Apart from alleviating wheat, fans also make sure that the energy bill does not rise up. By circulating the air ceiling fans move warm air toward the ceiling and into attic vents while creating a “wind-chill” effect, which adds to the cooling sensation.
Air conditioners are not known to be very energy efficient. Even the most advanced units use more power than other appliances in most homes. According to recent research, around 20% Kilowatt of energy each year is consumed by air conditioners. On the other hand, fans use less energy when compared to the air conditioners. The fan is able to bring down the temperatures of the room to about 18 to 10 degrees lower. While serving an energy saving function, fans can also accentuate the style and decor in your home or office. The innovative styles and designs of the fans have come a very long way.
What to look for when buying a Ceiling Fan.
At first glance it may be hard to see why one fan costs $50 and another costs $600. Sometimes the price may vary because of the design and style of the fan but mostly, the Quality is the main determinant of an expensive fan. Quality superior fans pay attention to blade angle, use higher quality internal components and are better engineered. On the other hand, cheap fans have a very short lifespan. A wobbling fan generally wears out fast.
More to this is that the air moved by high quality, expensive fan is more than that moved by the low quality blades. For any traditional ceiling, the blades should be between 12 to 16 degrees. the cheap fans have blades of between 12 to 16 degrees only.
Where to place fans
if one has decided to purchase a traditional fan, then it has to be placed at the centre of the room. The blades have to bwe 8 inches from tha floor for optimum air circulation. If the ceiling is low, low profile fans should be bought while on the other hand if the ceiling is high, a high profile fan should be hang.
Directional fans are the recent technological development of the fan system and they are placed at a specific point in the room. Some directional fans swivel to cool a greater area. Most of these blades move more air as they have powerful motors and blades inbuilt in them. These fans can be a good addition to cool a room that already has a traditional fan fitted on them.
However, there is a third type of fan that can be used to cool the room known as the rotational fan. Just like a traditional fan is fitted on the ceiling this too is fitted there but instead of blades, it has horizontal stems.