Maximize Your Fan Function

Ensure your fan is right for where it's being used. Photo courtesy of Fanimation. 
www.fanimation.com
Ensure your fan is right for where it's being used. Photo courtesy of Fanimation. www.fanimation.com

Ceiling fans can be a stylish addition to any home, but it's important to make sure your fans are providing you with the function you crave.

Sizing Up Your Needs
Unsurprisingly, larger rooms will require bigger fans in order for them to be effective. It's also important to determine how far the fan should hang down. It's recommended for fans to be placed higher than seven 7 feet from the floor in the middle of the room for the best results.

Finding the Right Light
Besides cooling you down, fans are ideal for providing ambient light. However, this too can be customized to suit your home.

For instance, uplighting, or having your ceiling fan lights bounce off the ceiling, can create a more relaxed environment than traditional downlighting. If your goal is to create a relaxing space, keep this in mind.

Looking at Locale
Not all fans should be used in all locations. For instance, if a fan is to be installed in your bathroom or in an outdoor setting, make sure it has been designed specifically to operate in a damp location.

Visit your local ALA showroom or go online to americanlightingassoc.com to learn more about proper ceiling fan selection and installation.

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