Different people have different criteria for buying a ceiling fan. While some people prefer design and aesthetics, there are others who select fans on the basis of their performance. And then there are some who buy a ceiling fan only on the basis of its price. Well, we do understand that perceptions differ but when it comes to buying any product such as a ceiling fan, one must have a balanced approach wherein all factors are given similar weightage. And therefore, in this post, we have listed a few important tips to help our readers select the best ceiling fan in India.
Let’s get started.
1. Compare the fans on the basis of their air delivery.
Air delivery, also known as air flow, is the amount of air displaced by the fan in a minute. It is measured in CMM (Cubic Meters per Minute). Air delivery is an important selection criterion as it directly impacts the performance of the fan. Higher the air delivery, the more air it moves, and better the cooling it offers. However, air delivery in turn depends on a lot of other factors such as fan speed, the design and material of the fan blades, sweep size and many more. A fan with an air delivery anywhere between 205 to 230 CMM is considered good enough for home use.
2. Choose a fan with multiple speed settings option.
Fans rotate at different speeds, which contribute to the cooling efficiency. Ceiling fans are categorised into two types based on their speed: High Speed and Normal Speed. The speed of a ceiling fan is measured in RPM (Rotations Per Minute). The RPM depends on several factors – blade size, the number of fan blades, the volume of air moved, et al. A high-speed fan runs at 380-390 RPM while a normal speed fan runs at 300-350 RPM. To ensure the best air delivery, buy a fan with multiple speed settings.
3. Select a fan with the right sweep size.
It’s a myth that the number of fan blades impact the performance of the fan. Instead, it’s the blade sweep that does. So what is blade sweep? Well, blade sweep is the diameter of the circle that you see when the fan rotates. The blade sweep for ceiling fans range between 600 mm (approx 24 inches) to 1400 mm (approx 56 inches).
To determine the right sweep size of the fan, you first need to consider the dimensions of the room. Measure the length and width of the room and multiply them. This would give you square footage of the room. For instance, if the room size is less than 50 sq.feet it would require a 600 to 900 mm fan. Larger rooms, with room sizes between 50 to 75 sq. feet would require fans with a sweep size between 900 to 1200 mm. And in case the rooms are bigger than that you may consider installing a fan with a sweep size of around 1200 mm.
4. Go for an energy efficient fan.
Power consumption is another important factor to consider when you buy a ceiling fan. And while some people may tell you that high performance fans always consume more energy, the fact is that the latest fans are not only energy efficient, but they also offer superior performance. In fact, you should check out the energy-efficient designer fans from Luminous India that are both energy-efficient and aesthetically designed.
5. Don’t ignore the length of the down rod.
The down rod is the slender pole that helps adjust the height of your ceiling fan from the floor. Most ceiling fans come with a down rod size of 3-6 inches. The length of the down rod is important as it provides safety and improves air delivery. To ensure safety, the distance between the ceiling fan and the floor should be at least 7-7.5 feet. Similarly, for an adequate air delivery, the distance between the ceiling and fan blades should be around 12 inches. But in case the room has a low heighted ceiling, air space between the ceiling and the fan blades should be 9-10 inches, at least.
Last But Not Least
You may consider this as the 6th and final tip for choosing the best ceiling fan in India. And the tip is that you should also consider two other very important factors – the style & design and the price of the ceiling fan. And if you are looking to buy a high-performance ceiling fan that not only adds to your home decor, but is also reasonably priced then you should check out the wide range of fans that Luminous India has to offer. They are one of the most trusted names in the fan manufacturing industry and have produced some of the best ceiling fans in India.