Period Arts Fan Company
Ordering Guidelines and Selection Tips
In addition to style and design, there are several
other considerations to make when selecting a
fan for your specific Installation.
Ceiling Height: The more space
between the blades and the ceiling, the more effectively
your fan will circulate and distribute air. However,
building codes require that the blades of a ceiling
fan be at least 7' above the Floor. Generally,
we recommend hanging the fan as far down from
the ceiling as is visually appropriate, and maintaining
the 7' blade clearance above the Floor. When dealing
with higher ceilings, one third the distance to
the Floor is a good guideline.
Blades on some Period Arts models (Prairie, Arcadia
and Library) are positioned near the top of the
body. When hung with the 3" down rod (18" overall
Length), the blades on these models are very close
to the ceiling, reducing the volume of air movement.
Consequently, these models are best suited for
ceiling Heights that can accommodate use of the
9" down rod (24" overall Length) or longer.
Blade Width: In nearly all
cases, our 52" blade span is the most appropriate
selection. The 42" blade span should be reserved
for smaller rooms or narrow spaces (10' x 10'
and smaller), or when airflow to the area above
the blades is blocked or restricted by architectural
elements (beams, walls, cabinetry, etc.). Occasionally
two 42" fans may be a desirable alternative to
one 52" fan.
Lighting: All Period Arts fans
are available with standard incandescent lamping
or with energy-saving compact Fluorescent lamping.
Our CFLs provide 75% energy savings and lamp life
10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. While
they emit a well balanced, warm light quality,
keep in mind that our CFLs are not dimmable. Period
Art's opal glass lights generally function well
as a primary light source for a space, but should
not be depended on to be the only light source
in a room. Our mica and stained glass shades are
intended to function as decorative accent lights
and must be supplemented with additional light
sources for a room to be properly lit.
Controls: Period Arts fans do
not use pull chains (except for the Industry model).
Therefore, in order to operate your fan at different
speeds and switch your light independently of
your fan, you need to select the appropriate control. Please refer to our controls section (at left)
for more information. Any control ordered with
a fan that has been configured with an energy-saving
CFL will be supplied in a non-dimming version. Period Arts Fan Company customer service is available
to assist you with any additional questions you
may have regarding selection of your ceiling fan.
1.888.588.3267 [email protected]