- Klarstein’s Ceiling Fans: the all-rounder for the whole year
- How does a Ceiling Fan work?
- Things to consider when buying a Ceiling Fan
- Ceiling Fans with Lights for every interior style
- Ceiling Fan FAQs
Klarstein’s Ceiling Fans: the all-rounder for the whole year
When the hot days are arriving again, it’s nice to enjoy a cool breeze at home or at the workplace. Compared to stand fans and desk fans, ceiling fans prove to be extremely effective. They are very popular, allowing to cool or heat rooms cost-effectively. A ceiling fan does not lower the temperature or removes humidity like an air conditioning unit, but it creates a gentle ventilation, providing a pleasant and more natural feeling of freshness.
Many people do not like air conditioning, which, especially in small rooms and if kept too high, can cause colds, neck pain, migraines, and muscle aches. A fan, on the other hand, provides more natural relief, reducing the risk of health problems. If there are children or elderly people in the house, it is probably the wisest choice.
Furthermore, a ceiling fan is an energy efficient device to save some energy costs. On Klarstein you can buy ceiling fans in different designs, features and price ranges, starting from around 70 GBP for the cheapest models. Following some important tips on how to choose the right fan for your needs, not only in terms of functionality but also to add more beauty to the decor of your home or work office.
How does a Ceiling Fan work?
A ceiling fan accelerates the circulation of air in a closed room with its blades. While a standard fan blows the generated airflow in a specific direction, a ceiling fan can circulate the entire air in a room and the airflow provides cooling by promoting evaporation. As soon as the airflow generated by the blades of a fan ends, all associated cooling effects also immediately cease. However, a ceiling fan requires only a fraction of the energy needed to operate as an air conditioner.
Thanks to technological progress, modern ceiling fans incorporate additional functions, including remote control or a 'reverse' function. Furthermore, these devices not only provide valuable services in summer. A ceiling fan can also be extremely useful in winter. Warm air rises and accumulates under the ceiling. If the direction of rotation of the blades is now changed, the fan shovels the warm air back down and distributes it evenly in the room. By circulating the heated air, you can effectively reduce heating costs. The direction of rotation can be changed by switching the control button on the device or by using a remote control.
Things to consider when buying a Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are an excellent formula for combining decoration and functionality. Size of the room, the material of the blades or the inclusion of the reverse function are some key aspects to consider when buying a ceiling fan. Following are some tips on how to choose the best device for your needs:
- Room size
In addition to the size of the room, you should check the ceiling height. The longer the blades of the fan, the more air will be able to move. You can use the following overview as a reference to select the right ceiling fan according to the room size.
- Energy consumption
If you don't want your energy consumption to skyrocket, use a ceiling fan with a maximum output of 60 Watts. These devices do not approach the consumption of an air conditioner. The figure to be assessed does not include light bulbs, which, as far as possible, should ensure low consumption as well.
- Speed levels and noise
In general, ceiling fans offer at least three different speed levels. Keep in mind that the third level can be louder. Adjustable speed levels allow you to choose the ventilation you prefer at any time. Also choose a device with long blades and opt for a DC motor, which is faster and very quiet.
- Blade material
You'll find three different blade materials on the market: metal, wood and plastic. The easiest to combine are the wooden ones. However, they can deteriorate with moisture and are not recommended in bathrooms, kitchens and outdoors. Plastic material can turn yellow, whilst metal is easier to clean.
- Inverse rotation for summer and winter ventilation
Most ceiling fans incorporate a reverse function, which is certainly very practical, to spread the hot air coming from your heater more evenly. The reverse function of the motor rotation allows the fan to be used even during the winter season by redistributing the warm air downwards in the room. Using your fan in combination with an air conditioner can cut energy bills by up to 40%. In winter, rotating the ceiling fan in the opposite direction reduces heating costs by up to 10%.
|Room size (m²)||Ceiling Fan blades diameter|
|up to 10 m²||at least 75 cm|
|up to 13 m²||up to 107 cm|
|13 - 18 m²||108 - 132 cm|
|19 - 27 m²||over 132 cm|
Ceiling Fans with Lights for every interior style
In many ceiling fans, lights are being built into the middle of the fan. This is very practical as you can have two ceiling units in one. Standard lights are available, as well as models with built-in LEDs, so that you can set different colours via an included remote control that ensures the independent activation of the ceiling fan with lights.
The easiest and most practical way to install a ceiling fan with lights is to have two power connections coming from the ceiling. In this case, there is one connection for the light and one for the ceiling fan, which can also be controlled separately via the dual switch on the wall. Therefore, the installation is very simple. The support is connected to the ceiling, the two ports are connected to the fan and the fan is attached to the support. The lights and the fan can now be used separately of each other.
Ceiling Fan FAQs
Choosing the right ceiling fan isn't an easy decision. Therefore, we have collected the most frequently asked questions being able to make an easier purchase.
- When is the use of a Ceiling Fan recommended?
They are perfect when the heat is not excessive, and you can do without an air conditioner. Also, even when air conditioning is necessary, a ceiling fan will help you reduce your electricity bill. Compared to a class A air conditioning system, for example, the fan consumes around 60/70 Watts, compared to 500 Watts for an air conditioner. These devices move the air and they provide an unbeatable cool feeling.
- At what height should a Ceiling Fan be installed?
If the ceilings in the room are very high, you can always install an extension. In general, the minimum height is 2.20 metres, and the maximum height is three metres. These figures may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer. Generally, the instructions indicate the appropriate measurements for installation.
- Are Ceiling Fans noisy?
Basically, the higher the speed level, the louder the noise. Those with longer blades are quieter, but the speed is lower. Also, the more blades, the quieter, but also the more motor effort. There are also fans with very quiet direct current (DC) motors that are the latest fashion in this area.
- What exactly is the reverse function of a Ceiling Fan?
The reverse function allows the device to be used on both summer and winter days. The warm air weighs less than the cold air and, therefore, when the winter function is activated, the device shifts the heat downwards. Specifically, the ceiling fan rotates anticlockwise in summer and vice versa in winter.
- What types of motors do Ceiling Fans use?
The more powerful the motor, the more air it moves. Commonly, two types of motors are used: alternating current (AC) motors and direct current (DC) motors. AC motors are cheaper, but they tend to heat up more. The latter, which are more modern, are more expensive but are quiet and energy-efficient. There are still a few on the market.
On Klarstein you can find a wide range of ceiling fans for your home or work office. Don’t miss out on our deals and let yourself be inspired by the innovative design of our fans, built with high-quality materials, and offering long-term value for your money. Furthermore, all our Klarstein products come with a two-year warranty and free return of orders within the first 60 days.