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Time to pick out a ceiling fan! We definitely wanted one for our family room. It’s nice to have bright overhead lights – especially during those long winter months – and it’s fabulous to have a ceiling fan during the hot summer ones!
We headed back to Lowe’s to look at fans. There are a lot of options!
A few tips for picking a ceiling fan:
We wanted a white fan – blades and trim – to match all of our white woodwork and trim throughout the house.
There are all sorts of celling fans out there, from contemporary to very basic. We liked the pretty classic ones. What style ceiling fans are you into?
The fan you buy should be proportionate to the size of your room – and the height of it.
While our budget wasn’t endless, we went with a mid-priced fan. Cheap ceiling fans tend to wobble and/or make a humming sound.
We settled on a Hunter white fan with five blades and three lights.
Using ceiling fans in the summer vs. the winter
During the summer, run your ceiling fans in a counter clockwise direction (when looking up at it). This will blow the air straight down – making it feel cooler in the room.
In the winter, flip the switch on the side of your fan (usually above the blades) so the blades move in a clockwise direction. This brings the colder air upwards, which then forces the warm air near the ceiling (heat rises) down into the room, making it feel warmer.
Keep your fan on low in the winter so the airflow doesn’t make it seem cool in your room.
No room for a ceiling fan?
We wanted a ceiling fan in our bedroom, but our house is older, and the second floor ceilings are seven-feet tall so that wasn’t an option. As an alternative, we did get a great tower fan that we love!
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