Different types of FansTuesday 24th April 2012 11:11am
Ceiling fans come in a variety of different types, shapes, and colours. Typically, homes come preinstalled with ceiling fans in a few rooms, but if you’re looking to expand the cooling potential of your home or office, it’s important to know what each type of fan option does before you make a decision. As with any product, prices vary depending on the quality of the blades and fan type you choose. In general, fan blades made out of rigid materials like metal or wood are going to cost more than those made of plastic or aluminium.
Traditional Ceiling Fans
More than likely, you have traditional ceiling fans installed in your house. Their relatively low cost and ease of installation make them the perfect choice for new home buyers or those who are on a budget. Traditional ceiling fans generally offer little in the way of design or pleasing aesthetics, but still provide enough cooling power to reduce the temperature in a bedroom or office.
These ceiling fans are made from metals or plastics to ensure durability, and generally come in one or two colour designs.
Contemporary Ceiling Fans
If you’re looking for something a bit more interesting to add to your home, consider a contemporary ceiling fan. Contemporary ceiling fans are more design oriented, but still provide the same amount of cooling power and speed that traditional ceiling fans offer. You can purchase fans that match your furniture by either replacing the blades in your existing fan with new blades, or by purchasing a new fan for the room.
Outdoor Ceiling Fans
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, an outdoor ceiling fan will allow you to sit on your patio or by the pool while still remaining cool. Outdoor fans are specially designed to prevent moisture from entering into the fan’s housing and from making its way into the fibres of the fan blades. These minor adjustments to the fan’s design ensure that the fan is ready to withstand just about any major weather disaster that comes its way.
If you don’t have the space to install a ceiling fan, perhaps a wall fan would better suit your needs? Wall fans hang from the the corner of a room or mount directly onto an available wall. They’re designed to both swivel and pivot to reach all parts of the room with relative ease. Installing these types of fans in the corner of the room allows the fan to pivot along its full access and reach the entire room as opposed only managing to cool a few cubic feet of air.
These types of fans are the most common and most widely available fans. They all have their own advantages and disadvantages. So, next time you need to cool down with a fan, consider all options and choices you have in fans.