A ceiling fan is an important asset in the comfort of having well circulated air in any room in your home. Ceiling fans provide a more stable ambient room temperature regardless of the weather conditions outside.
A black ceiling fan is often a great fashionable addition to a room as well as a functional regulator of temperature. The color black is classic and seems to go with almost any decor and room color. The different types of ceiling fans that are considered black may have a base that is black with the blades a different color or blades that are made of real wood. Sometimes the whole fan is black.
Some of the top companies that manufacture a black ceiling fan are:
- Monte Carlo
- Minka Aire
- Hampton Bay
- Hunter, Emerson
- Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fans, among others.
This list will provide you with a great assortment of styles and finishes that will add a touch of glamour and sophistication to your living space.
When shopping for ceiling fans one of the first questions that come up before the color or style of the fan is the size of fan needed for a certain room. Some generally accepted guidelines for the size of fan based on the square footage of room size is as follows:
1) 30″ – 36″ fan is appropriate for rooms that are less than 100 square feet (10’x10′)
2) 42″ fan is appropriate for rooms that are around 150 square feet (12’x12′)
3) 52″ fan is appropriate for rooms that are around 400 square feet (20’x20′)
4) 56″ – 60″ fan is appropriate for rooms that are more than 400 square feet (20’x20′)
Also, it is advisable for large rooms that are rectangular instead of square that 2 smaller fans be used instead of one large fan. The reason for this is because ceiling fans work off of the principle of square footage reach. A large rectangle can easily be divided down to two squares. For example a room size that is 20’x10′ can be broken down to two sections of 10’x10′ spaces.
Another question people ask when purchasing a black ceiling fan is how many blades should it have? Generally, home ceiling fans have 4 or 5 blades as part of the assemblage. Four to five blades are sufficient in a home environment because that number produces an effective movement of air and still operates at a quiet noise level.
Often industrial fans will have 3 or sometimes even 2 blades. This allows the motor to spin the blades at a very high speed but there will be some degree of low-level noise with many of these fans. This noise is not a factor in an industrial space but would be quite bothersome in a very quiet home environment.
We hope that you have found this information on finding a black ceiling fan informative. You should now be able to make your purchase of a fan with confidence knowing that well researched data has been presented to you. Good luck on your search for the right fan style and finish that will add to the architectural beauty of your home.
Low Profile Ceiling Fans
A low profile ceiling fan is meant to be used on a ceiling that is considered low. In most cases this is a ceiling height of under 8 feet. In most states the electrical code requires that the fan blades be no lower than 7 feet from the floor to ensure the safety of the home occupants.
A low profile ceiling fan is also known as a close-to-ceiling or hugger fan because it does not hang from a downrod.
Instead, the body of the fan is flush mounted to the ceiling. Because downrods are not used the result is that there is more clearance from the floor to the fan blades. This type of fan provides all the functions of a typical ceiling fan.
Generally, they are less conspicuous, which makes them perfect for a small room.
The same rules apply when trying to determine the size of this type of fan as compared to regular ceiling fans:
- 30″ – 36″ fan is a good size for rooms less than 100 sq. feet (10’x10′)
- 42″ fan is a good size for rooms that are approximately 150 sq. feet (12’x12′)
- 52″ fan is a good size for rooms that are approximately 400 sq. feet (20’x20′)
- 56″ – 60″ fan is a good size for rooms that are larger than 400 square feet (20’x20′)
However, it is more likely that you will be shopping for a low profile ceiling fan on rooms that are on the small side. In general, larger rooms will have higher ceiling heights because 8-foot ceilings on a room that is 400 square feet will seem very “cave like”. In a smaller room an 8-foot ceiling does not look out of place architecturally.
Because a low profile ceiling fan ensures the maximum distance between the floor and the fan blades, this means that this type of fan has the least distance between the ceiling and the fan blades. The majority of hugger fan blades hang less than 12″ from the ceiling, whereas most traditional ceiling fans have downrods that place the blades at least 12″ and further from the ceiling. This fan provides a safer option when it is used in an area where people will directly walk under it.
Safety is always paramount when it comes to installing these types of fans. A person can be seriously injured if struck by a blade from a ceiling fan. Because there are no other safety measures other than height to protect an individual from a spinning blade, you should measure carefully the ceiling to floor distance to make sure your ceiling is at least 8 feet tall.
The majority of the well-known companies that manufacture a traditional ceiling fan also produce a low profile ceiling fan. Companies such as: Quorum, Lowes, Emerson, Hunter, Hampton Bay, Ellington, Minka Aire, Casablanca, Westinghouse, Monte Carlo along with others. This is a pretty comprehensive list than will allow you to find many different finishes and styles that will provide your home with the perfect fan for your tastes.
We hope you’ve found this information on finding a low profile ceiling fan enlightening. You should now be able to make your purchase of a fan with confidence based on the research presented here. Good luck on finding that special fan that will add a touch of warmth and individuality to your home.