Who’s a fan of fans? Everybody—especially when their soothing wafts of air cool down a room and create a soothing atmosphere for residents and their visitors! A ceiling fan is especially terrific in a kitchen, where many of its appliances emit hot air.
We at Valley Design Center suggest that you strongly consider including a ceiling fan when renovating your kitchen. Valley Design Center is one of the best-known and well-respected sources for kitchen and bathroom renovations in Manhattan. We not only sell superior-brand products, but you can also use our expert contractors to handle the planning and installation from A to Z. When our customers need help planning their projects, our in-house stylists are thrilled to be of assistance.
Now that you know how cool kitchen ceiling fans are, use these tips to choose the best for you.
A fan that’s too small won’t move the air well, and a one too big will feel like a wind storm. Fan measurements come from their blade span, which is the diameter of the circle their spinning blades create.
Room size in square feet and blade span in inches:
75: up to 36.
144: 36 to 42.
More than 225 or a very tall ceiling: oversized or more than one fan.
It’s a fan’s “guts,” so get a strong one with the reverse feature (counterclockwise in the summer and clockwise in the winter). Kitchen fans run for hours, days or weeks at a time throughout the year. A fan’s quality lies in its motor. An excellent motor will make a balanced, quiet and stable for decades.
Fans that hang from a flat ceiling do their best work when they’re 8 to 9 feet above the floor and 12 to 18 inches from the closest wall. For low ceilings, choose a fan with a hugging or flush mount. Blades that are less than 7 feet above the floor pose safety hazards.
The number of blades and their pitches:
Four blades don’t do much to circulate air. Five or more are much more effective. Blades at 12- to 15-degree pitches move air most efficiently.
Ceiling fans come with and without them. Don’t fret if a fan that you absolutely love doesn’t have lights; you can buy a separate light kit attachment. LED lights are advantageous because they’re low profile, bright and use much less energy than incandescents.
All of us at Valley Design Center are passionate about helping our customers choose the products that fit their needs and desires. We’re at 221 E. 60th St., between Second and Third avenues, and open Monday through Saturday. Reach us at 212-832-4200 or email@example.com. You can also enter your information in our Contact Us boxes on this site. We would love to work with you!
By Valley Design Center
September 28, 2022