Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Ceiling Fan

Jul 11, 2023 | Ceiling Fan

In the heat of summer, you’re always thankful for a breeze - whether from the wind or with a fan. Ceiling fans are a great way to reduce cooling costs while improving air circulation in your home or outdoor space. The benefits of using a ceiling fan include energy efficiency, cost savings, and custom designs. Indoor ceiling fans work well in any room while outdoor ceiling fans are specifically designed for outdoor use and come equipped with features such as weather-resistant materials. A ceiling fan can help improve the overall comfort level for you and your family while being an eco-friendly and cost-effective option for cooling. With a wide range of options available, you can easily find a fan that meets your specific needs and style preferences. There are several things to take into consideration when choosing an indoor or outdoor ceiling fan.

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    1. Airflow.

    Indoor fans are designed to circulate air within a room, while outdoor fans are designed to move air over a larger area and provide more airflow. Outdoor fans are also designed to be waterproof and withstand harsher weather conditions, such as high winds, rain, and humidity.

    2. Noise.

    Outdoor fans tend to be louder than indoor fans due to their larger blades and increased air movement. However, many outdoor fans are designed with noise-reducing features, such as quiet motors and balanced blades, to help minimize noise levels.

    3. Design.

    Outdoor fans come in a variety of styles, from traditional to modern, while indoor fans can range from sleek and contemporary to ornate and decorative. No matter which style you choose, both indoor and outdoor fans can add a touch of elegance to any space.

    4. Size.

    Indoor ceiling fans tend to be smaller in size, ranging from 36 to 52 inches, while outdoor ceiling fans are larger, ranging from 52 to 84 inches to create adequate airflow in large outdoor spaces.

    5. Lighting.

    Indoor ceiling fans typically include either an uplight or a downlight. An uplight casts a soft glow upwards, while a downlight offers direct light downwards. In contrast, while outdoor ceiling fans also have the option of an uplight or downlight, they commonly have a built-in light kit that helps illuminate outdoor areas. Understanding the lighting differences in indoor and outdoor ceiling fans can help you choose the best option for your needs.

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    With years of experience working on homes of all shapes and sizes, our team has the knowledge and expertise necessary to help install the indoor or outdoor ceiling fan that works best for your specific needs. Trust us to help you beat the heat and stay comfortable all year round. Save up to 40% on energy costs by calling Mario Castillo Electric today.

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