What To Look For in a Good Quality Ceiling FanWednesday 30th May 2012 10:35am
So, you’ve decided to purchase a new ceiling fan for your home or office? Because ceiling fans come in a wide variety of options, it’s important to know what makes one fan better than another. Before you spend your hard earned money on a fan that will break in a few months, take the time to find out what type of fan is appropriate for your living situation and what type of fans are best.
Where Do You Live?
Believe it or not, but depending on where you live, the type of ceiling fan that you choose can play a big impact on how long it will survive. Those who live in coastal areas are more susceptible to salt water and erosion of their ceiling fans than others. That’s why when purchasing ceiling fans online, it’s important to check to see what type of weather resistant coating is included on the blades to ensure that they won’t rust away when this season’s rains come in.
Types of Blades
The type of blades you purchase for your fan can make a big different in terms of performance and longevity. Typically, cheap ceiling fans are made from plastic or synthetic woods to lower costs and to make them lighter in the air. Unfortunately, these materials aren’t nearly as rigid or long lasting as actual wood or metal and will begin to rust or warp after only a few years of use.
If you’re thinking of buying a good ceiling fan, considering buying one with aluminium or steel as a base for the blade structure is a good way to ensure that they’ll last as long as the home they’re installed in.
Just like a coastal fan, an outdoor ceiling fan is made to withstand even the toughest of weather conditions. Because dust and moisture travel through the air more easily outside, outdoor ceiling fans are built to hide the motor and inner working of the fan from outside. Ventilation fans for the motor won’t be found on outdoor fans as a way to prevent debris from flying into the fan and stopping it from working. If you are buying outdoor ceiling fans online, be sure to do your research on their ability to fend off mother nature, as many companies will try to call their products weatherproof, when in reality all they come with is a rust-proof aluminium coating over the blades.