A ceiling fan is a fairly large ceiling-mounted fan which can rotate clockwise or anticlockwise. In one direction the fan blows air downward, while in the other it draws air upwards. Some fans come equipped with a light fixture to double as a central light. The fan is a hardwired fixtures so has to be installed electrically. Typically it is used with a wall switch or remote control. Ceiling fans can help keep you cool in summer and also warmer in winter by circulating the air.
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A ceiling fan needs enough headroom, so is ideal over some furniture such as a couch, seating area or bed. See hugger fans for maximizing headroom. Fans are most often used in living rooms, family rooms and bedrooms, where people might be dwelling for a longer period of time.
A fan is best positioned either centrally in the room or above a main seating or sleeping area. If the fan has a light it can help to light the room. We recommend adding either wall lights or some lamps to fill out the space.
Attaches to a ceiling. The ceiling should be flat, unless the fan supports sloped/vaulted ceilings. A small canopy will conceal the electrical installation.
An electrician or person with electrical installation knowledge will need to permanently wire the ceiling fan into the building's electrical supply.