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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Home Ceiling Fan Maintenance Tips And Tricks


















All types of ceiling fans should be maintained and taken care of them, or they can cause many issues and change your genuine feelings and peace because of discomfort. Maintaining a ceiling fan is a simple proposition in contrast with maintaining other home machines. The correct establishment of a ceiling fan will make the support of your fanless demanding over the long haul. Having a nice looking ceiling fan in the room can truly include a nice touch and feel to it. If your room presently has a ceiling fan, maintaining it in a decent condition is the best thing. 


However, many of us don't have the idea about the problems our ceiling face and how to solve them. Below are the basic issues you will face and their solutions.

Shuddering 

Here the cause is the usage of a broken connection of blades to the rotor because of which the general adjust of the fan is lost bringing about an imbalanced movement of the ceiling fan.

Solution:
You have to remove it from the crate connection and clamp the fan blades to the rotor. Understand that these unusual sounds are indications of problems with the fan. If it is not maintained well, these problems will step by step compound after some time and maybe even cause starting or other more serious issues. You can likewise purchase an adjusting kit at the store where you bought the fan, a home focus or at a substantial handyman shop. The kits are likewise accessible on-line. The directions frequently shift from adjusting kit to adjusting kit yet they all are designed to get you the correct final product. Take after the instructions painstakingly and don't take any easy routes regardless of what your very own rationale manages.

Fan speed control 

The rate of the fan rotation is controlled by a regulator. Currently, we have semiconductor operated regulator switches. Their performance is unique to that of the mechanical ones used before. Thus, we get quick fan speeds and not controllable.

Solution:
You have to change the regulator in such cases. Choose whether you or any professional will change the regulator. If you need a professional to carry out the occupation, recollect that you need to pay his charges. Despite the fact that every one of the fans accompanied the point by point operational manual on the best way to change the regulator, it is prudent to call an expert If you don't know how to change. It is conceivable to change the regulator inside a few minutes.



Starting issue 

This is related to the engine quality. Utilizing modest fans with no certification on rotor windings and toughness can cause the beginning problems. The fans keep running on the Weber standard with stator and rotor parts. A slight blame and the attractive field creation would get influenced with the attractive shaft Solution not occurring as required. Another rotor is required to settle this issue or change the windings. This issue can be caused by electric vacillations also.

Solution:
Cutting edge fans are anything but difficult to work. Some of them will have a little chain that you can get a handle on effortlessly to switch on the fan and control the speed. Another bind will be given to control the light switch. However, many models accompanied a switch fitted on the divider. You can go without much of a stretch change between the speeds of low, medium and high by either pulling the chain or tapping the switch. Continuously make sure that the power supply is all around associated.

Corroding of Blades

This is regularly true for individuals remaining in beach front regions where because of dampness and ocean water the rusting of blades happens quicker. This can cause the erosion of the blades bringing about corroded blades and air flow

Solution:
Clean the blades of the ceiling fan each week. This ensures an ideal stream of air, other than expending less power. The top bit of the cutting edge is the dirtiest one. You can undoubtedly clean it with the vacuum cleaner with a hose connected to it. This ensures the cleaner to achieve the high spots. You can also wipe the blades with a non-abrasive cleaning splash or clean. This will ensure you appreciate the cool wind given by your ceiling fan to numerous years.

Other additional tips 

In addition to above problems and solutions, there are some simple steps that one can take to ensure that the ceiling fan functions admirably over a time frame. The accompanying is a few things to check If the fan begins making sounds that are uncommon:

1. More seasoned fans require that the direction is greased up intermittently. Bring the fan down and make sure everything is greased up appropriately.



2. Verify If the latches require tightening. In spite of the fact that it is quite uncommon for the free blades to radiate a squeaking sound, this is as yet conceivable in specific cases. Now and then, even lights can cause rattling, so make sure that they are tightened safely in their attachments.

3. The intemperate clean collection could be another real cause of wobbling and squeaking. A lot of tidy in the fan may prompt a circumstance where there is an unequal pressure on the engine orientation, along these lines bringing about squeaking, and the fan destroying rashly.

4. If the fan has a light kit, it is important to check the globes. Some ceiling fans that accompanied by an elastic seal to seclude them from the metal flange that should be appropriately installed.

5. If screws are used for tightening the globe, it is imperative to make sure that these screws are sufficiently tight. Keep in mind, undue pressure may damage the glass, so this errand ought to be taken care of deliberately.

Conclusion

When every one of these steps has been performed, verify If the fan is as yet uproarious. If the issue has not been settled, it might be a great opportunity to bring in an expert. Leaving such problems to stay cause them to end up plainly a considerable measure more terrible after some time and truly damaging the unit. Indeed, even with a more seasoned fan, it is critical to maintaining its capacity and additionally its state.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Pros and Cons on Installing Ceiling Fan in Singapore



















Singapore is characterized by a tropical climate and remains hot and humid the whole year. The country does not have definite seasons such as winter, summer, spring or autumn. It is therefore imperative to install fans or aircons in your home or office in order to check the varying high and low temperatures.

There are a various types of fans such as table fans and ceiling fans. Ceiling fans are popular among many homeowners in Singapore as far as regulation of temperature is concerned. They are useful in lowering room temperatures in hot months and can also increase warmth in cold months. Even if they do not produce coolness to match that of aircons, they are very valuable in regulating the room temperature in your home or workplace. This article explores the pros and cons of installing a ceiling fan in your home.

Merits of ceiling fans

Ceiling fans reduces temperatures in warm months
You can use a ceiling fan to lower room temperatures in your home significantly. Whether your room is big or small, you can rely on the ceiling fan to keep your room cooler.

If you open the windows, the extra heat flees and the fan regulates the air motion. The blades of the fan push cool air in your room downwards which creates a cool and soothing breeze.

Ceiling fans can bring warmth in your home during cold months
The blades of ceiling fan can be reversed during cold seasons thereby increasing the room temperatures. When blades are reversed, the ceiling fan pulls cool air upwards instead of downwards. Warm air is forced downwards which has an effect giving your room a warmer feeling.

Ceiling fans are energy saving and hence cost saving
Ceiling fans consumes very little energy. This implies that you spend less money on electricity bills as you enjoy coolness in hot months and warmth in the cold season. The fans consume much less power compared with an air conditioner regardless of the efficiency of the aircon. Even if you install several ceiling fans in your home, you will not spend as much energy. Additionally, you can leave you fan off when you are not in the house as you only need it when it is blowing you. This also saves you energy costs.

When you locate your ceiling fan strategically, you do not need to use ACs or furnace which further saves you energy and money. Ceiling fans are therefore very economical and affordable by many homeowners.



You can use ceiling fans as a source of light
Nowadays, there are home ceiling fans that come with an inbuilt light while others have a light kit included. These ceiling fans have become popular among many homeowners in Singapore. You just need to locate your fan strategically in your room and use it as the source of lighting as well as regulation of temperature. The ceiling fan is therefore quite versatile as it can be adapted for different uses.

You can use a ceiling fan outdoors as well
Just like you can use it indoors, you can also install a ceiling fan in outdoor areas such as open air kitchen and balcony. You can therefore enjoy a regulated temperature even while outdoors. The high speed rotation of the ceiling fan and the ensuing air also drives insects away and hence you can relax peacefully.

Can increase the aesthetic value of your room
Ceiling fans come in different types and designs. You can select the one that suit your home decor and increase your home beauty significantly. The fans can be made to be attractive with blades designed with different patterns or materials and matching light shades.

Ceiling fans have affordable costs
Ceiling fans are cheaper compared with other types of fans and air conditioner. They are therefore affordable by majority of home owners in Singapore. The cost of installation is also fair.

Cons of the ceiling fans

Other than the above advantages of the ceiling fans, they also have some disadvantages. These include the following;

They are sometimes noisy
When the ceiling fan is new, well balanced, and clean and of the modern type, it may be a bit quiet. However, as the fan gets older, screws become loose and rotators lose greasiness, it can become noisy and irritating.

If you are using a noisy ceiling fan at the office, it can be very distracting and hence interfere with your work concentration. On the other hand a noisy home ceiling fan can make the house uncomfortable. For instance, it can interfere with your sleeping and also disturb children. The ceiling fan therefore requires proper maintenance to avoid the irritating noise.



Ceiling fans can be challenging to clean
Ceiling fans are installed at high places out of reach which makes them hard to clean. The blades of the fan are equally difficult to clean and may require special tools or expertise. You may therefore require specialized services to clean your ceiling fans.

Can be risky if installed at low heights
Installing your ceiling fan at a too low height can be dangerous. You, a family member or a visitor can accidentally have his/her hands or head caught by the fan’s blades and sustain injuries. If you have kids, they can also get injured by the blades when playing. To avoid such dangers, you should ensure that the ceiling fan in installed at a reasonable height where even taller people are not endangered. The main problem of home ceiling fan is if your room has a very low ceiling since you cannot install the fan high enough.

The ceiling fan may not produce enough light
Though most ceiling fans come with an integrated light or an included lighting kit, such light may not be sufficient in your room. You may therefore have to supplement the light from other appliances.

The above overview presents the pros and cons of ceiling fans. This may help you to make an informed decision as you think of regulating the temperatures of your home in the hot and humid climate in Singapore.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

How To Install The Right Ceiling Fan



Ceiling fans have been in use for a long time, the fan we as a whole know being more than 150 years old; however, they have turned out to be useful nowadays. With so many available shapes, sizes, hues and feature on the market, deciding on what type of ceiling fan for your home or room can be really challenging. These intriguing fan features have all been designed to fit a variety of peoples' needs and wants, and a considerable measure of them were designed in such a way that their installation is made simple. Here are a few things you ought to do before you actually go out and purchase your ceiling fan for your home or room.

1. Will the fan be indoors or outside
Outside fans are really hard to get a hold of, but there are some available on the market. These types of fans are outlined with the high temperatures, low temperatures, soil, dryness and humidity of outside conditions in mind. That is the reason an indoor fan ought to NEVER be installed in outside conditions. Make beyond any doubt you purchase the correct fan for the correct conditions. Some fan makers have lifetime warranties on both indoor and outside ceiling fans.

Something to avoid is to buy indoor fan that is designed and intended to be used as outdoor, am very sure won’t solve your needs. And this will wastage to your cash as well time to spend really making a buy

2. What's your style
Am sure you understand the style you are looking for. Ceiling fan styles are usually categorized into Hippie, Standard, Modern, and Abstract. The common plan available on the market today is the standard ones. You should choose either to buy modern or standard depending on where the ceiling fan will be installed.

3. Lighting
The majority of the ceiling fans available today will allow you to add lighting to it if you might want. Actually, a considerable measure of fans will accompany the lighting units as part of the purchase. If light is required in the very center of your setting, in addition to the fan, you can purchase the fan and lighting units separately or as one entire package. If you get them separately, it's best to match makers so you realize that they will both fit each other.

4. Powering the ceiling fan
some time back, to manage the ceiling fan and its lighting by use of the switch, a three conductor wire was needed in between the wall and the switch. Lately some fan makers make controls that allow you to connect with your existing two-conductor wires.



5. Support for the ceiling fan
This is among the most important aspects you need consider when installing your ceiling fan... as you know that Fans also move; a ceiling fan couldn't be mounted on just a weak support. It will doubtlessly tumble to the floor. Most ceiling fan makers have standard instructions packaged for mounting the fan to a certain type of mounting thing above the intersection thing.

6. How cool
Some people take ceiling fans as a gadget where to keep a place colder. This is the most well-known use, but they are similarly as useful for keeping a room warm when it is frosty outside during those winter months. Make beyond any doubt you purchase a fan that will run in the downwards heading during warm weather and upwards in cool weather... It will definitely make the floor a ton warmer, and you will enjoy your room

7. Size of the Room 
Size is another thing to consider. The size of the room will be the main point of reference for choosing the size of your new ceiling fan. Regardless of the possibility that you just intend the fan to be decorative, a tiny fan in a large room will look somewhat senseless.

8. Purpose of the Ceiling Fan 
Before shortlisting the correct fan to install in your room, you'll should be clear of its intended purpose. Will it be the main fan in the room or will it work in tandem with other ceiling fans? Will it be decorative or dual reason both for lighting and cooling the room? Commonsensical as it sounds, there are many who overlook this progression just to lament their purchase decision because the fan they picked lacks the functionality required.

9. Type of mounting 
the other important consideration is mounting type. Your decision of mounting will always be dependent on your ceiling tallness. According the American Lighting Association, the ceiling fan ought to hang at least 7' above the floor, however 8' - 9' is best, if the ceiling is sufficiently high to allow for that.

• Flush Mount - This is the place the fan is anchored straightforwardly to the ceiling without the use of a down bar. This diminishes the drop distance of the fan and is along these lines ideal for low ceilings or fans with low hanging lights.



• However flush mount ceiling fans do have a major drawback; the airflow is almost always somewhat confined in such fans owning to the short distance between the ceiling and fan blade. They are along these lines not suitable for rooms with higher ceiling as well as ceiling that are not flat.

• Standard Mount - These usually use a 3' to 5' inch down pole and are the most widely recognized for rooms with 8' to 9' ceiling tallness.

• Extended Mount - These are ideal for high or vaulted ceilings. The length of the down bar used is modified with the end goal that the fan is situated between 8' to 9' above the floor for optimal airflow.

Final note 

As can be seen, there are many consideration when choosing ceiling fans. The purpose behind the fan, size of your room, stature of your ceiling and even decision of control type ought to all be taken into consideration as well, especially if you want to pick a fan that is both beautiful and functional. But if you still think that the task of selecting the right ceiling fan is yet challenging, then hire a service of a friend, family member of any professional company to be always on the safe side

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Components of a Ceiling Fan



















Ceilings fans circulate air inside a room. Usually, they are electrically-powered mechanical fans that are suspended from ceilings. In Singapore, ceiling fans are also used to cool, or warm, the room. As a highly developed economy with a well-established service sector, ceiling fans can be found in large conference halls, restaurants, and office complex; as well as residential homes and apartments.

Singapore has a tropical climate, and the authorities are advocating a greening policy which means that ceiling fans must be environmentally-friendly in terms of design and operation. This means that ceiling fans must be built of non-toxic materials, and in case they are irreparably damaged, their design allows some of the parts to be recycled while the non-recyclable parts can be properly disposed off. Also, the material used to build the non-recyclable parts should at least be biodegradable, so as to minimize the load of waste product associated with damaged ceiling fans.

Energy Efficiency

A good ceiling fan should be energy-efficient, which means that it does not waste energy. The design of quality ceiling fans allow them to adequately circulate air inside rooms while rotating at a slow speed. Some ceiling fans feature blade designs which have been purposely built for better aerodynamics, and this ensures that when the fan is rotating, less energy is used to overcome air resistance.

Power consumption can also be reduced if home owners, or fan users, turn on ceiling fans only when they are inside the house or building. However, if the ceiling fans are installed in bakeries or kitchens where ovens are continually being used, then the fans can be left running even if there is no one at home.

The interior design of the home also determines the amount of power consumed by the ceiling fan as it dictates the size of the room in which air can circulate. For this reason, an eco-freindly interior design improves the degree of energy efficiency of installed ceiling fans, as well as improving the air quality. Therefore, if you are planning for a home renovation, you should consider using an eco-freindly interior design to renovate and refurbish your home.

Components of a Ceiling Fan

There are different types of ceiling fans available in the market in Singapore. Nonetheless, all these ceiling fans have the following basic parts, which are described alongside their functions.



- Ceiling Mount: This is the mechanism used to mount, or install, the ceiling fan into the ceiling (or roof). They also provide conduit for electric cables to supply power to the electric motor of the fan. There are 3 main designs of ceiling mounts:

1. Ball and Socket: A metal or plastic hemisphere housing a metal bracket is fitted on the ceiling, and it secures the downrod to the ceiling.

2. Claw hook system; It is also called the J-hook system, and it features a metal hook that has been fitted into the ceiling, with the ceiling fan hanging on this metal hook.

3. Low ceiling adapter: This is a specially designed ceiling mount that does not need a downrod, and thus allows the ceiling fan to be installed in rooms with set roofs, or those that have low ceiling clearance.

- Downrod: It is a metal rod attached to the ceiling mount, that serves to suspend the ceiling fan in the room. They are different sizes of downrods, with the fan type and room size determining the length and widths of the downrod to be used. Downroads are not used in areas with low ceiling clearance.

- Motor housing: This is an encasement, usually decorated, that houses the electric motor of the ceiling fan. Usually, each ceiling fan manufacturers creates a unique design of the motor housing. Also, due to its size and prominence, they can be used to distinguish different types of ceiling fans that have been made by different manufacturers.

- Switch housing: This is a metal cylinder that is mounted below the electric motor. It houses various electrical components including capacitors, switches, and electric wires; and in fans that require lubrication, it houses the oil reservoir. It also protects these parts from damage. It is also called the nose column or switch cup.

- Electric motor: Ceiling fans are usually driven using single-phase induction motors, with most motors having 18 poles. However, there can be 18, 20, or 22 poles. The windings of the poles ensure that the motor has a low operating speed. Even so, motors have stator voltage controls which allow for a wide range of speed control.

- Flywheel: It is attached to the shaft of the electric motor. Blade irons are usually attached to it using bolt. Lock screws are used to lock the inner ring of the flywheels onto the motor shaft.

- Blades: These are the paddles that move the air around the rooms. They are also called wings, and they are built in different designs. The axial fan design maximizes the pressure of air being circulated. It is usually made from plastic, wood, iron, plywood, or aluminum. Generally, quality ceiling fans have well-designed blades which are built from rust-resistant, non-corrosive materials.



- Blade irons: They hold the blades in place, and also attach them to the electric motor, or the flywheel. They are also called flanges, blade brackets, blade holders, or blade arms. Some ceiling fans do not have blade irons, but instead have rotors.

- Rotors: They are usually one-piece die cast devices attached to the motor, which receive and secure blades. Unlike blade irons, rotors are quite stable and eliminate balance problems, as well as minimize the extent of exposed fasteners.

- Blade badges: These are visible decorative adornments that are fitted to the underside of blades so as to conceal the screws which attach the blades to their blade irons. There are also assorted switches which are used to turn on and off the ceiling fan; as well as adjusting the rotating speed or the direction of air draft.

- Lamps: They can be uplights, downlights or decorative lights. Uplights are used to create ambiance while downlights are a light kit used to improve the ambient light in the room.

Positioning and Air Draft

Ceiling fans are usually suspended from the center of the ceiling as this allows them to circulate the maximum amount of air possible. Another important aspect of the ceiling fan is the direction of blade rotation as this determines the direction of the air draft.

There is air stratification in a normal room with warm air settling at the upper part while colder air settles at the lowest part of the room. Therefore, if you need to warm the room, you need to ceiling fan to create a downward draft which brings warm air to the lower part of the roof while colder air is pushed to the roof of the room. If you need to cool the room, then you set the ceiling fan to create an upward draft of air.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Tips To Consider When Installing Ceiling Fan



















Ceiling fans were constantly undergoing changes and improvements, such as adapting a motor that was originally engineered by Philip Diehl for use in sewing machines. The Diehl Electric Fan actually operated much like the common modern day ceiling fans, with each having its own motor that eliminated the need for the belt systems that were both bulky and costly.

Fortunately, ceiling fans have continued to evolve throughout the years. Because of this, many different makes and models are now available. They run the gamut from strictly functional or whimsical, to a fashionable accessory, both simple and complex in design.

There are many companies that produce excellent products, such as the Casablanca Fan Company, Hunter, Hampton Bay and Fanimation, to name a few. The Fanimation ceiling fans have become very popular due to their innovative designs, ensuring that you will find something that suits your style and taste.

While ceiling fans are practical that does not mean they have to be boring. There is a huge selection of unique and popular fans, especially through a company called Fanimation. This type of ceiling fan has an unprecedented number of variations through its lighting, fan blade, finishing and many other accessory options.

It can be customized so there will be at least one or several styles that will suit your needs perfectly. A Fanimation ceiling fan has several unique designs, such as the Islander with a palm leaf fan blade and the Palisade that has a vertical rotation design. Another style that has become very popular is the contemporary Enigma, which is a single blade fan.



Purchasing a ceiling fan

With summer around you are yet again going to purchase a new ceiling fan. Your last fan is making a grouching noise every time you sit under it and you are tired of calling the electrician again and again. Do you know lot of these problems depends on the technical aspect of the model you are purchasing than its outer design? So here are some key facts for you to consider while purchasing a ceiling fan.

More and more people add style and functionality to their homes by installing ceiling fans. Certain stylish ceiling fans can really make a room look good. There many ceiling fan manufacturers and just like everything else, ceiling fans can be purchased online.

If you are not really sure what ceiling fan you would like to purchase then the internet is a great place to start your research. There are sever shopping portals online where you can search for ceiling fans by design, by manufacturers or even by color and size.

The internet is one option however there are others as well. Another place you can search for ceiling fans are lighting showrooms, hardware stores, and home improvement stores. Certain ceiling fan manufacturers allow customers to customize ceiling fans based on their own needs. In situations like these you can pretty much customize fans based entirely on what you would like. You can choose the color, the exact blade length, add lighting options and even additional functions.

Shopping for ceiling fans can be fun. It is like shopping for other electrical appliances. Ceiling fans come in a variety of styles and sizes. If you like shopping I would recommend to look for deals. Certain fans can come in discounts and there is always a sale going on someplace. Fall and winter are the best seasons to purchase a ceiling fan because stores, even online, try to sell all of last years merchandise to make way for next years ceiling fan models. Therefore, you will find several discounts on ceiling fans if you are shopping during these months. The internet can be used to do very comprehensive comparisons in prices before you go out to buy your new ceiling fan.To develop minimum energy performance standards and labelling design for equipment and appliances.



One thing you might want to look for when searching for a new ceiling fan is the energy star qualification. That means that ceiling fans that have the energy star are certified for maximum energy efficiency. These types of products will save you more money in the long run. You will not only save money by using your ceiling fan instead of your air-conditioner during the winter months but you will save additional dollars because your ceiling fan is efficient.

Some people prefer ceiling fans that can be controlled with a remote control. Older, traditional ceiling fans had two kinds of controls. The first was the switch for the lighting the ceiling fan might have. The second control is the one that adjusts the speed of your ceiling fan. Newer models have remote controls to switch speeds and turn on and off your ceiling fan. The remote control feature of your ceiling fan is something optional, some people like it some people prefer the traditional features.

Purchasing a ceiling fan requires some research but as you have seen there are many options when it comes to how you will go about buying your ceiling fan. The internet can be used a great place to start researching and actually finding great low prices on ceiling fans.

Friday, 16 September 2016

6 Useful Tips For Balcony Ceiling Fan Installation



















A balcony ceiling fan is one of those things that are not only very beautiful but also rather practical and functional. Unlike the desk fans that are considerably dangerous especially if you have young ones and pets around the house, the ceiling fan is safe and completely out of the way. Also, they come in handy both during summer and winter making them useful all year round in Singapore. These are just some of the reasons as to why you should have a ceiling fan. Like any other part of your house, the balcony is a relaxing place and you should be able to sit there comfortably. This is why balcony-ceiling fans require a special consideration when you are looking into the concept of ceiling fans for your home. 

Below are six useful tips that will take you through the exercise of choosing and installing a proper balcony-ceiling fan. 

-Mind the fan’s size
-Seek the best in quality
-Check its rating depending on whether your balcony is open or not.
-Consider designs and the theme of your home
-Ceiling height and energy ratings are very useful information
-Consult with a professional

Six useful tips for balcony ceiling fan installation

1. Size
The first thing to look at when you are looking to install a balcony ceiling fan is the size of the balcony with respect to the fan that you would like to buy. If your balcony is relatively small, you may want to buy a fan that is also small and will not look overwhelming on the area. Look at your balcony and visualize the fan on the ceiling. If it looks bigger than the room than you probably should not buy it. Rather find something that will look like a perfect fit, which is neither too big nor too small. 

2. Quality
Like most of the items you would buy in your home, the ceiling fan should be able to last. This means that you have to look for a fan that is not only affordable but also of the highest quality possible. The balcony is usually an outdoor area, meaning that there is exposure to the environmental elements like sunshine and wind and most cheap products would deteriorate easily under such harsh conditions. Also, seeing as the ceiling fans are useful both during winter and during summer you may have to keep it on a lot. Having the best quality will ensure that it is durable and will serve your home for a considerably long time. Like in many other instances, cheap is expensive here since a cheap fan will only have you replacing or repairing it more often than a high quality one.  


3. Wet rated or Damp rated? 
When installing a balcony ceiling fan, you need to ask yourself whether you need a wet rated one or a damp rated one. The wet rated ceiling fans are especially practical for open balconies where they have exposure to rain, snow and wind. This means that they can survive the harsh weather conditions of the outdoors. If your balcony is not open however, you can settle for the damp-rated ceiling fans that are rather sensitive to the harsh elements. Depending on where you live and what your balcony looks like, you should be able to choose the appropriately rated fan for your balcony.  

4. Designs and theme
The balcony is a part of your home and as such must be part of the concerns that you consider in your home theme. This means that the balcony ceiling fans have to be a part of your home décor theme by either being of a similar or related color, material or historical era, or even design. If your home has a Victorian theme, it would be only natural for you to install a Victorian ceiling fan in your balcony and if the theme is mostly African you can also just as easily find a balcony ceiling fan that has an African theme. The main factor here is to avoid having a ceiling fan that looks out of place in your home. There must be some coordination with the rest of the décor unless you are aiming for an uncoordinated look as your theme.  

5. Height and energy consumption
The height of your house, and in this case your balcony, affects the kind of ceiling fan that you can install. This is because you would not want to install a ceiling fan that is too low and can thus be dangerous or too high to be effective. There are ceiling fans for both low and high ceilings and you have to pick one that matches the ceiling height in your balcony. On the idea of energy consumption, everyone today shares the concern of conserving energy and thus a fan with a lower energy consumption is considerably better seeing as you will save energy and cut down your power bills. Considering that these fans could be on all through summer and winter, it will be best if you buy one with an excellent star rating for affordable power consumption.  


6. Professionals
Decorating the home is like designing a relaxing place for yourself. It is often not only expensive but also time consuming and you could make a lot of mistakes if you do not know what to do. This is why among the six useful tips is the need to speak to a professional. You can decide on the type of fan you want for your balcony in terms of the theme, size, color and even energy rating. However, you will need an expert to guide you with things like the type of material that would be best for your home depending on the theme and the kind of lighting that would go well with the design that you want among other things. Buying and installing the balcony ceiling fan is rather simple if you have the guidance of a professional in home décor and especially with the ceiling fans. You will appreciate that like in any other field, these professionals are often willing to provide information in the future in case you have a problem with your ceiling fan.