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No individual fan can satisfy the varying needs of a typical household, which is why there is such a wide assortment of fans available. Many factors are involved in the proper selection and operation of a fan, which is why Fan Diego provides a wide variety of types of ceiling fans.
Some rooms need a fan that removes air, as opposed to circulating it, while other fans need to be able to operate for great lengths of time to constantly regulate temperature and comfort levels. Other fans may be needed in an area that could be exposed to the elements, while others need to operate in a smaller space, without creating an indoor hurricane, or potential safety hazard.
Indoor ceiling fans are a great way to cool your home, without spending a lot of money on air conditioning. When fans are used properly and in conjunction with open windows or an air conditioner, you can save up to 40% on your electric bill, without sacrificing a comfortable temperature. During warmer weather, a ceiling fan is run counter-clockwise, where cool air near the floor is forced up and circulates around the room. In colder weather, ceiling fans can operate in a clockwise direction, which pulls warm air from the ceiling and forces it down into the room, circulating it. There are a wide variety of indoor ceiling fans to choose from, and there’s a style to fit every preference. If you want a contemporary style, with the same great features of a standard fan, then check out the Fanimation FP7900MG Torto fan, whose creative blade design pushes air down at an angle for greater circulation. While indoor ceiling fans provide many benefits for your home, they should not be used on the outside of your home.
Unlike indoor fans, outdoor ceiling fans can be used outdoors as well as inside the home. While they are slightly more versatile in their use, not all outdoor ceiling fans can be exposed to the elements. Damp rated fans can be in outdoor spaces, but must be mounted in a covered location. Wet rated fans, however can be used in either covered or exposed spaces. Outdoor fans not only provide lighting and cooling for your outdoor living areas, but the circulating air also helps to minimize the presence of airborne pests. If traditional is your style, then consider the Minka-Aire Traditional Concept Wet-rated fan, or Fanimation’s Aire Décor Standard Damp-rated ceiling fan. If you want to update your outdoor space with a more contemporary style ceiling fan, then Quorum’s Dragonfly Patio damp-rated or Minka-Aire Concept I Wet-rated fan might be just what you’re looking for.
For the consumer who isn’t looking to commit to a ceiling fan, but would still like the benefits of one, there are other non-permanent options that you can consider. Desk/table fans are small, but useful fans for cooling a small area without much noise or disrupting lightweight objects. The Fargo by Fanimation is a great desk fan for those who enjoy old-fashioned style with modern day advantages.
Wall-mount fans, floor fans and pedestal fans are also great portable solutions for your home cooling needs. They provide ventilation and cool air circulation for the areas of your home or office that seem unaffected by standard air conditioning systems. There are certain fan models that are designed for use as a desk fan, floor/pedestal fan, and a wall-mount, needing only a simple hardware adjustment. If you are looking for versatility, then Fanimation’s Old Havana model fan may be the right choice for you.
If your home has ceilings that are higher than 8 feet, or you are looking for a fan that can withstand constant use, in order to cool a large workplace or restaurant, then an portable fans and indoor ceiling fans may not be for you. Industrial fans are made of stronger materials than your typical ceiling fan, so they are built to work longer and harder, while also providing greater air flow and pressure. If an industrial fan is what you need, then models like the Emerson 60 Heat Fan could be the solution.
Ceiling fans cannot replace your HVAC system, as they can circulate the air but not ventilate. They can, however work as a supplement. Your bathroom, for example, cannot operate on ceiling fan alone, unless you have a window in your bathroom, otherwise an exhaust fan is necessary. Bathroom exhaust fans not only remove odors from your bathroom, they also remove the moisture from the air that could cause mold and mildew to thrive. If the noise from an exhaust fan is what drives you away from purchasing one, there are plenty of silent fans that are available for purchase. The Craftmade 110 CFM Silent Fan runs very quietly, and also doubles as a light source.