1. Ceiling Fan controls
Ceiling fans are mostly mounted at a ceiling box where a light fixture was formerly located. Typically, the gang switch is replaced with the fan control or with light settings if the fan includes light. There are multiple type of fan controls in the market which are pull chain, remote control and intelli-touch which has a programmable light and fan settings.
2. Fan Blade size and materials
Fans usually has three to five blades. traditional fans has four. The number of blades affects the cost, in general the more blades the higher the cost.
Fan blades has multiple lenghts to choose from. This blades are measured by the full blade sweep thry produce. Lenghts may vary from 30, 42, 44, 46, 50, 52 and 60 inches. Long blades move more air than short ones.
Blades also are made from a number of materials and wide variety of finishes. Materials vary from natural wood, cross laminated veneer (plywood) and the less expensive veneered constant density board, clear or smoked acrylic and washable sailcloth which is streched over a frame.
3. Judging Ceiling Fan quality
Ceiling fans can cost all the up to a several hundred dollars, depending on their quality. A high quality fan has several traits that you’re not likely to find under $100 fans. Mainly parts are well designed and made from high grade materials. Motors has several speeds and is backed by a long term warranty at least 10 years.