Why We Love WiFi & Bluetooth Ceiling Fans
From smart thermostats to complete home automation, the idea of making your home smart is not just a trend. It's here to stay and we'll see more and more home decor products designed to work with popular devices like the Nest, Google Home and Amazon's Alexa. True to industry trends, ceiling fans are now made available for smart devices too. Now you can control your ceiling fan's functionality from the palm of your hand or through your voice. Smart, right?
What Is A Smart Ceiling Fan?
Like most home automation products, a smart home ceiling fan is one that is controlled over Wifi or through Bluetooth, making it simple to operate with a smart home device or your mobile phone. With any of these modern ceiling fans, you can simply tell your fan when to turn on and off, place it on a timer or schedule it to operate as efficiently as possible. Not only is it smart, it's also a step in the right direction for the environment. And while we love making eco-friendly choices, we also love the convenience offered by any of these fans.
Where Smart Home Ceiling Fans Work Best
Consider replacing any of your existing ceiling fans with a smart home ready ceiling fan. Make things easy in the kitchen when your hands are full by simply calling out to Google Home or Amazon Alexa to "turn on the kitchen ceiling fan" and voilla, your fan is on. Use automated ceiling fans with your Nest thermostat to tune the temperature to your liking. And use smart ceiling fans outdoors to keep your porch, patio or deck nice and cool during the summer. With the kind of convenience offered by a smart fan, you'll have no problem introducing them into any room of your home.
When choosing a smart ceiling fan, remember to adjust its direction for Summer and Winter to conserve as much energy as possible while working with your thermostat and heating/cooling system. By spinning your fan blades clockwise in Winter months and counter clockwise in Summer months, you'll keep your airflow optimal.
How to Choose the Best Smart Ceiling Fan
Before deciding on a new ceiling fan for your home, begin with the basics by knowing what kind of smart home device you have. Wifi ceiling fans and Bluetooth options require a Google Home, Amazon Alexa or similar home automation control. You'll also need an Apple iPhone or Google Android operated device to properly manage any of these fans as well. With the basics out of the way, your next step is to decide which fan appeals to your sense of style. While Modern Forms designs its intelligent fans with clean lines and contemporary good looks, you can also find transitional fans with equally stylish features from Fanimation. Be sure to properly measure the area where you plan to install a smart home fan and be mindful of common dimensions like hanging height as well as the fan's diameter (typically represented in blade span). You may also want to review the CFM metrics offered by the fan you're interested in. If you have any questions about the Wifi and Bluetooth ceiling fans featured here, please call our fan experts at 877.445.4486.
If you're making the switch to smart fans, you might as well continue the process throughout the rest of your home! Many types of lighting including chandeliers, flushmounts, pendant lights and track systems can also now leverage smart device functionality. Home automation is expanding every day, so be sure to check back often for newly introduced products with these capabilities. And if you have more questions about how to choose the right ceiling fan for your application, be sure to stop by our Fan Buyer's Guide.