Many homeowners rely solely on style and price when choosing a ceiling fan; however, the most important qualities that form a fan are not visible. Del Mar Fans & Lighting uses industry knowledge and first-hand experience to identify the most important elements for selecting the best ceiling fan. We rate ceiling fans based on motor, airflow, design and efficiency. The grade or performance of each element determines the overall rating in stars with five stars being the best ceiling fan available.
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A chandelier adds ambiance, style and of course, general lighting to a room, but selecting the right chandelier can be tricky. A small chandelier can easily get lost in a large space and fail to deliver a strong design element, while a large chandelier can overwhelm a small space. The right chandelier is proportional to the height and width of the room.
A high speed wobbly ceiling fan will strike fear in the heart of anyone standing under it or even near it. An unbalanced fan could also end up with damage to the motor’s bearing and bushings. This could lead to an irritating unnecessary fan noise. Below we will teach you how to balance a ceiling fan and put an end to your wobbly woes. Don’t forget, anytime you work on ceiling fans be sure to turn the fan's power off at the breaker.
Deciding on the perfect fan for your home, office, or business is no small task. Factors to consider range from the style of the fan, the size of the fan, to the location of the fan. Often overlooked are the lighting options that come with fans. In this article, we detail some common light kit options and bulb types to help you decide on the perfect lighting for your space.
Is your ceiling fan turning on and off on its own, even when you’re not in the room? Don’t call the Ghost Busters just yet. Most ceiling fan remote controls come with the factory set frequency. If two or more ceiling fans have the same frequency they can be controlled by either fan’s remote, which can have a range of 40 to 50 feet. Hence, the other remote is messing with your ceiling fan.
A ceiling fan downrod is a metal pipe that connects the motor housing to the mounting hardware, stabilizing the ceiling fan and reducing the potential for wobbling. A downrod also aids in proper airflow by ensuring a safe distance between the ceiling fan blades and the ceiling, at least 8 – 10 inches, and between the fan blades and the floor, a minimum of 7 feet.
Small ceiling fans for small rooms and large ceiling fans for large rooms, or so they say. While this may sound like an ancient proverb, choosing the right size ceiling fan ensures maximum performance, style, and above all – comfort. Here’s how you can select the correct ceiling fan size for any room in your home.
Outdoor lighting is an easy, cost-effective way to add beauty, safety, and security to your home. Understanding which outdoor lights work best with your home's exterior and landscape will help you choose the right lighting fixtures for your garden, deck and yard. Here are our top eight tips for choosing outdoor lighting fixtures for your home.
What is better than sitting on your porch swing with a cold glass of smooth iced tea? Swinging on your porch sipping cold iced tea under the cool breeze of an outdoor ceiling fan. There are some important factors to think about when buying outdoor ceiling fan. If you're looking for an affordable, quality fan check out our huge outdoor ceiling fan selection. Take your time and feel out all your options. Once you find an outdoor ceiling fan you love, you can use our guide How to Install a Ceiling Fan to help with your install. But first let’s explain the difference between an indoor fan and an exterior fan.