THE perfect home is a sum of all its parts. One crucial yet often overlooked feature is the ceiling fan.
In Malaysia, where we contend with the perennial heat and humidity, a house without a ceiling fan – or any type of fan for that matter – is virtually inconceivable. It stands as an essential fixture in any home, providing respite from the relentless heat.
Picking the right fan can be a complicated task, however, which is why the experts at KDK have listed a number of aspects to consider when purchasing a new ceiling fan for your home.
Firstly, you will need to decide on your needs and the type of controls you would like to have.
Also, determine the size of the room you want to place the ceiling fan in, as you will need to account for at least one metre between the fan blade and the wall.
For example, a 1.5m ceiling fan should fit a room size of at least 3.5x3.5m, as there will be 1m of space on either side of the ceiling fan.
Secondly, you will need to determine the height of the ceiling in the room, as there should be at least 2.5m of height in the room to accommodate the ceiling fan.
When choosing a ceiling fan for your home, you will have to consider several key factors such as colour, blade type and size, to ensure it complements your space effectively.
KDK has a myriad of ceiling fans that come in a variety of colours such as white, grey, dark brown, silver and bronze to name a few.
Coupled with modern and minimalistic designs, both in long and short blades, KDK’s fans are suitable for all spaces and concepts.
For smaller rooms, short-bladed fans are recommended as they leave enough room for air to channel downwards to keep you cool. A large diameter fan in a small room will not channel the air downwards due to the limited space.
Larger diameter fans or long-blade fans are more suited for bigger rooms, as the extra space allows the fan to appropriately channel the air downwards.
If you’re wondering how many blades you will need in your ceiling fan, you first have to decide on what type of airflow you’re looking for.
In broad terms, increasing the number of blades in a ceiling fan tends to result in reduced noise levels, but it may also lead to a decrease in air circulation.
Three-bladed fans usually give off choppy air, while five-bladed fans provide more soft and natural air.
In terms of wind generated, all options give off the same amount of wind, but three-bladed fans tend to generate stronger and more focused gusts, while five-bladed fans offer a calmer and more peaceful draft.
Your budget is another important factor when purchasing a new ceiling fan for your home.
If you are working with a low budget, a good option would be a ceiling fan that comes with a regulator, which is usually available from around RM180 to RM220.
For a ceiling fan that comes with a remote control, however, you will need to set aside around RM280 to RM650.
If you’d rather go for the luxe options, consider getting yourself a direct current (DC) ceiling fan, such as KDK’s DC series fans like the K12UC, K12YC, K15UC, K15YC, K14TE, K14QE, K18NY, K14ZW, K15UW, K15Z5 and K15YX.
DC fans are celebrated for their superior energy-efficiency, making them an environmentally conscious choice, as DC motors consume considerably less power compared to alternating current (AC) fans.
All of KDK’s ceiling fans are designed with energy-efficient technology, however, meaning that you won’t have to worry about high electricity costs.
KDK fans are also certified green and sustainable, as they come with five-star energy ratings from the Malaysian Energy Commission.
Cleaning and maintenance
To ensure smooth and clean air quality at all times, you will need to make sure that your fan is clean.
To achieve this, KDK recommends that you wipe the fan blades down with clean water (no detergent needed) and be careful not to accidentally bend them in the process.
For maintenance purposes, you will want to ensure that the fan’s main electricity switch is turned off when not in use, and to let the fan “rest” after use as well.
If you ever run into any issues, you can call KDK’s customer service centre at 03-7785 5011 or make a report at https://www.kdk.com.my/customer-services/service-agent/peninsular-malaysia/.
For more information on KDK DC series fans, visit https://www.kdk.com.my/.