Ceiling Fans: Low Price vs. High Quality

July 3, 2012

The primary function of ceiling fans is to move air so you feel more comfortable. All fans move air, how much air is circulated, how efficiently, how quietly, how much will your fan wobble, and how long the fan lasts are questions wise consumers should ask before selecting a ceiling fan. Higher quality is measured in more than just dollars and cents. At first glance, all fans may appear to look alike, but they are not! Here are some things to look for and compare before purchasing a ceiling fan:

When Cheap Ceiling Fans are Noisy Ceiling Fans

Inexpensive fans generally lack proper noise-reducing components such as isolation rings and rubber cushions between metal parts. These special noise silencers help stop the transference of noise through the fan to the ceiling, where noise can be magnified. Inexpensive fans usually do not have these components because they add extra costs to manufacturing. Noise is generated because the fan in general is poorly engineered and manufactured using the lease expensive methods.

Why Ceiling Fans Break Down Prematurely

For a fan to operate efficiently and effectively, the motor size must be engineered to match the blade pitch and blade length. Inexpensive fans may have inadequately sized motors, which can cause over-heating and motor burnout. In many instances, lower quality fans may not have enough blade pitch to effectively move air. The higher the blade pitch (angle of the blades), the more movement of air…but remember, the greater the pitch, the greater need for a larger motor.

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