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The Most Efficient Brands of Ceiling Fans Available Today

Ceiling fans can improve airflow and save energy throughout the year. What kind of fan do you need, though? How do you find the right one for your home? Here’s a brief guide to choosing ceiling fans.

Sizing and Features of Ceiling Fans

Just like your HVAC system, your ceiling fan must be properly sized. However, the process is much simpler. Longer blades mean greater airflow. For an average-sized kitchen or living room, plan on a fan with 52-inch blades. For bedrooms (smaller than 100 square feet), get 42-inch blades. For larger rooms (larger than 300 square feet), get 74-inch blades.

Most quality fans have three speeds, so you can adjust it for your needs. It’s important also to get one whose blades are reversible and can rotate either clockwise or counterclockwise. This allows you to use it in both summer and winter. A remote control is also a helpful feature, since the traditional chain is not always easy to reach. If your fan doesn’t come with a remote, consider getting a universal fan remote that can be paired with any ceiling fan.

Brands of Ceiling Fans

Here are our picks for the best ceiling fans.

  • Honeywell Palm Island Ceiling Fan. Reasonably priced, durable, and good for both indoor and outdoor use, the 52-inch Palm Island fan also comes with an adjustable mount for either low or high ceilings.
  • Hunter Fan Company Crestview Low Profile. Made for smaller rooms and lower ceilings, this 42-inch fan has a lighting kit with three lights to keep things bright. The remote control is an optional add-on.
  • Prominence Home Alvina. This inexpensive, 42-inch fan is whisper quiet while still providing great airflow. Easy to install, it also comes with an LED light, which saves energy and allows you to adjust the brightness remotely.
  • Honeywell Xerxes Ceiling Fan. This 62-inch fan is a bit pricier, but it’s great quality, good for larger rooms and higher ceilings. With eight blades, it provides great airflow for your living room/dining room area.

For help finding the right ceiling fan for your home, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Our experts keep Yuma homes comfortable and efficient.