Your Ceiling Type
You have to know the surface you’re installing the fan on. A false ceiling requires reinforcement to strengthen the mounting spot.
Don’t just consider the measurements of the fan itself. You’ll also need to know the size of your room when considering the number, size and angle of the fan’s blades. Flat blades generate wind within the fan diameter, while a slant blade covers a wider area.
It’s the piece that joins the fan to the mounting spot on the ceiling. For a ceiling fan to work efficiently, the height between fan and floor should not be too far apart. Home with high ceilings will need to lower the downrod while keeping it stable. If you have low ceilings, opt for a hugger fan, also known as a flush mount fan, that requires no downrod.
“Direct Current Motor”
This is a bi-directional motor which is light, compact, and energy-efficient. An Alternating Current Motor moves only in one direction, is heavier and consumes more energy.
This technology monitors the surrounding temperature and automatically adjusts the speed of the fan to cool it down. The sensor also helps save energy.
Text: Eliza Hamizah, Home & Decor, March 2016 /Additional Reporting: Sylvia Ong