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5 Types Of Ceiling Fans For Your Home

In times of intense and unrelenting heat, ceiling fans can quickly become a homeowner’s best friend. They allow homeowners to avoid running the air conditioning for long periods of time, which saves on energy costs while maintaining a comfortable temperature in and out of the home.

If you’re remodeling, building a new home or a just looking to install a ceiling fan for aesthetic or functional purposes, our guide below will be able to help you learn what types of ceiling fan styles are available so you can make a determination on what style of fan is best for you.

Standard Ceiling Fans

If you see a ceiling fan in someone’s home, it’s probably a standard ceiling fan. These fans come in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles and colors, offering an option for nearly any home aesthetic. They typically have five blades that are powered by a central motor with a light fixture located in the center, as well. These fans offer full customization to find a fan that fits what you’re looking for in your home.

Ceiling Hugger Fans

Also known as low-profile ceiling fans, these fans effectively “hug” the ceiling to create more space and headroom in your home. These are ideal if you have low ceilings, as ceiling hugger fans ditch the downrod to create more space. It’s recommended that you use these if your ceilings are less than eight feet tall.

Remote Control Ceiling Fans

With the technology we have at our disposal, we should expect voice-controlled ceiling fans any day now. But in the meantime, you can operate your ceiling fan by remote control. Remote-operated fans aren’t limited to one particular type, as they can control standard, ceiling hugger and dual motor fans with ease.

Dual Motor Ceiling Fans

Also known as dual head ceiling fans, this type of fixture uses two fans — with two motors — that are smaller in diameter and adjustable to a homeowner’s liking, allowing them to set two different speeds at the same time. These fans typically help air flow over a larger area than standard fans, which has made them popular in larger rooms.

Damp Ceiling Fan

Don’t worry, this fan isn’t dripping wet at the time of purchase. Damp ceiling fans, also known as wet ceiling fans, can come in a variety and shapes and styles just like remote control ceiling fans — but these are meant for outdoor use. These have moisture-resistant motors and weatherproof blades to withstand the elements they may encounter.

There is a wide range of styles and options available to homeowners to help them choose a fan that fits their need. No matter your budget, aesthetic or reasoning behind your interest in ceiling fans, there’s a style out there for you, it’s just up to you to find it so you can start enjoying the breeze.

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