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“I was recently out shopping for a ceiling fan and was curious to know what size should I purchase to accomodate the area. The room is 10 foot by 12 foot ( I believe it is). Thanks in advance, Lisa from Virginia”
In general wth a ceiling fan you want tofollow these numbers
75 sq. ft. 29 – 36 inch fan
76-144 sq. ft. 36 – 42 inch fan
144 – 225 sq. ft. 44 – 48 inch
225 -400 sq. ft. 50 – 54 inch fan
Look for the energy star logo when making your purchase. Lots of simple steps will appear as a gigantic leap when you look back at what was spent overall on your energy bills. Three things to remeber as the climate change over the months that will help to keep your money in your pocket. Counterclockwise in the warmer months will give you a winchill effect in which makes it feel cooler. 2. In the cooler months you want the blades spinning clockwise which will produce a updraft effect. This is when the warmer air is being forced down to the level in which you occupy instead of sitting on the ceiling. 3. Fans don’t cool off rooms, they cool off people. In other words turn off the fans if the room isn’t being occupied. Thanks and enjoy.
Are the old buildings where tradesman were seemingly more skilled better or worst than the structures of today where buildings are built at a faster pace. The workers had less equipment so were possibly more creative and or worked harder. I look at the buildings of old and sometimes I’m amazed and wonder how they got it done. Still standing strong, one may go in and transform its purpose but the foundation is solid. On the other hand I look at the new construction and see flaws such as walls out of square or not plumb, studs staggering and inconsistent, etc. Makes me wonder is it the time efficiency we seek or quality. A “Build them sell them and if they complain we’ll fix it” attitude takes the integrity and skill away from the job-site. Me I truly appreciate the skill of yesterday and also I respect the technology of today, therefore I say merge the two and seek the best of both worlds.