Ceiling fans are cost-effective and energy-efficient additions to bedrooms, especially when you want to cool down the heat during summer or circulate the warm air in the cold season. They can be supplementary apparatuses to your current coolers and heaters by facilitating air movement within the space while regulating the area’s overall temperature. In some cases, they are considered the best alternative devices for ventilation which can possibly reduce your electricity bills.
We at Zest Lighting aim to provide our clients with the best possible options for a more convenient and comfortable living. Hence, we have gathered our top bedroom ceiling fan recommendations into one collection. Feel free to browse through them and shop the ceiling fans for your bedroom that matches your style and demands.
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Things to Know Before Buying a Bedroom Ceiling Fan
People need to consider certain aspects before buying a bedroom ceiling fan for their homes. To help you pinpoint which among those variables are vital when making a decision, we’ve compiled a list here:
Accurately measure the size of your room and its available ceiling space: There are only a few things you can install on ceilings. Unlike chandeliers, downlights and pendant lights usually don’t take much space; hence, they’re top favourites when one wants to implement a minimalist cozy bedroom. Nonetheless, it’s still imperative to correctly assess how much of your ceiling space can be allotted for fan installation. After all, you don’t want your bedroom ceiling fan to bump onto your floor-to-ceiling wardrobe or scratch your well-polished high shelves, right?
Ensure that you conform to your region’s standards: Not all locations have them, but if your neighbourhood or country has strict regulations on appliances installation and interior design, you must strictly adhere to and follow them. You might think it’s a hassle to learn about them. But note that these rules were made to address your safety and protection. Just a few minutes or hours of reading some guidelines now may save your life from potential accidents in the future.
Match the fans style and colour to the existing furniture and decors: Have you heard of the famous saying, “when in Rome, do what Romans do?” Its general implication can also be extrapolated for planning how to decorate your bedroom. The overall appeal that your bedroom may exhibit highly depends on the harmony and balance of all of its elements. Therefore, if you have a modern-styled bedroom full of neutral-toned furnishings, you might want to consider a sleek monochromatic ceiling fan over a retro-cum-cosmic hugger fan. Similarly, it’s better to pick a vintage-looking ceiling fan for a traditional-themed canopy sleeping area.
Estimate the necessary airflow rating that your bedroom needs: Circulation and ventilation are the main functionalities of a ceiling fan. These factors depend on the amount of air that a fan’s movement produces. Generally, large bedrooms need ceiling fans with higher CFM, and vice versa for smaller rooms. For reference, CFM stands for cubic feet per minute and is an international measurement for the amount of air circulation that an object stimulates. To give a rough assessment, a typical 10 square meter bedroom can make do with a ceiling fan that runs on 4,500 CFM at high speed.
Determine your bedroom’s ceiling type: In most cases, bedrooms in residential areas and hotels would have flat horizontal ceilings. However, there are also cases in which the bedrooms and other indoor house rooms have slanted, sloped, or vaulted ceilings. If this is the case for your bedroom, narrow down your bedroom ceiling fan options to those marketed only for those ceiling types. Suppose you insist on buying a fan for flat ceilings only, but your bedroom ceiling is the sloped type. In that case, you might need to purchase additional accessories to properly fix it in its place. Ask your dedicated salesperson or conduct more research about this.
Ponder on the ceiling fan’s power consumption with regards to your utility bills: Many people think this is a hassle, only to be shocked silly on the amount their newly-purchased bedroom ceiling fans have added to their electricity bill. To note, standard-size ceiling fans have wattages between 40W to 80W, while oversized ceiling fans have typical wattages ranging from 90W to 200W. If the latter is the fan you use every day, you can imagine how much money you’ll need to pay for running them hour after hour. If you don’t want to be surprised by the sudden surge in your utility costs, you can do a rough estimate on how much money do you want to allocate for your ceiling fan’s operation every month. Afterwards, narrow down your ceiling fan choices using your calculated wattage rating. Or better yet - simply choose among energy-saving fans or ceiling fans with Energy Star seals. For your guidance, ceiling fans with Energy Star seals are proven to efficiently conserve up to 30% more energy than regular ceiling fans.
Suggestions for Your Perfect Bedroom Ceiling Fan
An ideal bedroom ceiling fan should provide a comfortable atmosphere and elevate the style of your sleeping space. It can also make you rest better by regulating the airflow and temperature in the room, as well as emitting sufficient brightness in the area if it has an attached light kit. So, what functions and features should your future bedroom ceiling fan have with this picture in mind? Below are some of our top suggestions:
Go for ceiling fans that operate quietly: Standard ceiling fans in the market often have a humming sound when they're turned on. On regular occasions, these noises can be neglected, but they're usually a nuisance during nighttime - when you're preparing to sleep, and it's extremely quiet, but there's a buzzing sound in the background preventing you from sleeping peacefully. Hence, in these cases, it's better to install DC ceiling fans for bedrooms, as they're known for their silent performance.
Find a fan that can be controlled remotely: Bedrooms are considered one of the house's laze rooms. Many find it annoying to stand up and turn on the lights and fans when they're already lying on the bed. To save yourself this trouble, simply pick a remote-controlled bedroom ceiling fan and place the controller on your bedside table. The good news is that most manufacturers offer remote controls for their ceiling fan models as additional accessories, so your potential range of options for bedroom ceiling fans aren't limited. There are even companies that launch related smartphone applications designed for controlling the ceiling fans' settings only. Suppose you want to go on the high-end and high-tech route. In that case, you can opt for motion-sensitive or voice-activated bedroom ceiling fans or intelligent ceiling fans compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Just keep the high expense in mind.
Consider ceiling fans with season-related settings: This is an essential feature, especially for consumers who experience scorching and icy seasons. The reversible summer/winter settings found on most ceiling fans in our collection can help you maintain your desired temperature for your bedroom even when the climate or season changes. Some buyers can even testify that purchasing ceiling fans with such settings save them more money, as they don't need to find additional portable heaters and coolers that can only be used in certain weather conditions for their rooms.
Opt for fans with timer-affiliated modes: This functionality can benefit you, especially every time you sleep. There are certain nights that you might suddenly jot awake due to unregulated circumstances. You may be sweating in the middle of a summer night because it's too hot, or you might be curling your body and stretching out your hands, hoping for an extra blanket to cover yourself because of the freezing cold. Either way, you'll feel uncomfortable in both scenarios, and sometimes you might lose sleep due to them. Having a fixed schedule on when should your ceiling fan operate can solve these problems, and a timer setting can do the trick just fine. Simply set the number of hours that your fan should maintain its performance or specify the time in which your fan should turn on and off in the middle of the night before you sleep. Afterwards, just enjoy a peaceful, uninterrupted slumber with no worries.
If you like dual-purpose items, choose ceiling fans with lights: It's self-explanatory - who wouldn't want a product that caters to both your lighting and air circulation needs? Opt for ceiling fans with fixed or adaptable light kits installed on them if you have some extra cash. That way, as long as the light kit emits enough brightness, you won't need another lighting fixture such as a pendant light or a downlight to serve as your bedroom's primary lighting.
Cleaning Bedroom Ceiling Fans
We suggest that you regularly clean your bedroom ceiling fans once or twice a month. The easiest way to remove dust from them is to use a long handle feather duster. For bedroom fans attached on high ceilings, use step ladders or chairs for better reach. If the fan is slippery or oily, use wipes or clean rags to rub the greasy areas first before using a feather duster. Better yet, just use a disinfectant or polish spray with a dry clean cloth to remove the dirt and polish the fans altogether.
Deep cleaning and inspection can be done every quarter or semi-annually. This includes greasing the motors, checking the wirings and circuit connections, and removing the accumulated dirt inside the fan’s housing.
Your bedroom ceiling fan’s overall performance and efficiency can be affected by how often you properly care for your fan. Due diligence in cleaning for fans, as well as for other appliances, is a must.
Zest Lighting is an online lighting boutique committed to bringing you high-quality designer lights at reasonable prices. We empathize with our customer’s desire for a convenient and healthy home living and work environment. Hence, we have added fans to our repertoire of products for residential and commercial spaces.
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