The purchase of a fan is an important choice. This domestic appliance has a long life and the price, while pretty accessible, means that we ask ourselves some questions before taking one home.
Here you have 5 steps that can help when it comes to choosing the fan that is best suited to your needs.
Step 1. Will I use it?
One of the main premises to bear in mind is what we are going to use the fan for, in other words, what real need we have.
The biggest reason is to keep the room fresh. The blades of the fan move the air and this provides relief during the summer months. Also, if it is used together with air conditioning, they both refresh the room much more quickly and enable us to save energy.
Another point to bear in mind is the reverse function. Some fans have this feature and that allows them to be used in winter too. As they turn, the blades collect the hot air and distribute it throughout the room, thereby heating up the room much more quickly and reducing energy spending.
Step 2. Material and features
Once you’ve decided that it’s a good purchase, you need to get some advice on each model’s materials and features. There are materials that need more care than others, though they are all designed to require minimal maintenance.
For instance, those with wooden blades are ideal for living rooms, but if you want to put one in the kitchen, we recommend polycarbonate or metal fans.
There are several types of engines and their consumption and performances varies. One of the best known is a fan with a DC motor, in other words, a continuous current that heats up less and has a high performance. However, there are also AC engines that are silent and whose price is a little lower.
Another of question you must ask yourself is whether or not you want your fan to have a light. The features will determine consumption and available models.
Step 3. Measurements
Not all fans adapt to your needs. One of the key questions is ‘What are the room measurements?’
Depending on the space that needs to be refreshed, the fan should have one diameter or the other.
The size of the blades is also important. For the fan to operate properly and the air circulation to be appropriate, you should place the fan so that there is a minimum of 3 feet between the wall and the blade and, for your safety, the fan should be 8 feet from the floor. This will give you the recommended performance and safety.
Step 4. What’s your style?
The wide range of models, from the most classic to the most modern, will mean that you need to look for the one that best fits in with your room decor. Bear in mind that a fan has a long life and for this reason you need to be sure about your choice.
You can ask the salesman for advice and look at blogs and interior decorating magazines to give you an idea of the multiple possibilities on offer.
Step 5. The eternal price dilemma
Among our models you’ll find more economical ones and others that are a little more expensive. It all depends on which one you like and which one fits your budget.
Wishing you a refreshing summer!