Ceiling fans are widely used in Singapore mainly because they save a lot of space. On top of this, they can also ventilate more parts of the room. Keep reading to see how you can make your living space more comfortable by using the right ceiling fan.
How to select your ceiling fans
How big is the area you want to ventilate? When it comes to ceiling fans, size matters a lot. Your choice of what fan to purchase will depend on how large or small your space is.
Generally, smaller rooms need a fan with blade length of 44 to 55 inches. Larger rooms need around 55 to 60 inches of blade length. You also need to make sure that your ceiling fan is not heavier than 35 kilograms, which is the maximum recommended weight for HDB flats.
Picking The Right Spot
This might sound straightforward, but you need to pick the right spot to fix your ceiling fan. Ideally, it should be placed at the center of a room’s ceiling. However, there might be rare instances when you need to install it a little bit away from the center. For example, you might want to think twice before installing your ceiling fan directly on top of a dining table. But the general rule is to put it as close to the center as possible for proper and maximum ventilation of the room.
Design and Safety
Of course, ceiling fans are not just for ventilating your space. They can also contribute to the overall aesthetic of your home. When going for fancy designs, make sure you pick one that complements the vibe of your interior design. This may sound like common sense, but many people overlook this in their excitement – avoid well-designed fans of questionable brands and quality. Make it a point to keep the blade tips at least 24 inches away from walls or high furniture like bunk beds or tall cupboards and bookcases.
Safety should always coincide with design to ensure maximum comfort in your new home!