4 Ways to Narrow Down Your Ceiling Fan Choices

If you simply head online and start looking at ceiling fans, it won’t take long for you to get completely overwhelmed. You’ve got to do something to narrow down the choices.
How do you do it?
When you go ceiling fan shopping, ask yourself these 4 questions:

1. “How big is my room?”
When it comes to your ceiling fans, size matters. If you’ve got teeny-tiny rooms, you’re going to have to look for small ceiling fans. If you try to shove a giant ceiling fan in a small room, it’s going to look even smaller!

Unfortunately, it can be tough to find small ceiling fans that actually have some personality to them. That’s why you need to look for a retailer that’s got a ton of variety to choose from.

2. “Where is my fan going?”
If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat out on your patio, a ceiling fan is a great way to do it. However, you can’t throw any ol’ ceiling fan out there. Instead, you need special outdoor ceiling fans.
What’s the difference?

Outdoor ceiling fans are specially-designed to withstand heat and humidity. In fact, there are two different types of outdoor ceiling fans — Wet Location and Damp Rated. Wet Location fans can actually get rained on and still work just fine, while the most a Damp Rated fan can handle is an indirect hit (like if the rain blows in to your covered patio area). Either way, though, they’re much sturdier than the fans you’ve got inside.

3. “What does the rest of my décor look like?”
Whether your fans are going inside or out, you’ve got to consider the rest of the décor around them. For example, if you’ve got a great collection of antiques, contemporary ceiling fans are going to look strange.

Instead, you’ve got to make sure that your décor stays consistent from floor to ceiling. So, pair contemporary ceiling fans with a modern décor.

4. “Have I considered the big brands?”
Bigger names aren’t always better (after all, you can find great fans that are made by a no-name manufacturer). However, the bigger-brand fans tend to be more durable. Plus, the “big guys” tend to offer a whole lot more variety — meaning you can turn to one brand for every room in your house.

You can also get “extras” from the bigger brands. For example, when you buy a Hunter ceiling fan, you’ll get a limited lifetime warranty. In fact, a Hunter ceiling fan is the only type of fan that comes with this kind of protection!

No matter what kind of fans you need, the team at Palm Fan Store has them!

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