It’s been a topsy turvy year, summertime has finally arrived! We can all rejoice, kick back, and spend some well-earned time relaxing at home. Unfortunately, the summer season inevitably brings the summer heat right along with it. And that heat can contribute to poor air circulation inside your home. That’s not a good thing. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), proper ventilation can help you control indoor temperatures. That’s one way to help cool your home, but using a ceiling fan to circulate the air helps matters even more. A ceiling fan supplies the circulation you need to help cool when you need it most. Installing a new ceiling fan is fairly straightforward, but picking one out might present a more immediate problem: how do you know which one to get for your home? It’s all about getting the right style of a ceiling fan that’ll work for your home. Here’s a look at five great ceiling fan styles that can help you cool your home this summer.
Rustic Ceiling Fans
The first stop on our ceiling fan journey is the humble rustic ceiling fan style. Rustic ceiling fans harken back to a traditional, countryside feel. They’re suited to rooms where the designs are more earthy, with darker furniture, hardwood floors, wood-panel walls, and similar decor. These fans come in many different sizes and have many smaller lights instead of a single large one. This provides more coziness and ambiance for any given room. Not to mention the comnination of high-quality wood and metal craftsmanship makes a rustic ceiling fan a good centerpiece for the space that’ll function with a diverse array of decor. Best of all, these fans can be mounted on high ceilings, low ceilings, or standard ceilings with a number of different mounting options. What better way to ciruclate a nice rustic home, with an attractive rustic-style ceiling fan? They’d be right at home in a log cabin, ski lodge, or even an outdoor setting like a gazebo but ultimately can work in any home setting.
Modern and Industrial Ceiling Fans
If you’re looking for something a bit sleeker and more in line with current design trends, then go for a modern ceiling fan. Modern fan can fit in well with most interior design styles. Modern ceiling fans offer stlyish elements that work with just about any interior design theme. They might come in a casual style, designed like a chandelier, or take on a minimal appearance. There’s also a technological edge to these fans. Some of them incorporate wireless technology that allows you to control the fan remotely via a user-friendly app, rather than relying on a pull chain, wall switch, or remote control (although those options to exist for those who desire them!). Modern fans are characterized by their sleek appearance, clean lines, and minimalist design. While they can come in a models featuring up to five blades, most work most efficiently with three blades that ensure great airflow, no wobbling, and a quiet fan. Industrial ceiling fan are almost the polar opposite of a rustic fan, offering a high-efficiency, incredibly modern design and functionality.
Farmhouse Ceiling Fans
If you can’t decide between a rustic and a modern ceiling fan—and industrial just isn’t your style—then consider getting a high-performance farmhouse ceiling fan. The farmhouse ceiling fan is a unique blend of both rustic and modern design aesthetics, but with its own twist. Farmhouse ceiling fans offer a bolder and more intricate design than some other styles. They can be constructed with elegant, sturdy woods like teak, oak, cherry, and walnut with nice metal details. Whether it’s iron features, pewter designs, industrial lighting, or a hardware design, you can bet a farmhouse fan will visually tie any room together. Pitched blades allow the air to circulate well regardless of room size and blade sweep, making these fans a worthy addition to any room. Some farmhouse fan designs have lighting that’s styled after things one might find in an old farmhouse, like lanterns and
Transitional Ceiling Fans
They take the traditional ceiling fan design and mix it with more modern styles to create something else entirely. Unlike a farmhouse ceiling fan, a transitional fan is smooth and updated in its design. They can offer a sense of transition as they eye moves through the room. Transitional fans usually have a built-in light and fit best within contemporary settings. This type of light, known as an uplight, is a fantastic and useful feature of this kind of fan. Uplights offer indirect light that won’t overwhelm the room or its occupants. They work by throwing light twoard the the ceiling instead of straight down. They can also cast light through the fan blades or toward the sides of the room, similar to a sconce light. In this way, transitional fans offer some level of versatility in how to light a room and maximize its decor. On the airflow and controlling side of things, these fans work much the same way as every other fan type. Transitional fans merely take an existing feature and run with it to create something altogether new and exciting.
Low Profile Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans can work well in a variety of rooms, along with both indoor and outdoor spaces. Of course, there are different kinds of ceiling fan mounts! There’s the standdard mount, which matches most rooms with a normal ceiling height. These are typically mounted seven feet above the floor for safety and maximized airflow. There’s a metal downrod that mounts to the ceiling and the fan attaches to it. They’re usually around three to five inches for standadrd rooms. Extended mounts allow the fan to be mounted higher for rooms that have higher ceilings. Finally, there are flush mounts which allow the fan to be mounted right against the ceiling itself. This is also known as a low profile mount. For smaller rooms or lower ceilings, the hugger/low-profile ceiling fan can be ideal. Any fan style—modern, rustic, nautical, transitional, farmhouse, etc.—can be mounted this way, making it one of the most versatile ways to install a ceiling fan in your home.