Ceiling fans are a great way to keep air moving throughout your home, helping keep the temperature even and placing less reliance on your HVAC system. We’ll show you how to choose the right one for your space.
How to Choose the Best Ceiling Fan
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Choosing the Right Ceiling Fan Size
The right fan for your space depends on the size of your room. Use this handy guide to help you choose the right one.
|< 100 sq. ft
|< 49 inches
|100 to 400 sq. ft
|48 – 56 inches
|> 400 sq. ft
|> 56 inches
Some fans come with optional hardware to mount both ways and some are even height adjustable.
Efficiency & Air Flow
|Your fan's ability to move air is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM). The larger your room, the higher CFM you’ll need to move air efficiently.
|AC fans can be controlled in multiple ways including wall controls, remotes and more.
|DC fans use less energy and are extremely quiet. They’re usually lighter than AC fans as well.
Ceiling Fan Blades
Number of Blades
The number of blades isn’t as important as it used to be. Newer ceiling fans can run quietly and move air effectively regardless of the number of blades.
The blade pitch – or angle – is important when it comes to circulating air throughout a room and usually ranges from 12 degrees for smaller fans to 15 degrees or so for larger ones.
Ceiling fan blades can be made from various materials including hardwood, vinyl, fibreboard or plastic.
Ceiling Fan Lights
Most ceiling fans are equipped with lighting as well, so you’ll get additional light for your space. If you don’t need the extra lighting, consider a fan without lights.
Ceiling Fan Controls
Features to Look for
|Lights that are built into the fan itself.
Lights that can be dimmed to create the ultimate in ambience.
|Blade’s direction can be reversed to push or pull air depending on your needs.
|Best suited for bedrooms and offices where noise is a concern.
|Fans that can be used in an outdoor setting.
|Control your fan’s features like power, direction and lighting from a smart device.
Ceiling Fan Inspiration Ideas by Room
Ceiling Fan for Living Room
Choose a ceiling fan that fits your room style. Be sure to get the right style if you have sloped ceilings. If you’ve got a large room, be sure to get the appropriate length of blades.
Ceiling Fan for Kitchen
A great kitchen fan compliments the style and feel of your kitchen while giving you the air flow you desire. Consider smart fans that can be controlled with your smart device for the ultimate convenience.
Ceiling Fan for Bedroom
When choosing a bedroom ceiling fan, be sure to select one with a quiet motor and appropriate blade sizes. The larger your bedroom, the longer the blades.
Ceiling Fan for Outdoors
Find the perfect outdoor fan for your porch, patio and more. Outdoor graded fans can help keep you cool on a hot summer day. Get your with or without lighting depending on your needs and be sure to pick the right damp or wet rating to keep you safe.