How to Choose the Right Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan is a must-have home appliance for keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Whether you’re looking to add a ceiling fan to a room or outdoor space that doesn't yet have one , or you’re replacing an existing one, the choices can be overwhelming. Here are helpful tips to help you avoid buyer’s remorse and choose the right ceiling fan for your home.

1. Determine the correct blade span based on your room's dimensions

Room Size

Small rooms up to 10' x 10' 

Large rooms up to 20' x 20'

Great rooms larger than 20' x 20'

Blade Span

30" to 48" fan

50" to 54" fan

56" or larger fan

If you’re unsure about the room dimensions, choose a larger fan to maximize your comfort at low or medium speed.

2. Select a style

For a coordinated look, match the blade finish to furniture or wood molding. Or, select a fan body finish that matches door or cabinet hardware.

3. Choose the appropriate mounting accessories based on ceiling height

Depending on the height and slope of your ceiling, you may require additional accessories such as a downrod or vaulted ceiling adapter.

4. Get the light right

Choose a ceiling fan with an integrated light fixture, or customize a ceiling fan with your choice of custom light kit.

5. Pick out a fan control

Select a wall control to operate your ceiling fan and light separately from a single switch without any additional rewiring, or choose a remote control for convenient, easy operation from anywhere within the room. Remote controls are especially convenient in bedrooms, allowing the user to control their fan and light from the comfort of their bed.

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