Choose the Right Size Ceiling Fan for Your Space

Choose the Right Size Ceiling Fan for Your Space

With ceiling fans, size does matter. A ceiling fan should be proportional to the rest of your room. Small ceiling fans for small rooms and large ceiling fans for large rooms. Ceiling fans are measured by their blade span (the distance from one blade tip to the opposite blade tip or the overall diameter of a fan’s blades while in motion). Not sure what size ceiling fan your room needs?

Here is a basic guide to how to select a ceiling fan size:

–Small rooms under 110 sq. feet (bathrooms): Best with fans 36 inches or smaller

–Medium-sized rooms from 110 sq. feet to 150 sq. feet (bedrooms): Best with fans between 36 and 42 inches

–Large rooms from 150 sq. ft. – 300 sq. ft. (family rooms, master bedrooms): Fans should be 50 to 56 inches

If you have a large room that is over 300 sq. ft. and is more long than square, then think about two smaller (under 54″) fans instead of one big fan to distribute the air circulation more evenly in the room. Place ceiling fans over the seating area you want to cool.

Ceiling Height

A ceiling fan should be at least 7 feet from the floor. Ceiling fans are most efficient when they are 7 ½ feet from the floor. For low ceilings (under 8′), consider a flush ceiling fan without lights, as they tend to be the lowest profile fans. For cathedral ceilings it is best to lower the ceiling fan with a downrod, to bring the fan down to the 7 ½ foot mark as this will improve cool air circulation or heat reclamation. Ceiling fans may visually look better when mounted between 10 – 14” from the ceiling.

Ceiling Fan Blades

The blades on a ceiling fan aren’t just for show, but are also a very important indicator of circulation flow throughout the room. The fan blades determine the amount of air being circulated. It’s best to have the blades positioned at a 12-16-degree angle for maximum circulation. A fan with less than a 12 degree angle will not circulate air as well and be less efficient. The greater the angle of the blade the more air circulation you will have in your room.

Farrey’s offers thousands of unique fans in all sizes from more than a dozen ceiling fan manufacturers. Now that you know what size of ceiling fan for the size of your room use our online ceiling fan search to find the perfect fan to for your room. Farrey’s has ceiling fans in an array of styles and finishes to coordinate with your room’s look and style. Customize your ceiling fans from our selection of thousands of ceiling fan motors, blades, downrods, controls, light kits, glass and other fan accessories. Start a live chat, visit our showroom, or contact us at 888-854-5483 to let our specialists show you how to choose a ceiling fan that will compliment your lifestyle.

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