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CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRODUCTS
Ceiling Fans
Having a ceiling fan keeps you feeling cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while cutting down on energy costs. When buying a ceiling fan, these are important points to have in mind.
EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE
CFM or “Cubic Feet per Minute” is the measure- ment of how much air is being moved. The other measurement you want to know is the “Air Flow Ef ciency.” AFE is the air ow on high divided by the watts used. The higher the number, the more ef cient the fan. This information is on top of the fan box, as it is required by the EPA.
Ceiling fans can complement every design taste with varieties of colors and  nishes. No longer is the ceiling fan the ugly duckling of home décor. Ceiling fans can be as simple or as ornate as the person choosing them.
SIZING YOUR FAN TO YOUR ROOM
0-75 square feet
36" diameter fan
76-144 square feet
42"-50" diameter fan
144-225 square feet
52"-54" diameter fan
225-400 square feet
54"-72" diameter fan
400+ square feet
52"-72" using more than one fan if the space calls for it.
To assure the best air ow, your fan must be at the correct height from the  oor. When a fan is too high, you decrease the air ow and lose the cooling effect. Setting the proper height of a ceil- ing fan will vary in every room. The general rule of thumb is to set the blades 8 to 11 feet off the  oor, and this is determined by the height of the ceiling, the room dimensions, and the aesthetics. The optimum mounting height for a ceiling fan
is 8 to 9 feet above the  oor, with a minimum of 7 feet to the bottom of the blades for safety.
Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan Co
CEILING
HEIGHT .......................... LENGTH
8'..................................... Flush Mount or Hugger 9'............................as packaged with Fan 3" – 6" 10'.........................................................12" TO 18" 11'.........................................................18" TO 24" 12'......................................................................36" 13'......................................................................48" 14'......................................................................60" 15'......................................................................72"
TIP: Fan motors spin in two directions; clockwise in the winter and counter-clock- wise in the summer.
The American Lighting Association recommends that fans be a minimum of 7 feet off the  oor.
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