Features to consider when choosing a low-profile ceiling fan
These are the features that any great low-profile ceiling fan must possess.
You probably are getting a low-profile ceiling fan because you have a low ceiling or a small living space. When choosing a fan, ensure that it will be at least 7ft off the floor when installed. The best fan height is 12 inches because it will leave ample space between the blades and the ceiling for maximum airflow and circulation.
The first thing to consider when choosing a fan size is the size of the room in which you’ll install it. The fan ought not to be too small or too big for the room for it to work efficiently. You need to measure your room’s size then check the size of the fan for optimal results. For correct sizing of a ceiling fan to your room size, be sure to go for anything between 18 and 24 inches of clearance on all sides of the fan.
Number of speeds and maximum CFM
The number of speeds contributes largely to the fan’s flexibility. A fan with more than one speed can be used in all kinds of weather, including winter. It gives you full control of the temperature.
CFM is the standard measurement for the airflow a fan delivers every cubic foot per minute. The higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan is because it can move more air with less wattage. The minimum CFM measurement you should consider is 75cfm/w.
With low hanging ceilings, mounting is a top consideration. There are 2 main mounting options; flush mount and downrod mount. Flush mount is meant for rooms with extremely low ceilings. The ceiling fans are mounted flush to the ceiling without any extra attachment. The Hunter 53069 Indoor Low Profile III Ceiling Fan is a prime example of a ceiling fan with the flush mount option.
On the other hand, downrod mounts are meant for rooms with high ceilings of about 8ft or more. Most ceiling fans feature a downrod, but for extra-tall ceilings, you might have to buy a longer one than the standard ones provided by the manufacturer.
These are a huge bonus. They not only save you from the agony of changing bulbs every now and then but also add an aesthetic appeal to your space. There are 3 main types of lights, halogen, fluorescent, and LED. LED lights consume less energy, and they emit a cool or warm lighting. Halogen lights have a shorter lifespan than LED lights and are ideal for easy-to-reach fans.
This is a matter of personal preference. Low-profile ceiling fans come in different designs, and it is up to you to pick a style that will easily blend with or complement your house décor. Some of the most common designs you can choose from including rustic, tropical, antique, and contemporary.
If you have a traditional or vintage interior décor style, consider the antique style ceiling fans. If you have the modern or transitional décor style, then choose the contemporary ceiling fans like the Honeywell 50602-01 Ocean Breeze Contemporary Fan. Rustic ceiling fans are a great choice for the mission, country, and western interiors. Lastly, tropical ceiling fans are ideal for coastal, nautical, and island interiors. They go well with rattan furniture, handcrafted items, natural patterns, and bright colors.
The most popular control options for ceiling fans are the pull chain, remote, and wall control. Remote control is the most convenient option and is ideal for high ceilings, hard to reach places, and bedrooms. It is also incredibly lightweight and portable.
The pull chain is the most common control option, and it is also pretty straightforward. It is ideal for low-profile ceilings and spaces with low traffic as it should be easy to reach.
Wall control allows you to easily operate the speed, lighting, and direction of a fan with the simple press of a button. It is a perfect option for multi-purpose rooms like kitchens, dining, and the living area.
Just like any other electrical appliance, anything can go wrong with your ceiling fan. Therefore it is imperative to get one with a solid warranty backing. The longer it is, the better; some manufacturers even offer a lifetime backing.