How to Buy an Energy Saving Fan

There is no doubt that energy saving fans save you money. They are designed in a specific way to use less energy and help promote increased air flow, keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. So, now that you are looking for an energy saving fan, how do you choose one?

Here at Dulles Electric Supply, we are proud to serve Sterling and the Washington, D.C. area with the best indoor and outdoor lighting, as well as ceiling fan and traditional fan selection. Below, we'll take a look at how to buy an energy saving plan. Stop by our local lighting showroom today!

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Where Will You Be Installing Your Energy Saving Fan?

The first thing you should consider is the location of your energy saving fan: will you be using it indoors or outdoors? This is important because outdoor energy saving fans are constructed differently in order to be able to withstand the elements. Furthermore, outdoor ceiling fans are rated differently, depending on the climate. You have damp-rated and wet-rated ceiling fans to consider. If your energy saving fan will be indoors, take into consideration its placement in your room.

What is the Size of Your Room?

The size of your room will determine what size energy saving ceiling fan you choose. This is important because if you purchase a ceiling fan that is too small for your space, it won't have the capacity to completely help circulate the air. If you choose an energy saving ceiling fan that is too big, it will look out-of-place in your space and be a bit too much for the room. Once you know the size of your room, you can choose your energy saving fan. In general, abide by these guidelines:

  • 75 sq ft or less — choose a 44' ceiling fan or smaller
  • Up to 350 sq ft — choose a fan from 48-58"
  • Over 350 sq ft — choose a fan 60" or larger
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Style of Energy Saving Fan

Most likely, this will be the hardest decision for you. Choosing the style of energy saving fan depends a lot on personal preference and your existing home decor. Here at Dulles Electric Supply in Sterling, we have almost a dozen types of energy saving ceiling fans to choose from, including huggers, wall fans, contemporary fans, traditional fans, dual-motor fans, and so many more. Let our team help guide you on the style and finish of an energy saving fan for your residential or commercial space. Schedule a free consultation today.

Energy Saving Fan Controls

Many people neglect to consider the type of controls they want to use to operate their energy saving ceiling fan. There are three to choose from:

  1. Pull chain
  2. Remote control
  3. Wall control

Not every energy saving fan will have all three of these controls. In fact, some will only have one. This is something important to consider due to the convenience factor. For example, it's nice to have a remote control that can sit by your nightstand, so you can turn the energy saving fan on and off easily at night. Let our expert staff help you decide which is right for you. Stop by today!

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Dulles Electric Supply features the Mid-Atlantic's largest lighting inventory on display. At over 12,000 square feet, our lighting showroom boasts every type of lighting you could need and/or want for your home or office space. Our lighting staff averages 15 years of lighting design experience and can help you with your residential or commercial space. Shop today!