Ceiling fans should be installed by a professional electrician to make sure everything is working correctly
Ceiling fans not only offer a complete decorative look in your home or business but may also save you money on your energy bill after installation. Because fans help in circulating the air in the room making it feel cooler and comfortable for you, they are practically a must-have here in South Florida. Most of us already have several in our homes, but sometimes they need to be replaced. That’s where we come in. Ceiling fan installation can be tricky, and even dangerous. Here, we’re going to go through the many options you have to choose from.
Different styles for different people
Manufacturers are now offering so many different styles and sizes for ceiling fans making fans fun to choose for your home or office. There are fans controlled through Wi-Fi, remotes, wall panels… Then there are the blade options: 2, 3, 4, 5 or more! Wide blades, thin blades, indoor, outdoor, ceiling hugger, down rod, light, no light. There are literally hundreds of thousands of styles, colors, and options.
Ceiling Hugger vs Down Rod Fans
The terms are probably familiar, however you may not know the functions. In either a residential, commercial, or industrial setting, these functions are the same.
Ceiling huggers, of course, hug the ceiling. This means the fan attachment is directly flush with the ceiling. Consequently, these fans don’t push as much air generally, so this is a good choice for someone that doesn’t like a high volume of air hitting them all the time. They are generally quieter since they’re more stable. On the other hand, depending on how high your ceiling is, you may only have clearance for a ceiling hugger.
A down rod does exactly that: a rod that puts the fan further down from the ceiling. This has several benefits. For very high ceilings, it brings the circulating air closer to you. Likewise, it also has enough room to circulate properly. Installed improperly, however, these fans can vibrate or squeak. It might even sway! Learn more about ceiling fan heights and placement here.
Indoor and Outdoor Ceiling Fans
This, of course, is self-explanatory. It simply depends on where you’re looking for more air circulation: outside in your covered patio or hut, or in your home. Outdoor fans come in many styles, depending on whether you’re looking to focus circulation in one area, or you’d like a whole area covered. Perhaps you’d like to add a fan to an indoor room that doesn’t have one. Or maybe you’re redecorating and need a new look. Either way, we can help you find a ceiling fan for whatever your needs are, and install it properly.
To light, or not to light? That is the question.
Many rooms have stand-alone lamps that don’t require even more. Or perhaps you need a ceiling fan installed in an industrial capacity. Regardless, there are many reasons someone might choose a fan without a light. The harder questions come along when you start asking how many lights do you need? Are you looking for a chandelier/fan combo? How much air are you looking to circulate? Do you require a dimmer? These are all questions our professionals will ask when you give us a call. Our electricians can safely and quickly install whichever ceiling fan you decide on. Below, we have some examples of the different options you face. There is a style for everyone.
Furthermore, some fans are Wi-Fi enabled, some are controlled through Bluetooth
With so many options, our team can discuss your options and help you decide. Call us today and begin your ceiling fan installation project for your home or office with the peace of mind you have professionals taking you through the process and your installation will be safely and properly performed.
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