Learn More About Fans

Fans: Comfort, Cooling and Air Circulation

Maximize both comfort and energy cost by adding a modern fan to the home. In the summer, fans add air circulation and can speed up the spread of cool air. In the winter, they help draw heat down from the ceiling and evenly distribute it throughout. A range of design styles from contemporary fans to restoration and tropical fans means one will be found to suit the room perfectly. Fans are especially useful in spaces where people linger and relax, such as in living rooms and dining rooms. In rooms with ceilings less than 8 feet, use flush mounted ceiling fans. Decorative floor, table and commercial ceiling fans are a good fit for stuffy offices. In any of these spaces, if more ambient light is needed as well as circulation, consider a ceiling fan with light. A large ceiling fan works well in great rooms or large, open living rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fans

What are the benefits of using a fan?

Fans will circulate the air throughout the year, ensuring a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Ceiling fans with lights, can provide an accent glow as well.

How to clean a fan?

Check your model's manual for cleaning instructions. Keeping the blades clean by removing any dust will help the fan circulate the air throughout the room efficiently.

How to choose the right size fan for a room??

A 40" to 48" fan will work for small rooms such as dens and offices. Rooms larger than 400 square feet will need a 52" to 56" fan.

Can fans help reduce energy costs?

Fans help save energy by circulating the air and creating a cool breeze. This breeze may prevent the need of an air conditioner, saving energy and costs.

Are tower fans more efficient than regular fans?

Tower fans are used for direct cooling needs, whereas regular fans target the entire room evenly.

Are there fans that can be controlled with a smartphone?

Yes. Some fans, called smart fans, can be controlled with an app for control outside the home.

What are the differences between AC fans and DC fans?

DC fans use up to 70% less energy than AC fans, making them a worthy choice for an energy-conscious household.

Can fans cause allergies or spread dust?

Fans can only spread what is already around. Ensure a clean living space and clean fan blades regularly to prevent this.

What are some energy-saving tips when using fans?

Some fans can have a schedule set to turn on and off automatically, and only use a fan when it's needed. For those that are not automatic, you can also save energy by turning them off when they are not in use.

Choosing the Best Fan for Your Home

To find the best option, the first thing to do is determine the location and decide if portable or ceiling mounted is preferred. Refine options by category and look through styles that appeal to the home. Properly measure the installation space and choose the appropriate size. Fans are useful outdoors too, creating comforting breezes. The streamlined look of contemporary ceiling fans adds a sense of speed to the modern decor while facilitating a cool breeze. If energy efficiency is desired, the innovation of DC ceiling fans is a requirement.