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February 2013

We Have Your Ceiling Fans

February 27, 2013 No comments

Looking for designer ceiling fans at prices that agree with your wallet? They’re all here. Check them out today at our online store. For our team, it’s a point of pride to offer clients the utmost quality in merchandise while maintaining fair and reasonable prices. We make the effort because our relationship with you is worth it. Take some time to look through the great collection we’ve put together this year, and don’t forget to check out our beautiful, discount ceiling fans -- each one is a steal!

Fun and contemporary styles, like traditional and designer ones, are available. See them for yourself and you’ll easily grasp the bargain we’ve set up. Where is the store that people who care about the look and feel of their home turn to? It’s right here. Palm Fan Store has the options and the prices you most want to find. Ceiling fans with lights? Of course we have ‘em!

Time for a New Ceiling Fan

February 27, 2013 No comments

Winter has entered the homestretch -- have you already started planning the improvements you’ll make to your home come spring and summer? Maybe you just want to get a leg-up on the warmer weather, but whatever your ultimate goal may be, there is no denying the impact that beautiful Craftmade and Casablanca ceiling fans, for instance, can have in the appearance and comfort of your home.

Make a strong decorative move, one that will also upgrade the homey feel of the space you’re working on: choose a beautiful and practical ceiling fan. Our store has an incredibly wide variety of first-class fans; finding the perfect one for you will be no problem. For some spaces, only a minimalist, flush-mount fan will do, but others, like kids’ rooms, give you a lot more leeway. Pick your style now. Take a look at our Craftmade ceiling fans to start. Our entire inventory awaits at www.palmfanstore.com, your ultimate resource for gorgeous, long-lasting ceiling fans.

Outdoor Ceiling Fans, Which Type Is Right for You?

February 8, 2013 No comments

When choosing an outdoor ceiling fan, the first thing to consider is whether your fan will be in a covered location, like a back porch or patio, or will it be totally exposed to direct rainfall like under a pergola? The reason this is an important consideration is because there are two different types of outdoor ceiling fans available. Of course at Palm Fan Store we have more than two different models to choose from, but some fans for outdoor use are made to withstand dampness only, whereas others can withstand direct contact with rain. In this article you will learn the differences, along with some models we suggest for each use.

The first outdoor ceiling fans were UL Listed for damp location use. These are UL Damp Rated fans. What this means is that the fans are finished to help resist corrosion and the blades on the original damp locations models were made of plastic, with the better ones using a special heat resistant ABS plastic. Plastic blades were originally used to resist warpage from humidity. The advantage of the better ABS plastic is that it not only resist humidity, but also resist warpage from heat. However, since the original fans made for outdoor use started appearing, some fan companies have taken the blades on these fans a step further. Gulf-Coast Fans for example, offers a fan with solid furniture-grade wood blades for outdoor use and the blades will not warp. These blades cannot stand up to direct rain like the wet location fan's blades can that we will talk about later, but they offer a high-end sense of style that the plastic ones simply cannot offer. The 58" 100 Series Raindance is one such fan. The Raindance motor has always been designed for wet locations, but being this fan is highly customizable, the blades will determin its true location. Whereas the Raindance's use is usually determined by the type blades used, most other damp rated fans are determined by how well the motor is sealed. Damp rated fan motors are not completely sealed to keep water out, and that is why they cannot take contract from direct rainfall. Keep in mind, a little blowing rain that may mist on a damp location fan will not hurt them, but constant direct rain coming in from above the fan will.

Now, onto Wet Rated Outdoor Ceiling Fans. Most all Wet Location Ceiling Fans will use plastic blades, as they have to because constant water contact to the blades can cause serious damage over time to more natural materials such as wood or rattan. As with the damp locations fans, the better wet location ceiling fans are going to use the special ABS blades because of its high tolerance to heat. This will mean absolutely no warpage from any of natures elements. Although, it is hard to duplicate solid woods or bamboo out of plastics, some fan companies to an outstanding job of making a person have to really look hard to tell the difference, making your wet rated fan look as good as any damp rated fan. Again, the Gulf-Coast Raindance with its wet rated ABS bamboo blades does a great job of keeping a high-end look in a wet outdoor fan model. Some will even use cavas blades that have been chemically treated to prevent fading and deterioration, these create a great Nautical Ceiling Fans style.

Besides the blade difference, outdoor fans rated for wet locations also are sealed better to keep water out. Since they are meant to be installed under a pergola or lanai where water can rain directly down onto them, these fans will have special protections against allowing water to get into the ceiling fan where it can do any harm. Most models have special rubber sheilds around the area where the 3-speed pull chains will come out from the switch housing, as well as a special rubber shield around the reverse switch, if the fan has the reverse feature. Most will also have silicone injected into the area where the wiring comes up from the motor leading to your ceiling. This is another protection to keep water out of the electrical areas of the fan that isn't needed with the damp outdoor fans.

Now that you know the difference in the two ratings and what makes one fan damp rated and the other wet rated, the next thing you should consider is airflow. When choosign an outdoor ceiling fan keep in mind that without enough airflow the fan will not keep you cool. Ceiling fans only cool by creating a wind chill effect. So, the more air it blows, the cooler you feel. Unlike an indoor area, most places outdoor fans are installed do not have four walls to keep the air contained. Also, most homes today have central air conditioning, outside the temperature is only controlled by how hot or cool the day may be. On a hot day you will need more airflow to create a greater wind chill effect from the fan to keep you cool. Because of this we recommend a larger fan for outdoor use than what you may normally choose for indoor use. It is also a good idea to look at the Energy Information Labels shown on all fans before making your decision, and in doing so only pay attention to the Airflow Cubic Feet Per Minute rating. The electricity usage rating and the airflow efficiency mean nothing as for how cool an outdoor fan can make you feel, cubic feet per minute does, and the more the better! If you were to install a ceiling fan that doesn't move enough air outside, whatever energy it uses when in operation is a complete waste of energy since the fan isn't doing its purpose in keeping you cool. Just a thought to keep in mind when reading Energy Information Labels on fans to help you decide which is the most important number to consider.

With this information we, at Palm Fan Store, hope you have a better understanding of which outdoor fan is right for you. Don't forgot though, although you should never use a damp location ceiling fan in a wet location area, there is no reason you can't use a wet location ceiling fan in a damp only area, such as a covered porch. Whether you choose Casablanca Ceiling FansCraftmade, Ellington, Gulf-Coast, Hunter Ceiling Fans or any of our other brands, the most important things is... ENJOY YOUR NEW FAN!

Installing Ceiling Fans

February 5, 2013 No comments

A beautiful ceiling fan can completely transform your home. It can create a mood, improve air circulation, and add style to your living space. But how long does it take to install a ceiling fan, and is it possible to do it yourself?

You will be pleased to know that installing one of our commercial ceiling fans is fairly simple and it doesn’t take long. Most DIY installation projects can be completed within a few hours and require the help of no more than one assistant.

Before you can begin the project, determine what type of ceiling fan is missing in your room or living area, whether it’s one of our ceiling fans with lights or small ceiling fans. Purchase the product from Palm Fan Store and wait for the shipment in the mail.

After you’ve received your ceiling fan, inventory all parts and read the instructions before starting your DIY installation. Make sure that you have all the necessary tools and materials, from drills and pliers to electrician’s tape. In addition to the instruction manual, make sure to read the safety precautions. For example, it’s important to know that you will need to turn off electrical power to the fan at the electrical panel. We also encourage you to be safe and seek professional assistance if you run into any problems. 

Installing Casablanca, Gulf-Coast, or Craftmade ceiling fans yourself is a cost-effective way to enhance your home décor. Before you hire a professional, consider installing the ceiling fan yourself.

Enhance Your Home with New Ceiling Fans

February 5, 2013 No comments

With spring around the corner, you might be searching for simple ways to spruce up your living space without spending a lot of money. A fairly easy and cost-effective home improvement project is adding new ceiling fans to your home. Whether you want to replace an outdated ceiling fan or install a new fan in every room in the house, you can enhance your home décor with contemporary ceiling fans by Palm Fan Store.

It doesn’t take much to update your home’s interior. Create a living space that is cozy and functional with the right ceiling fan. Ceiling fans can be added to nearly any room in your home, from the bedrooms to the living room and even the dining room. Try adding identical flush mount ceiling fans to the bedrooms for a unified look, or install a different ceiling fan in each room to complement the room’s unique décor.

Do you want to add style and warmth to your living room? How about installing a beautiful rustic or Victorian ceiling fan in your kitchen area? We offer a wide variety of fans to choose from, making it easy for you to find one that matches your existing décor and budget.  Add custom blades to further enhance the ceiling fan and give your interiors more personality.

Modern ceiling fans do wonders for home décor – they offer air circulation, plus they’re stylish. We invite you to browse our selection of designer ceiling fans at www.palmfanstore.com. Installing a fan is not hard, and most DIY projects can be completed within an hour.