Comes the hot and we are already thinking about how to fight it without dying in the attempt. One of the most effective alternatives is to buy a ceiling fan.

There are fans of all types and price ranges. However, it is important to know some guidelines to be able to select the best option. Next, we will comment on which keys we must take into account.

For now, we anticipate that one of the best options for its good price is Hunter.

Keys to keep in mind

Where are we going to place it?

This is the first question we must ask ourselves. It is not the same to place it in an outdoor or an indoor place. Logically, if we want to place it on an exterior roof, we must make sure that it is designed for it, with materials resistant to all types of climates.

The size of the room may limit the selection. For example, if the room is small and the ceiling is low, we should opt for an option with a smaller diameter and low hanging.

The diameter is an important aspect since, the larger it is, the larger its blades will be and the greater volume of air it will move. That is, if we want to put a fan in a large room, we will look for a larger diameter.

It is recommended to choose the largest fan that we can introduce in a room. A large fan spinning slowly consumes less than a small fan spinning fast. Also, this dynamic will make the fan quieter when running.

To get an idea of ​​the proportions: If the room measures less than 13m2, we should not exceed 107cm in diameter of the fan. If it is a larger room, which is around 18m2 or more, we will go to models that exceed 132cm in diameter.

If the room is much larger than these figures or exceeds 38m2, it is best to consider installing more than one fan.

Turning speed

The speed of rotation is a relative issue: that is, not having a higher speed is a better fan.

The speed will depend on the use we make of it, as well as the space where we put it. For example, if we use it in a bedroom, we will want a speed around 70 or 90rpm so that the ‘wind’ does not disturb at night. And most likely we do not need more power.

However, if we want to install it in a large space or in the kitchen where there may be fumes, we can choose higher speeds around 200rpm.

Fabrication material

The materials will indicate not only the durability and resistance of the fan, but its noise level or its ability to put it in an outdoor place.

The most used materials are:

  • Wood: It is usually the most aesthetic and elegant. However, it is sensitive to excess heat and humidity so we should not install it outdoors or in the kitchen.
  • Metal: It is the most resistant and easy to clean, so it is the one indicated to put it in places where wood is not possible. But beware of touching it while it works!
  • Plastic: Resistant and easy to maintain. Of course, we do not recommend it for outdoors if it can give it the sun or stay for hours at high temperatures, since it can be deformed.

Do we want a lamp?

Many times the fan is placed where the main lighting in the room would go. In those cases, we may want the fan to have light.

It is a common accessory in fans, so it will not be difficult to find good models with light. The more bulbs you have, in principle, the brighter the room will be.

If we have alternative lighting, it will not be so necessary to attend to this point.

How to regulate the fan speed?

Some years ago, the only way to regulate a fan was through chains that hung from them. Today, although the chains have not disappeared, we have several options:

  • Remote control: We can regulate the light and speeds from where we are without having to get up.
  • Wall regulator: It is also possible to connect the fan to the socket so that, when the switch is turned on, the fan light comes on. We can make the fan turn on with it. Normally, this option will be accompanied by the following.
  • Chains: If it has a lamp, the fan will have two: one for the light and the other to regulate the fan speed.

Favorite: Hunter 53091

HUNTER 53091 Builder Deluxe Indoor Ceiling Fan with LED Light and Pull Chain Control, 52", New Bronze
  • CLASSIC CEILING FAN: The traditional Builder Deluxe fan comes with LED light covered by toffee glass that will keep home interior inspired; Measures 52 x 52 x 17.77 Inch
  • MULTI-SPEED REVERSIBLE FAN MOTOR: Whisper Wind delivers ultra-powerful airflow fan with quiet performance; Change the direction from downdraft mode during the summer to updraft mode during the winter
  • LED BOWL LIGHT KIT: Energy-efficient dimmable LED light bulbs let you control the lighting and ambiance of the living space; The long lasting bulbs have longer lifespan than traditional bulbs
  • PULL CHAIN CONTROL: Turn the bronze ceiling fan on/off and adjust the speed quickly and easily with the pull chain
  • ROOM PLACEMENT: Indoor fan is height adjustable, via the included 2" & 3" downrods, to ensure proper distance from the ceiling and optimize air movement; Ideal fan for living room, lounge, and bedrooms

The option most valued by users for its traditional design, its competitive price and its great features. The manufacturer boasts of working on these devices for more than 125 years.

This Hunter fan has a motor called ‘WhisperWind’ that offers an ultra powerful air movement that allows to cool a room or room in record time.

It also achieves this without the need to make annoying noises as it offers silent performance, something highly valued by all experts.

It stands out for having a traditional look with a bronze coating and five reversible cherry-colored blades. The metal material ensures a long life for our new fan and easy maintenance.

The fixture is illuminated and includes two 60 watt incandescent candelabra bulbs and two 6.5 watt dimmable low-power LED bulbs.

The fan can be controlled from a handheld remote control but also from an included traction chain that allows you to adjust the speed and switch the appliance on and off.

The mounting system allows three positions: standard, low or angled, depending on the needs of each.

Fanimation Studio Collection

Fanimation Studio Collection LP8350BLAZ Vintere Ceiling Fan with LED Light Kit, 20 Inch, Aged Bronze
  • Aged bronze finish ceiling fan from the Vintere collection features 3 blades
  • Includes (4) 4W LED vintage bulbs (not intended to be primary light source)
  • 13-in fan provides airflow up to 1, 472-CFM, making it ideal for small rooms
  • 4. 5-in down rod included
  • 3 speed settings make it easy to maintain the ideal comfort level

A fan totally different from the first one described in this article but that can perfectly meet the needs of those looking for an original and functional appliance.

This device is distinguished from all its rivals by its design. The fan is housed in a kind of black metal cage that blends well with modern environments.

It has contained measurements, about 58 centimeters in diameter, so it does not take up too much space. The blades are short but thanks to the power of the engine it is equipped with, it achieves an air flow of 1,360 cubic feet per minute.

The Fanimation ventilator comes with a remote control with which you can control the appliance. It also has a timer to be able to turn it off automatically in one, three or six hours.

Lastly, this fan also has lighting. The manufacturer includes four 40w bulbs with which cozy environments are achieved.

Brightwatts: Energy Efficient

HUNTER 53091 Builder Deluxe Indoor Ceiling Fan with LED Light and Pull Chain Control, 52", New Bronze
  • CLASSIC CEILING FAN: The traditional Builder Deluxe fan comes with LED light covered by toffee glass that will keep home interior inspired; Measures 52 x 52 x 17.77 Inch
  • MULTI-SPEED REVERSIBLE FAN MOTOR: Whisper Wind delivers ultra-powerful airflow fan with quiet performance; Change the direction from downdraft mode during the summer to updraft mode during the winter
  • LED BOWL LIGHT KIT: Energy-efficient dimmable LED light bulbs let you control the lighting and ambiance of the living space; The long lasting bulbs have longer lifespan than traditional bulbs
  • PULL CHAIN CONTROL: Turn the bronze ceiling fan on/off and adjust the speed quickly and easily with the pull chain
  • ROOM PLACEMENT: Indoor fan is height adjustable, via the included 2" & 3" downrods, to ensure proper distance from the ceiling and optimize air movement; Ideal fan for living room, lounge, and bedrooms

A more classic model than the previous one for those who are more conservative when it comes to interior decoration. This fan is designed for wide spaces and large rooms thanks to the 132 centimeters in diameter of the device.

It has five large blades that provide a very considerable air flow. But it also has a ‘high speed’ option to help us cope with extreme hot days. The fan motor has three speeds.

This model from Hunter can be operated in reverse to lower warm air from the ceiling on cold days. Includes an integrated light kit that is clad in a white finished ceiling.

Harbor Breeze Mazon

Harbor Breeze Mazon 44-in Brushed Nickel Flush Mount Indoor Ceiling Fan with Light Kit and Remote (3-Blade)
  • Integrated matte opal glass light kit includes one 18-watt LED bulb for energy-efficient illumination. 44-in fan provides airflow up to 2,069-CFM, so it’s great for small rooms up to 100-sq ft 3 fan speeds allow you to maintain your ideal comfort level.

This model from Harbor, with three blades, has a modern but simple design. Its 111-centimeter diameter makes it perfect for rooms up to 15m2.

It has a powerful three-speed motor that is controlled with a remote control, with included wall bracket, so you can control the fan from anywhere in the room, even the light.

Because this Harbor fixture also comes with lighting. The integrated light kit that it brings is dimmable and includes an 18-watt LED module to provide ample lighting to any room.

The reverse airflow function allows you to change the direction of the fan according to the season, for a cooling effect in the summer and a distribution of warm air in the winter.

Honeywell Sabal Palm

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Honeywell Sabal Palm 52-Inch Tropical Ceiling Fan with Sunset Bowl Light, Five Hand Carved Wooden Leaf Blades, Lindenwood/Basswood, Bronze
  • TROPICAL CEILING FAN: High quality design featuring a bronze finish with a beautiful, tuscan sand glass bowl light (3 x 40 watt bulbs included).
  • HAND-CARVED WOODEN, LEAF BLADES: Each blade is a custom, hand-carved, artisan blades made from basswood ; 12 Degree Blade Pitch
  • QUIET REVERSIBLE MOTOR: Conveniently quiet, 3 speed, reversible motor that can be run in reverse in the winter to aid in rotating the warm air in the room.
  • TRI-MOUNT COMPATIBLE: This ceiling fan can be conveniently mounted with a downrod (4" included), angled mount and close-mount.
  • MEDIUM - LARGE SPACES: This fan is perfect for rooms around 350-450 square feet such as living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms or family rooms.

This fan is perfect for rooms up to 40 square meters such as living rooms, living rooms or spacious bedrooms.

It has a tropical design with a bronze finish. The manufacturer ensures that each blade / blade is handmade from linden wood.

It has a reversible three-speed motor, which stands out because it is very quiet. It also has a reverse function so that in winter it helps to rotate the hot air in the room.

This fan has a nice light in a Tuscan sand glass ceiling. It works with three 40-watt bulbs included in the appliance.