Guide on Buying a Ceiling Fan for Your Singapore Home

For ceiling fan, you have seen them and you should have used them. But most of us don’t really give them any thought until we have to go out and buy them. Having just moved into your new home and it’s hot in Singapore. You want to install some ceiling fans. But how do you know you’re buying the right ceiling fan? Did you know that there are actually many options available?

The ceiling fan comes in different strengths, designs and styles. Some have amazing features. Let’s take a look.

How Does a Ceiling Fan Work?

Ceiling fans are wired through the ceiling and connected to a switch on the wall. When you turn on the switch, a capacitor torques up the electric motor that powers the fan. When the electrical current reaches the motor, it enters the wire coils wrapped around the metal base. A magnetic field then expends force in a clockwise motion, changing electric energy into mechanical energy. The motor coils start spinning and the fan captures that motion, which it transfers to the blades. As the fan blades slice through the air – which is being pushed downward, the air is circulated and cooled.

How to Choose a Ceiling Fan

When you’re ready to buy a ceiling fan, you must first decide where it will be installed, indoors or outdoors. The size of the room will impact on the diameter of fan that you buy. Rooms with high ceilings will require fans that can hang from down-rods. A bigger room will require a ceiling fan with a bigger diameter.

Besides the diameter, the fan blade has also evolved over time and you can now see ceiling fan blade tilted in greater angle to capture and generate more wind.

Ceiling Fan Accessories

Modern ceiling fans come with a variety of accessories and features such as downrods, CFL or LED light kits, and even remote controls. With so many styles on the market, you can easily create more ambience, cool down your home and make it look fantastic at the same time.

Ceiling fans usually come with all the components needed for installation. It’s typically easier to replace an old ceiling fan, as all the wiring is already there. If you’re not too sure of yourself, rather hire an electrician to install it for you.