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Fan Talk

Are you looking into getting a fan? Because if you are, you might want to read on before deciding on what fan would actually suit your house!

Fan talk

  • What room will the fan be installed in?
    • Bedroom
      • For a master bedroom, you can look at a range from 29” to 42” ceiling fan. If you have a larger master bedroom, you can go up to 56”.
      • For a normal bedroom, a range from 29” to 36” ceiling fan would fit just fine. If you have a larger bedroom, you can go up to 48”.
    • Living Room
      • If this for the living space (non-dining area), 52” to 56” would be good. If this is for the dining area, you should be looking at 42” to 48”.
      • For people out there with a huge living space, around 350 sq. ft, you can go for 56” ceiling fan quite comfortably.
    • Balcony
      • Balconies do not require a fan as it is already an open space, but when clients ask for a suggestion, we would suggest any fan from 29” to 42” depending on how big the balcony is.
    • Kitchen
      • 42” to 48” is the standard size of fan you should be looking at, however for clients with smaller kitchen such as studio apartments, can look at options alongside 36” to 42”.
  • What is the difference between AC (Alternating Current) and DC (Direct Current) motor in ceiling fans?
    • Direct Current Motor
      • DC uses lesser energy, over 60% lesser than AC motor.
      • DC motor generates lesser sound as compared to AC motor.
      • DC motors tend to offer multiple functions such as fan speed and reversal function.
      • DC motors start, stop and change speed faster as the motor has lesser response time to react inside the motor.
    • Alternating Current Motor
      • AC motor is cheaper round the deck as compared to any DC motor.
      • AC fans can be controlled through multiple mediums, such as wall controls, pull cord and remotes as compared to DC motor that only allows using remotes.
  • AC or DC? Which one should I get?
    • For heavy users, such as clients that use fans more than air-con, we suggest using DC motors, as the energy saved from using DC motor will trump the amount you save from getting an AC motor fan.
    • For people who seldom use the ceiling fan, from a cost perspective, we suggest getting AC motors, due to the difference in prices. However, DC motors are lighter hence allowing better designs, so from a design perspective, we would suggest looking at DC options.
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  • Should I get lights on my ceiling fan?
    • Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
    • You will only say no to that for one reason, that being the room already has a lot of beautiful lights.
    • Halogen, LED and Fluorescent lights?
      • Singapore mostly use LED lights for our fans as it is the most energy efficient option in the market.
      • However, for people who are looking into aesthetics, you can look at fluorescent lights but your choices would be limited.
  • How do I know if a ceiling fan is powerful?
    • RPM – Revolutions per minute
      • Higher the RPM, higher the speed, higher the noise produced.
    • Blade span – A.K.A sweep
      • Bigger blade span, lower the RPM
    • Design
      • Blade design
      • Blade width
    • Smaller fans tend to have higher RPM, but with a bigger fan, although the RPM might be smaller, due to the blade span, it might be more powerful due to the sweep.

There are a lot of fans out there, and to find the perfect fan that fits your home is not a difficult issue at all. As long as you answer your own questions above, you should be on the right track. If by any chances, I missed out any of your questions regarding choosing the right fan for your house, drop us a message under Contact or simply contact me at 9818 8080. We will give our best advice, no strings attached.

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