.
Plan for a great look
While traditional ceiling fans have many options when it comes to aesthetics, large ceiling fans also offer a number of custom options such as lighting kits and color options to best complement your home. MacroAir fans are sleek, contemporary and will compliment any décor or style while keeping residents comfortable.
Make it sustainable
The modern home is becoming increasingly sustainable. It is now common for newly constructed homes to have built-in solar panels and energy star rated products that connect to smart home devices. By moving large amounts of air, large ceiling fans allow you to increase the set point on your thermostat while feeling more comfortable, saving you money on your electricity bills.
2. Location, Location, Location
An outdoor ceiling fan for your porch is not the same as a ceiling fan for your living room. It’s important that you purchase a ceiling fan that is rated specifically for its intended location. Here are a few guidelines to follow when purchasing a ceiling fan for your home:
UL Dry-Rated Ceiling Fans
Fans with a UL Dry rating typically feature furniture-grade wood blades and are designed for dry, indoor locations without any exposure to humidity, moisture, or water. Dry-rated ceiling fans are mostly used in bedrooms and living rooms.
UL Damp-Rated Ceiling Fans
Fans with a UL Damp rating are designed to hold up to humidity and moisture, but not direct contact with water. These fans can be used indoors but are typically used in covered outdoor locations such as covered porches.
UL Wet-Rated Ceiling Fans
UL Wet rating ceiling fans are designed to endure the elements – rain, ocean spray, snow, and water. The moisture-resistant motor housing and all-weather blades allow these fans to perform under any conditions. Place these fans in exposed decks and patios.
3. The Perfect Fit
Large ceiling fans are becoming a popular choice for residential homes because of the airflow benefits and energy efficiency. An average ceiling fan spins several times faster than a large modern ceiling fan. MacroAir fans are designed to move high volumes of air at a low fan speed.
Large ceiling fans are also the perfect complement to your homes air conditioning unit because of the energy savings they create. MacroAir HVLS fans reduce energy consumption by supplementing air conditioning units, which can contribute to a reduction in energy usage in your home.
4. Big vs Small, Which is Right for Your Home?
Because of the large circumference, specially designed fan blades and blade span of MacroAir large ceiling fans, it only takes one of our fans to create balanced and comfortable airflow in a home, compared to multiple small fans to get similar results.
Your home reflects your personal style, and MacroAir fans are here to complement your style, which will help you stay cool and comfortable, all while saving on your energy bills. MacroAir fans are energy efficient and create a substantial amount of air movement, allowing you to increase your thermostat’s set point without sacrificing your comfort.
5. Fan Season Isn’t Just the Summertime
During the winter, run fans in the reverse direction to help redistribute the warmth that naturally rises back down into the living space. This can save up to 10% on heating costs in winter.