As a homeowner, many a time we are thrown with rules and advices when making purchases for our new house. ‘Oh you should buy this’ ‘You shouldn’t get that’, the list goes on and on..
However, despite what you may have heard, some of these ‘friendly advices’ consists of misconceptions that has been passed around from one person to another, sometimes even without them experiencing it first hand.
Likewise, there are a handful of myths surrounding ceiling fans, like it’s not worth the money spent or that it is not safe to install one. Here are 4 common myths about ceiling fans — and why they are wrong
1. The more blades the better
This is the most common misconception that has been going around for ages, with most people believing that a 5 or 6 bladed ceiling fan will generate more wind as compared to a 3 bladed ceiling fan. However, the answer is no. When there is fewer blades on the ceiling fan, it means less weight on the motor which allows the fan to spin faster. Meaning that ceiling fans with more blades can increase the drag on the motor and affects its movement.
2. More speed on the remote is better
When shopping for a ceiling fan, it is important to look at the CFM (cubic feet per minute) measurement. Simply put, CFM measures how much air a fan moves, by calculating the volume of air vs the rate at which the air is moving. Divide this by the wattage of the fan, and you get the ceiling fan’s efficiency. Thus, the higher the CFM per watt, the more efficient a ceiling fan is.
3. Ceiling fans are dangerous
What’s stopping people from converting from a standing fan to a ceiling fan is the phobia of it falling off. However, the chances of ceiling fan falling are very slim, as it tends to only happen when the fan is not properly installed or when the ceiling is damaged. This is why you should only get a trusted technician to handle your ceiling fan works. It is also important that you only get ceiling fans which are registered with the Singapore Safety Mark. This ensures that the fan will not fall from the ceiling during usage.
4. Bigger is always better
Well, not entirely. Although it is true than a bigger fan blade would provide a wider coverage as compared to a smaller one, choosing the right size of fan is the most important factor to ensure optimum windflow in the area. For instance, a room that is 2m by 2m without any high furnitures should not exceed a fan size of more than 52″, as there must be clearance from the tip of the fan blade to the walls to allow proper air circulation.
Now that all these common myths are debunked, time to brush away your bad impression about ceiling fans! If you do need help in choosing the right fan size, do not hesitate to contact us here.
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