Benefits of ceiling fans
Getting ceiling fans for your home is, of course, advantageous in a couple of ways. One of the top ones is the reduced cost of electricity.
Of course, the air conditioning works to regulate temperature and consumes a lot of power in doing so. Conversely, a fan regulates temperature by blowing air around the room, making it feel cooler. By doing this, the AC is left with very little to do hence the lower electric bills.
Another benefit is the versatility. Fans can be put in any room, including the kitchen, bedroom, lounge, and even where the ceilings are pitched. As such, you can add fans where you don’t feel the AC is effective.
Also, with the varying design styles for the different fans, you are bound to find one that fits your rooms’ interior design. After installation, you won’t even see a thing out of place. Some options even have lights, so the fan can easily take a central position in any room. This also avoids clutter on your ceiling as you don’t need another lighting fixture.
Lastly, most fans are reversible, which means they can distribute warm and cool air depending on your needs and the season.
Features to consider when choosing the best ceiling fan under $100
As you probably know by now, the features list is the only thing that will accurately represent the capabilities of a fan before you see it. As such, understanding the fan features to expect may help guide you as you make the purchase. This is why we’ve included the section below.
The fan size may seem insignificant. However, this information can be used to decide which room sizes the fan will be perfect for. One example is that 42-inch fans like the Westinghouse Lighting 7876400 are usually for 100 square feet rooms or smaller.
56-inch options like the Westinghouse Lighting 7861400 are some of the largest in the market and work for 400 square feet rooms or smaller. As you can see, the larger the fan size, the larger the coverage area.
You also don’t want a fan that looks out of place in a particular room. As such, you’ll have to look at the design and color scheme before purchase. If you feel a white fan will work perfectly with your white ceiling, you can pick an option like the Litex BRC30WW6L. Notably, there are all kinds of colors and designs for the different fans, and you are sure to find one that fits your needs.
If you’re watching TV, sleeping, or even doing chores in the house, the constant hum and buzzing of a ceiling fan can be quite annoying. As such, it may serve you better to have a quieter machine. That said, a lot of manufacturers haven’t figured out how to eliminate the noise completely, especially when the fan is rotating at higher speeds.
The motor is another item that should be on your ceiling fan checklist. It will determine the number of speeds you have and if the fan can be used in winter.
Ideally, the number of speeds will be high as this will help cater to different temperature regulation needs. Notably, this gives fan options like the Honeywell 50182 an edge over the competition. The motor being reversible is another major positive.
The airflow rating also determines the cooling power of the fan. Notably, the higher the airflow, the more effective a ceiling fan is, especially in larger rooms. Also, a higher CFM means the fan is more efficient at moving air around the room.
Whether or not your ceiling is pitched may also have a hand in deciding the ceiling fan under $100 that you buy. Often, fans with long downrods work best for a pitched ceiling installation. This is because the fan blades have enough clearance from the ceiling that it can rotate freely. Also, having the downrod works to perfectly position the tool in the middle of the room, even when the ceiling is slanted.
Additionally, you’ll need to choose between a downrod and flush mounting options. The downrod gives clearance from the ceiling, letting the fan hang freely. This option thus works well for high ceilings as your downrod can even be as long as 36 inches.
However, for those with ceilings that are nine feet from the floor or lower, you don’t want a fan that takes up too much space. This is why you should buy a flush-mounted ceiling fan.
Also, with a flush-mounted gadget, you avoid any injury that might be as a result of coming into contact with the fan. That said, some options like the Hykolity 42-Inch Ceiling Fan come with both flush mounting and downrod options.
Having a light integrated into your fan is another positive. Remember that the fan will take a central position in your room. This is a position that is also often occupied by a ceiling light. However, with a fan there, you may have to look elsewhere for a place to install the light.
That said, if the fan already has a lighting fixture built-in, this is not something you have to worry about.
As for the control options, you’ll have to choose one of three picks. The first is the pull chain control, which is the most common. You pull the chain to toggle between speed and direction options.
The second is button control as is available in the Westinghouse Lighting 7861400. With this option, the control unit is mounted onto a wall in the room, and you can make changes by pressing a button or turning a knob.
The third option is remote control, which offers the most freedom out of the three options provided. You can control the fan from anywhere in the room. You don’t even need to move from your seat. A few ceiling fan options incorporate two control options in one device. One example is the Prominence Home 80029-01.
While you don’t want it to happen, some fan options may come with defects, or they might get damaged soon after they are delivered to your doorstep. For anyone who didn’t choose a fan with a warranty, this counts as an automatic loss.
However, if you had the foresight to get a ceiling fan with a guarantee, you are protected from the loss. Notably, a more extended warranty also often means more protection for your investment.