A perfect guide to choosing right ceiling fan for your bedroom

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Ceiling fans are an age-old feature of many homes in Australia – and they are a must-have in this climate. During the summer months, not only a ceiling fan can make your home livable, they also reduce your energy bill in winter and make a stylish statement in your house. As if you’re planning to install any new accessory in your home, you’ve to make sure it fits in, and matches the look and feel you’re going for. Selecting the right size, shape, number of blades, material & colour – and every other distinction you can think of – can be tiresome process if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

It can be fairly overwhelming when you are trying to decide from such a vast range of ceiling fans which one would be the best choice for your bedroom.

The guide below will be able to assist you in recognizing how to navigate your preferences and what to look for, so that you can find the best suited ceiling fan for your room.

First and primary, decide what colours and style would best suit your interior. Then consider the below mentioned:

What size or blade span fan would best suit your space?

In this illustration, you will require to consider how much of the room you desire to cover. Size is significant for two main reasons, first of all, aesthetics. You need to have a fan that is proportionate to the space in order for the room to look balanced i.e. not too big and not too small. Furthermore, the amount of space you want to cover. For instance, as the ceiling fan would generally be installed in the Centre of the room, if your bedroom is quite big, but the bed is straight under it then a standard 52” fan may be sufficient as long as this size will look balanced. Instead, you may perhaps wish to select a larger fan to cover a broader area particularly if you will not be directly under it when in use. If you are thinking that the larger fan may be too powerful, most of the fans have three or more speeds so you can conveniently operate it on the lowest speed if that is ideal. To provide you a basic idea, a 48-52” blade span is often perfect for standard bedrooms and for larger bedrooms 52-56” fans are a common choice.

Which Blade Material would be better?

Blade Material typically doesn’t always have a major influence on the quietness of the fan as there are other causal factors. However, the popular choice among customers especially if needing a high air mover is either plastic or timber blades.

Which Motor Type would be most suitable for bedroom use- AC or DC?

For bedroom use quality AC and DC motors are both ideal. DC motors are usually slightly quieter and more energy efficient which is something you should keep in mind. However, if requiring a wall control fan then AC fans will be your best option as few DC fans will come with a wall control option, they typically come with a remote control and the exceptions are few and far between.

Additional consideration when deciding between the two motors is the number of speeds you prefer. DC motor fans often come with 5 or 6 selectable speeds whereas AC motors often only have three. Having the additional options can come in handy particularly in summer as it gives you a greater degree of control over the airflow.

The Final Main Question is light or no Light?

In the modern era, new technologies are being introduced as ceiling fans are now integrated with LED lighting. We can find that many Ceiling Fans now come included with an LED light or the option of purchasing an LED light as an accessory to fit with the Fan.

Ceiling fans can commonly be broken down into three groupings:

  • Light adaptable ceiling fans– these types of fans will often be packaged with a light or have a light listed as an accessory to the ceiling fan.
  • Integrated Light ceiling fans – These are inbuilt fixtures and there are separate models with or without light. This means a light cannot be added at a later date.
  • ceiling Fans with no light option

Often it is preferred to also have the fan as the primary light source and there are a few options for you to consider when looking at prospective fans. In recent years LED ceiling fans have been released and these are expected to have a longer life. On the other hand, there are fans which have a more traditional B22 or E27 fitting with the option of choosing to purchase suitable LED or standard globes, whichever is preferred.

Any way, it again comes down to aesthetics and how you would like the light to be incorporated with the fan once installed.

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