How to Choose the Best Ceiling Fan for Your Home

How to Choose the Best Ceiling Fan for Your Home

June 10, 2022

Choosing what fan you would like while remodeling your home or having an addition to the room may seem easy. In reality, there are many different fan types in the markets with various fan sizes, air flows, blades, and materials. Choosing the best fan suitable for your desired location may be hard, but were here to help you filter out your different options and narrow them down to the best fan options available. As a bonus advantage, an electrician from Mr. Electric can swing by and complete your ceiling fan installation for you.

Fan Size

Your fan size can change depending on your room size. Laundry rooms, small dining areas, and large family rooms all have different dimensions and areas, so their respective fans should all be different sizes as well. Blade spans can range from 24 to 90 inches in length. Below is a table displaying the room sizes to their corresponding fan sizes.

Room Size

Fan Size

75 sq. ft. or less

Less than 36 inches

75-144 sq. ft.

36-42 inches

144-225 sq. ft.

44-50 inches

225-400 sq. ft.

50-54 inches

Blade Type

Standard ceiling fans most commonly have four blades, but they can have three or five as well. The greater the number of blades, the higher the price tag. Blades are made from many different materials; some are made from hardwood while others can be made from plastic composite materials. Each material is used for different purposes and environments. If you want a good quality fan, make sure to purchase one that has its blades made from pressurized and sealed hardwood. You can consider additional features as well, such as reversible blades, which give you double-sided blades for two looks, or a blade pitch, which can allow you to adjust the direction of the airflow and can help with circulation and cooling.

Hanging Height

To meet construction regulations, the lower part of the fan should be no less than seven feet off the floor. For higher roofs, you can utilize fans with downrods, which is an extension pipe that connects your ceiling fan's motor to the mounting apparatus attached to the ceiling, to accomplish the right level. The more space between the roof and the blades, the better for circulation. 12 inches is a recommended height.

Fans that are built into low ceilings that are eight feet or shorter lack a ceiling rod since they have to be as close to the ceiling as possible. On the other hand, average and high ceilings that are nine feet or higher have downrods to suspend the fan from the ceiling. This also allows more circulation by having the blades and the ceiling further apart.

Installation Services

With hundreds of options to choose from, its normal to not know where to start. Now that weve narrowed down the list for you, its your turn to choose the best ceiling fan for your home. Once youve selected your fan, its our turn to help with the ceiling fan installation. Mr. Electric will send an affordable electrician over to your house to install your fan of choice and complete the installation process. For more information about our services at Mr. Electric, give us a call.