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Creating a comfortable home that you feel relax and at peace in requires a combination of factors to come together perfectly. You need the right furniture, décor, and space, of course, but you also need your rooms to be just the right temperature.
While an air conditioning unit is great to cool your home down, you need that air to circulate throughout the house to get to areas that might not be ventilated properly. While the average air conditioning unit uses 3,500 watts of electricity, a ceiling fan only uses 75 watts.
Doing some easy math shows that getting a good fan can be a sound investment if you can reduce the energy emitted by your a/c unit even just a little each day.
But big fans can break up the peaceful environment that you have worked so hard to create, so how do you know what kind of fan to buy that will give you the benefits of circulation and improved energy costs, and still keep your perfect room conditions?
Consider these 7 factors when you are choosing your next fan to be sure your purchase will integrate seamlessly with your peaceful home.
1. Ceiling fans are good options to cool large spaces. These types of fans are mounted permanently to the ceiling and can circulate air throughout your room smoothly and quietly. However, it is important to choose the size correctly. Smaller rooms need smaller fans, like a 36” to 42” model, while larger rooms will need the bigger sizes to operate optimally.
2. Air purifiers are good for those who suffer from allergies. Now you don’t have to choose between circulating the air and being able to breathe, because there are air purifier and fan combo options that are quiet but still remove allergens from the air. While these types of fans can be more expensive than others, you recoup the benefits with increased health.
3. Check the oscillation mode before you buy. The additional option of an oscillation mode helps larger rooms to cool down faster, and works well if you have a lot of people in one area.
4. Always remember: safety first. If you have small children or animals who could hurt themselves if they reach the blades, you want to be sure to purchase a fan that you can place out of their reach.
5. Remote control access may not make the fan quieter, but it can definitely help keep the peace in you room. Having a remote at hand when you are relaxing but need the circulation kicked up or down a notch can save you from having to get up and manually adjust the controls.
6. Consider the noise level of the fan before you purchase it. Most fans do not advertise their noise level, which is measured in decibels. A loud fan can be distracting and make you not want to use it, wasting your money and defeating the purpose of its use. Quiet fans do their job and allow you to enjoy your daily activities.
7. Check out the CFM to help you determine the power of the fan. CFM means “cubic feet per minute,” and it tells you how much the air circulates in a room. The higher the CFM, the more air movement. While this is good for cooling you down, it also means a much more powerful fan, which can mean louder noise.
The addition of the right fan to your home can be the final touch to creating your peaceful environment. Look at the many quiet fans available and find your perfect match to start cooling down and saving money today.