Ceiling fans come in a variety of sizes, heights, styles, and colors. Choosing the right size fan for your space ensures it will provide efficient air flow. Though ceiling fans are not usually considered the focal point of a room, the right one can tie a room together while providing maximum comfort. Here are 6 steps to selecting the perfect ceiling fans for your home!
1. Select the Right Size
Getting the right fan is all about proportion. Make sure to measure your room first so you know what size blade span to be looking for. The blade span of a fan is the diameter of the blades while they’re spinning, measured from the tip of one blade to the tip of the blade across from it. A fan that is too small for a space will not provide efficient air flow to the whole room. A fan that is too large will not provide any air flow directly below it.
BATHROOMS & SMALL SPACES (Less than 100sqft): 29” - 36” Blade Span
BEDROOMS & KITCHENS & DINING ROOMS (100-150sqft): 40-50” Blade Span
FAMILY ROOMS & LARGE ROOMS (350sqft): 52-60” Blade Span
EXTRA LARGE ROOMS (350sqft+): 60” Blade Span or Larger