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5 Important Questions To Ask Before Buying A Ceiling Fan

  • 27 May

Ceiling fans have evolved quite a lot in terms of functioning, aesthetics and innovation. They are not just an accessory anymore, they are an investment. A ceiling fan is easily one of the most used appliances in your home with a running time of 16 hours a day and more. Don’t you think a lot more thought must be put into the purchase of such an important appliance? We do, too! So to help you select the right fan for your home, we have come up with 5 questions you must ask yourself before buying a ceiling fan. Let’s get started!

1. Is your ceiling fan energy efficient?

Energy efficiency is an important factor to consider when purchasing a ceiling fan. With the wave of innovation sweeping over the motor industry, newer, more evolved and energy-efficient motor technology like Crompton’s ActivBLDC has been making its mark on consumers. If you select a fan that comes equipped with an ActivBLDC motor then you could be saving as much as 50% more when compared to a conventional fan.

Quick tip: Always look for and compare the BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) Star Rating. If the fan has a 5-star rating then it is certifiably more energy-efficient than its alternative.

2. Is this ceiling fan right for your room?

The fan you choose can change the entire look and feel of a room. So, it is very important to take into consideration not only the technical benefits but also the aesthetics and design of the fan. For example, a designer ceiling fan with lights could add just the right amount of elegance to a room. Along with that, the size and fit of the fan also matter. You need to keep in mind that the fan has to be suspended from a certain height so choose the right pole length according to the height of your room.

3. Is your fan the right size?

There is a metric called sweep size that is used to measure the diameter of the circle made by a fan when it spins. To ensure that your fan size is compatible with your room, it is important to learn more about the relationship between them. For example, a fan for the kitchen would have a small sweep size whereas the one in your bedroom would have a larger sweep size since it is covering a larger area.

4. What kind of additional features are available?

Ceiling fans nowadays come with features that ooze convenience. For example, Crompton’s ceiling fans like SilentPro Enso are equipped with Silence technology which is 2X more silent than a conventional fan and has become a favourite amongst those who are fed up with the loud creaking sound of their fans. Some other Crompton ceiling fans have also replaced regulators with Point Anywhere remotes so that you can switch on your fan from any corner of the room!

5. Is there a warranty available on this fan?

When you are looking to buy a ceiling fan online or in stores, always enquire for a manufacturer’s warranty. This helps you make sure that the maintenance needs and durability of the fan are not compromised. Usually, ceiling fans would come with a 2-year warranty but fans like Crompton’s Aura fans with Duratech Technology come with a 5-year warranty as well. Do make sure to check this before you make your purchase!

So, the next time you go to buy a ceiling fan, make sure you ask these very important questions and find the perfect fit for your home!