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How do I Choose the Best Iron Ceiling Fan?

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An iron ceiling fan can be an expensive investment in your home, and a substantial amount of time should be put into the process of choosing a high-quality ceiling fan. For best results, start by choosing an iron ceiling fan that is the right size for the room the fan will be placed in. In addition, choosing a fan with high-quality motor housings, blade holders, and blades is essential to choosing a quality fan.

One of the most important steps when it comes to choosing an iron ceiling fan is to find a fan that will fit the room. Iron ceiling fans that are too small will not only have a difficult time distributing enough air to cool the area, but will also look too small for the area and appear out of place. Be sure to consult with a lighting fixture professional, electrician, or contractor in your area in order to determine exactly what size iron ceiling fan will work best for the room of your choice.

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Next, make sure that the iron ceiling fans that are being considered for purchase are made from high quality materials. This refers not only to the iron accents on the fan, but also the motor housings, blade holders, and blades themselves. For best results when choosing an iron ceiling fan, look for motor housings and blade holders that are die-cast as opposed to stamped. Die-cast motor housings will decrease the noise of the motor, and similarly made blade holders add a greater degree of stability to the blades of the fan. Finally, the blades of the fan should be carefully examined for blade-pitch (angle) before making a final decision. Typically, the blade angle on ceiling fans range in pitch from 8 to 15 inches, with blades with higher pitch typically being better in quality.

Finally, consider the various options of convenience to find the ideal ceiling fan. While most ceiling fans have pull-chains that adjust fan speed and turn on the lights of the fan, some styles will allow you to regulate these features from a hardwired wall control, or even through a wireless remote. Some higher quality fans can now even be adjusted to increase or decrease the rate of the fan speed to compensate for the room temperature. As the room becomes warmer, the fan blade speed increases, and as the room gets cooler, the fan blade speed slows down.

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