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What Size Ceiling Fan Do I Need?

Small ceiling fans for small rooms and large ceiling fans for large rooms, or so they say. While this may sound like an ancient proverb, choosing the right size ceiling fan ensures maximum performance, style, and above all – comfort. Here’s how you can select the correct ceiling fan size for any room in your home.

How to Choose the Right Size Ceiling Fan For Any Room

Hanging your ceiling fan at the appropriate height ensures that friends and family members won’t hit their heads on low hanging ceiling fans. It also guarantees that they'll be able to feel the airflow the fan produces since fans cool people, not rooms. There should be a 7-foot minimum distance between your ceiling fan’s blades and the floor. If you have low ceilings, or if you have regular size ceilings and you just happen to be really tall, install a low profile ceiling fan.  

The right size ceiling fan will do more than just keep you cool, it can also save you money. Ceiling fans only cost pennies to run compared to air conditioners, allowing you to increase the temperature on your thermostat and save money on your monthly electric bill.

Selecting the right size ceiling fan for your room secures the fan's performance and longevity as well as the comfort and safety of the room occupants. A small ceiling fan in a large room will have to work twice as hard to cool you off, which will result in the motor burning out quickly. A large ceiling fan in a small room will create an uncomfortable amount of airflow. Unless you like replacing your ceiling fan every few months or feeling as if you’re in a tornado, choose a ceiling fan that is proportionate to the room size.

What sizing information did you find most helpful?

Shami Shinde
ideal distance between fan and lights????
October 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Shami, When installing a ceiling fan near a hanging light fixture, allow for a minimum distance of 39 inches between the fan blades and the light fixture. This will prevent the blades from colliding with light fixture. This will also ensure minimal movement of the light fixture.
October 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm
Paul N Christine Viana
ceiling fan is 3 to 4 inches from wall is that safe. could I trim the blades
November 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Christine and Paul, Ceiling fan blades are weighed and matched as a set to ensure balance. Trimming the blades will most likely cause your ceiling fan to loose balance and wobble. It seems like your current ceiling fan is too big for the space. We suggest purchasing a shorter blade set from the same manufacturer as your ceiling fan to ensure compatibility and proper distance from the walls. If you are unsure of which blade span to choose, see our room size and recommended fan size table above.
November 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm
James E Joyce
My room is 23 x 17 should I use 2 fans or 1 fan? If I use 2 fans do i still measure the same room size?
February 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hello James, Thanks for the question. A ceiling fan with a minimum blade span of 56 inches and a CFM rating of 5500 or higher is sufficient for a 23' x 17' room (or 390 square feet). However, if you want to install two ceiling fans, we recommend choosing two fans designed for half of the room size. In this case, two medium sized fans placed at equal distances from the wall. View our selection of medium size fans at http://www.delmarfans.com/ceiling-fans/44-inch-to-50-inch/. We hope this helps.
February 20, 2014 at 10:00 am
Bharwad Ashok
Hi My room size is 15'×25'( triangle) & 20' hight . which size fan & distance?
March 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hello Bharwad, Thank you for the question. A ceiling fan with a blade span of 60 inches and a CFM rating of 6999 or higher is sufficient for a 15’x25’ (or 375 square feet) room. A 3 or 4 foot downrod will help as well, unless you have an exposed second floor, then a 18” or 2 foot downrod would be best. Install the ceiling fan in the center of the room for optimal airflow.
March 27, 2014 at 9:26 am
Susan Papo Sipple
Hi. We are building a house with a covered deck. I already have it reinforced pre-wired for one ceiling fan in the center. It is 28' long but only 9' wide, what size ceiling fan do you recommend? thank you.
May 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Susan, Thanks for the great question. Your covered patio is roughly 250 square feet, so we recommend selecting a ceiling fan with a 52-inch to 54-inch blade span. Remember to choose a fan that is UL-rated for damp locations. We hope this helps!
June 2, 2014 at 11:08 am
Barbara Hedrick
I need a fan in my hallway for air circulation in summer and to bring down the heat from the ceiling in winter. The ceiling height is approx 10 ft, and the width of the hallway is 44 inches. What size ceiling fan should I purchase?
July 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hello Barbara, Do you know the length of the hallway? Knowing the length and width of the hallway would help us calculate the square footage of the space and help us determine which ceiling fan size is the best fit.
July 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Barbara Hedrick
Thanks so much for your reply to my question!! The hallway is approx 21 feet long, with the width at 44 inches. I just measured, and the ceiling is 9 feet. Another questioin: How long of a downrod would I need?
July 3, 2014 at 1:03 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Barbara, Thank you for the prompt response. For a 75-square-foot hallway, we recommend one or two ceiling fans with 28-inch blade spans. For a standard 9-foot application, we recommend a 6-inch downrod. We hope this helps!
July 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm
Donna Allbritton Furr
I am getting ready to put ceiling fans on screened porch - dimensions 35' x 15' - should I have 2 or 3 fans?
July 15, 2014 at 11:51 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hello Donna, Thank you for the great question. For a 525-foot screened porch, we recommend a damp rated ceiling fan with a 72-inch blade span or greater. If you prefer two ceiling fans, we recommend two damp rated 50-inch ceiling fans instead.
July 17, 2014 at 10:53 am
Chirag Dureja
Hi My office size is 11 by 6.5 nd height is 8 nd downrod size is 5"inches.. Nd it is cooling in side areas not downwards.. Plz suggest me dat which types of bladespan we use
August 8, 2014 at 5:43 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hello Chirag, Thanks for the question. Your office has a square footage of 71.5. For this space, we recommend a small ceiling fan with a blade span of 20 to 24 inches. You can use the downrod included with the ceiling fan. We hope this helps.
August 8, 2014 at 9:40 am
Michael Noel
My hallway is only about 34 inches wide and about 15 feet long. In the article above, you mention a recommended clearance of 18 inches between the blade and any surrounding wall. Seeing that the width of my hallway is narrow, what do you suggest?
August 26, 2014 at 3:03 pm
Vincent Rutt
Setting aside the odd need to put a ceiling fan in a hallway, I suggest mounting it to the long wall and bring some added Indiana Jonesesque excitement to those less than sober walks to the bedroom. For child safety, I would keep a minimum of 5 inches of clearance between moving parts and wee fingers.
August 26, 2014 at 3:08 pm
Michael Noel
Well, my AC unit is in the hall upstairs. Just want to get more of that cool air in my bedrooms. :)
August 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Michael Noel , thanks for the great question. Cooling a compact space like a hallway can be a challenge. In this case, we recommend two 14-inch to 15-inch ceiling fans like the Kichler Terna. We hope this helps!
September 3, 2014 at 9:49 am
Pat McGinnis
My room size is 11' x 19'(209 sq. ft.) and I have just put in six canned Led lights (3 on each side of the existing ceiling fan. (52")I plan to change out the fan for a white one. I do get a bit of a strobe effect in one corner of the room and am wondering what style of fan I should use to get max air flow with the least amount of probs. Ceiling is 81/2' tall. Hugged? Short rod? Or standard?
October 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Arthur Fortin
The ceiling height (cathedral) of my house is 25 feets... Central place is 12x30 . I have place for only one fan. What is your suggest for me? (Sorry for my bad english i am french men) Merci
October 3, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Pat, Thanks for the great question. Based on your ceiling height, you could utilize a hugger fan application or a standard fan application with a short downrod; however, we recommend a standard fan application because hugger fans, although practical, do not move as much air. We hope this helps!
October 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Bonjour Arthur, This is a great question. For a 360-square-foot-room, we recommend a ceiling fan with a blade span ranging from 68 inches to 72 inches. We also recommend an extension downrod that allows the fan blades to hang at least 7 feet from the ground. We hope this helps!
October 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm
Tim Metcalfe
My room is 21'X21' with 8 foot ceiling. Would 2, 3 or 4 fans be a better approach than on large fan?
October 18, 2014 at 6:32 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Tim, Thanks for the great question. For a 441-square-foot space, we recommend a ceiling fan with a 72-inch blade span or greater. If you’d like to install two ceiling fans, we recommend two 42-inch ceiling fans. We hope this help!
October 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm
Vivian Gao
My master bedroom is about 330 sqft and 10 feet 6 inch high. What size of ceiling fan do I need? Wat size of the downrod do you suggest? Thank you very much.
October 22, 2014 at 10:53 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Vivian, Thanks for the great question. For a 330-square-foot space with a 10-foot ceiling, we recommend a ceiling fan with a 72-inch blade span with a 12-inch downrod. We hope this helps!
October 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm
Corri Mattison
I have a canopy for my bed that I want to install. There is a 7.75" clearance between the ceiling and the top of the canopy. The current ceiling fan is in the middle of the room so in order to avoid relocating it altogether, I'd need to find a fan that fits into this 7.75" space. I've researched enclosed fans but can't find any this short. Does such a fan even exist?
October 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Corry, Thank you for the inquiry. Unfortunately, we do not carry a ceiling fan that is less than 7.75 inches in height. Please keep in mind that the recommended distance between a ceiling and the fan blades is 8 to 10 inches, which is greater than the clearance between the ceiling and canopy. Therefore, we do not recommend installing a ceiling fan in this space.
October 27, 2014 at 11:16 am
Melinda Sadat
Hi! Hope you can help. Our big living room is 25 foot x 25 foot, with cathedral ceilings 10 foot high at its highest point. We have down lights so I am not sure a super big fan would work without creating a strobe effect. What would you recommend - thanks in advance.
November 1, 2014 at 4:00 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hello Melinda, Thanks for the great question. For a 625-square-foot living room, we recommend a ceiling fan with a 72 inch blade span. We recommend installing the fan at least 5 feet from the downlights to prevent a strobe like effect. We hope this helps!
November 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm
Melinda Sadat
Del Mar Fans & Lighting What would you recommend if I place 2 fans instead - which would be my preference. Thank you!
November 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Melinda Sadat , if you'd like to install two ceiling fans, we recommend two 44 to 50 inch ceiling fans. We hope this helps!
November 4, 2014 at 5:21 pm
Jessica Beard Painter
Hi, our breezeway is 32'x20'. I would like to get more than 1 fan. How many and what size do you recommend?
November 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm
Jesse Enloe
I have a bonus room over the garage with a 12/12 roof pitch, so the tallest point is 8', but the flat part of the ceiling is only about 4', but the room is 22'x12'. Since the roof is slanted on either side, do I still need to follow the rule of keeping the blades 18" off the wall (or, ceiling, in this case)? Because, that would make for a tiny fan in a large room.
November 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Jessica, Thanks for the great question. For your 640-square-foot breezeway, we recommend a 52-inch to 54-inch damp rated ceiling fan. We hope this helps!
November 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Swati Rustagi
Hi, we have a 20 feet by 17 feet great room with 20 foot ceilings. Is 72 incg fan the right size?
November 16, 2014 at 7:33 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Jesse, Thanks for the great question. We recommend 18 inches distance as a guide, but we understand that rooms come in many unique shapes. Keeping a safe clearance from the slanted ceiling would be best. We hope this helps.
November 17, 2014 at 9:50 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hello Swati, Thank you for the great question. For a 340-foot great room, we recommend a ceiling with at least a 72-inch blade span and an extended downrod that allows the fan blades to hang 7 - 8 feet from the floor. We hope this helps!
November 17, 2014 at 10:33 am
Carol Miller
What size of ceiling fan do you recommend for a family room about 255 sq ft?
November 18, 2014 at 10:40 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Carol, Thank you for the great question. For a 255-square-foot family room, we recommend a ceiling fan with a 50 to 52-inch blade span. We hope this helps!
November 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm
Olivia Gaddini
What size ceiling fan do you recommend for an outdoor covered patio, of 112 square feet, with a 9 ft. ceiling?
November 23, 2014 at 12:39 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hello Olivia, Thank you for the great question. For a 112-square-foot covered patio, we recommend a damp rated ceiling fan with at a 42-inch blade span and a 6-in downrod. We hope this helps.
November 25, 2014 at 10:17 am
David Byers
My open space living/dining/kitchen is 500 square feet - the living area is half that. How effective would a 52 inch fan be for the living area if installed in the middle of the living area. There is an 11 foot vaulted ceiling. Thanks.
December 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi David, Thanks for the great question. A 52-inch ceiling fan is ideal for a 250-square foot area. We recommend a 52-inch ceiling fan with an 18-inch downrod for you vaulted ceiling. We hope this helps!
December 8, 2014 at 10:51 am
David Byers
Thanks for your answer. I am wondering about the ceiling placement location. Placement will be on one side or the other side of the apex, with the center of the fan within about 26-30 inches of the apex, (This would be so the end/edge of the fan blade(s)-52 inches divided by 2- is under the ceiling apex.) One side of the apex is over the edge of the living room. The other side of the ceiling apex would be over a walking area. This has to do with air flow in the winter and how to maximize flow to the living area and not the walking area. Also given that this is an open space with no wall b/w the living and the dining/kitchen, should the fan be in the middle of the living area or closer to its wall? Thank you.
December 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm
Larry Wilson
I have a 12*16 room with a pitched room with 9' at center. This space is a stand alone recording studio. Because of the rooms function the fan needs to move air & be very very quiet. Any suggestion regarding size, blade design, etc will be greatly appreciated.
December 28, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Linda Spencer
I have central air/heat and a wood stove on the main floor, and electric heat upstairs - and very open concept home...I'd like to put a fan in the hallway at the top of the open stairscase to help with airflow and save on electric heat upstairs. The space at the top of the stairs is 10x8, and 8ft ceilings. What size fan would be ideal? An alternative would be to put a fan in the 3rd floor loft (10x10 space, cathedral ceiling). Not sure what would be better to circulate the air in the upper levels of the house.
December 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hello Larry, Thank you for the great question. For your space, we recommend a ceiling fan with a 42-inch to 44-inch blade span that suited for a 196 square foot room. We suggest the 42-inch Hunter Beacon Hill ceiling fan with WhisperWind® Motor, which delivers powerful air movement with whisper-quiet performance. We hope this helps!
January 2, 2015 at 10:22 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hello Linda, Thanks for the inquiry. For your space, we recommend a 20-inch ceiling fan like the Monte Carlo Mini. We hope this helps!
January 2, 2015 at 11:00 am
David Byers
I think if I rephrase, this question will be better understood. I have a vaulted 11 foot-peak ceiling. The living space is on the right side, a hall and entry is on the left side. The peak runs b/w the right and left side. My objective is to heat/cool the right side. Should I place the fan to the right or left side of the peak? Thank you for your response.
January 24, 2015 at 2:02 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Thanks for your question! A ceiling fan spinning counterclockwise will push cool air down to the floor. If your goal is to cool the living space on the right side of the room, you should place the fan on the right side of your vaulted ceiling. Hope this helps!
January 26, 2015 at 12:45 pm
Andy Hylton
We just built a 3 season room that is 16 x 18. The builder has set up the wiring for two ceiling fans to be located on the center beam - he has told us to buy 52" fans. I found a fan that is 54" - would that be too big for the space?
February 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Andy, thanks for the great question! For a room that size, we would recommend a ceiling fan between 52"-54" to provide the necessary amount of airflow for that size room.
February 9, 2015 at 10:23 am
Dakota Robinson
We have a livingroom that is 24'x15 with 9' 6" ceilings. I found a 70" fan that we really like, it has a DC motor and LED lighting with a 8,200+ CFM rating... Will the 70" fan be too big?
February 10, 2015 at 10:21 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey Dakota! If your room is 300 sq. ft. or larger, then a 62" ceiling fan or larger will be fine.
February 11, 2015 at 9:15 am
Jan Vandeven Harrall
I see your recommended blade lengths for size of room. We have a 272 sq ft outdoor covered patio and based on past experience sitting on a covered patio in July, we know one large fan won't be enough. So we will install 2 50" fans. My question is does the blade width have anything to do with amount of breeze someone sitting on the porch can feel? Seems like a extra wide blade width could carry just a 42" blade length and produce the same amount of comfort. I'm asking because I like a particular fan that's blades are wide and short.
February 13, 2015 at 8:54 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey Jan! The width of a ceiling fan's blades will not necessarily make a difference in the breeze the fan produces. What really impacts the feeling of cool air is the pitch of the ceiling fan’s blades. Hope this helps!
February 16, 2015 at 11:00 am
Glen Adams
I have a 16' x 18' living room (two story - 18 foot ceiling height). What would size range would you recommend for blades and what size downrod would you recommend? Tks so much!
February 21, 2015 at 9:01 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey Glen! We would recommend a ceiling fan with a 52-56" blade span. For the downrod, we would recommend a downrod between 60-72" depending on the height of your fan. If the height of your fan is 12", a 60" downrod would give you 12' of separation from the bottom of the fan to the floor. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Department at Sales2@delmarfans.com. Hope this helps!
February 23, 2015 at 10:15 am
Ron Mull
I currently have a 54" ceiling fan that is positioned to one side of a 225 sq ft bedroom. The measured distance from the closest wall to the tip of the fan blades is 13". I am having no difficulty with the fan; the room is being kept cool during the summer. This is the position of the fan when I purchased the house. Should I attempt to move it closer to the center of the room? Will there be any problems this close to the wall?
February 24, 2015 at 6:28 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey Ron! The recommended clearance is 18" from walls. As long as you're not having any problems & it's keeping you cool in the summer, it should be fine.
February 25, 2015 at 9:42 am
Adam Bray
Ceiling fan hang 7-8 feet? No way. I have 8 foot doors. So the fans would be lower than the top of the door. That would look silly at best.
February 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm
Handsome Hollow
Hello. I have a barn that is about 3200 sf. The walls are 20' high and the peak is about 35'. What fan size/configuration would you recommend for a space that size? Thanks in advance. Kate
March 1, 2015 at 9:56 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
The recommended minimum distance between the fan blades and the floor is 7 feet.
March 2, 2015 at 9:12 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey Kate! For a space that size, we would recommend the 60" Emerson Heat fan because it'll be able to cover the 3200 sq ft that you need. Another option is the Minka-Aire XXL Slipstream, which is also designed for really large spaces. However, the Emerson Heat provides slightly better airflow. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact our Sales Department at Sales2@delmarfans.com.
March 2, 2015 at 10:08 am
Jen Patrizi Helmick
Do long downrods, such as 72 inches, allow the fan to move a lot? Should I be concerned that the fan will move to much?
March 13, 2015 at 6:52 pm
Marci Brown
Hi. We are building a new home & our living room is 16'9" X 18'5". It has a 10 foot ceiling w/ a step up to 11 feet. I have found a 52" ceiling fan that I like, but my husband feels that would be too small, so I have a 54" fan (which I don't like as well) spotted that we could get instead. Would the 52" fan be sufficient? Is 2" really going to make that much difference.
March 20, 2015 at 11:39 am
Ann Manny
Hi! I was wondering if a 52" ceiling fan would fit in a 11'X10' room. Please advise. Thanks!
April 12, 2015 at 10:31 pm
Anita Cape Riggs
Hi. This ceiling fan is for a lanai. The space is 6' x 9' and 9' high. What size fan do you recommend?
April 14, 2015 at 12:01 pm
Nancy Johnson
Room 10x11 with 9 ft ceiling for guest room, what size fan should I get?
April 18, 2015 at 7:54 pm
Leslie Wells
Hi there! We have a patio that is enclosed on two sides. It's 8x8 with an 8ft ceiling. We're trying to figure out what would be the best type of fan with light to install. Any suggestions?
May 3, 2015 at 2:48 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey Marci! Since the room size is considerably larger, we would recommend a 62 inch or larger ceiling fan. If you have any further questions, please contact out Sales Department at sales2@delmarfans.com.
May 8, 2015 at 9:19 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey Marci! Since the room size is considerably larger, we would recommend a 62 inch or larger ceiling fan. If you have any further questions, please contact our Sales Department at sales2@delmarfans.com.
May 8, 2015 at 9:21 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey Ann! a 52" ceiling fan should be fine for that size room, but we wouldn't suggest going much bigger than that since the recommended size ceiling fan for that size room is 50 inches. If you have any other questions, please contact our sales department at sales@delmarfans.com.
May 8, 2015 at 9:43 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey Anita! For that size room we would recommend a 42 inch or smaller ceiling fan. Hope this helps!
May 8, 2015 at 9:52 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey, Nancy! For that size room, we would recommend a ceiling fan between 44 inches and 50 inches. Hope this helps!
May 8, 2015 at 9:57 am
Joe Petrocelli
Hi. Glad I found this page. I have a 14x24 great room with 24' ceilings. The fan that is in there is small, and provides most of the light for the room. Any suggestions?
May 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Thanks for your question! A 72” downrod can cause the fan to wobble when on high speeds. This can be due to a variety of factors (not installed properly, not having a quiet motor to begin with…etc). If you can use a 48” or 60” that would be better for stability. Hope this helps!
May 12, 2015 at 8:55 am
Andy Selig
Hi- I need ceiling fans for two bedrooms, each around 170 sq feet. Id like to make sure the fans move enuf air to help keep the rooms cool. From reading posts here, I'd guess 52" would work but I have not seen any mention of ideal CFM's for this size room. Any recommendations? thanks!
May 14, 2015 at 5:07 pm
Kathy Hartmann
We just added a covered deck, measuring about 16X30, with cathedral ceiling. What size fan would you recommend for this outdoor space?
May 16, 2015 at 7:35 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey! Not sure what your style is, but here are some options that have really good air movement w/light that will accommodate the space and ceiling height. Check out the Minka-Aire Concept Collection, Emerson Midway Eco Collection, and the Minka-Aire Napoli Collection. Hope this helps!
May 18, 2015 at 9:42 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hey! For your space, we would definitely recommend the Emerson Carrera Grand Eco. It produces great airflow and is highly efficient. It's also UL rated for damp locations. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact our very helpful Sales Department at sales@delmarfans.com. Hope this helps!
May 18, 2015 at 10:37 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Leslie! With the exposure to the elements it would be safest to use a UL wet rated ceiling fan, although a damp rating should be fine as well. Also based on your 8 ft. ceiling I would recommend a smaller low-profile ceiling fan; something like the Quorum Medallion Patio. I hope this was helpful.
May 18, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Scott Simmonds
We have a narrow covered porch - 6' x 10 '. We'd like to put a ceiling fan in. Any suggestions?
May 24, 2015 at 4:47 pm
Scott Simmonds
Never mind. Found a similar question in this thread.
May 24, 2015 at 4:50 pm
Lindsay Farley Gettinger
We are trying to determine the size and number of fans to put in an old New England church ceiling. The sanctuary is 34' wide by 60' long. A large chandelier hangs in the center. Any suggestions? Thanks.
June 4, 2015 at 11:27 am
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Lindsay, There are a few different ways the ceiling fans could be laid out and a few different types of ceiling fans that could be used. You could use one or two 82" XXL fans, one on each side of the chandelier. Another way would be 4 52"-60" ceiling fans spaced on either side of the chandelier. If you would like lights four ceiling fans may be your best option. I hope this helps your decision!
June 4, 2015 at 12:29 pm
Jennifer Frohm McKeown
I have a deck that is 30 ft x 18ft with cathedral ceilings. What width fan should I be looking at? 96 seems huge, 72 feels about right but I can't appreciate who it will feel being higher up on the ceiling. We are in texas - hot here! Looking for a contemporary look.
June 10, 2015 at 11:24 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Jennifer, It sounds like you have a great plan of what you would like to see cooling your guests on your deck. If you're only looking at adding one fan be sure that it moves between 6,500 and 9,000 CFM to ensure efficient cooling within your 540 sq. ft patio. The 72" Emerson Carrera Grand Eco is an outdoor fan that will allow you the opportunity to customize your new ceiling fan with colors, blades, and downrods to your liking and has a rated airflow of 7,184 CFM. I hope this helps your decision!
June 11, 2015 at 10:09 am
Debbi LoCicero
Hi...I would like to add 2 fans under a lanai that is about 10 x 22 and 12' high. House is in Palm Springs, CA. Please recommend appropriate size and number of blades, and air flow for each. Thanks so much.
June 21, 2015 at 1:07 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Debbi, For two ceiling fans in your space you'll want them to move about 5,000 CFM a piece. Two 52-54 Inch ceiling fans would be perfect to meet your needs. The number of blades is your own personal preference as well as your lighting options. I would recommend getting an 18 to 24 Inch down-rod to optimize the cooling potential. I hope this is helpful, feel free to email sales@delmarfans.com with more questions!
June 22, 2015 at 10:23 am
Raissa Ferron
Hi, I am looking for a fan for my living room with a light kit. Size is about 25 x 16 feet. Ceilings is slanted going from 10ft height to about 20 feet height. Would love a fan that is contemporary/modern. Fan preference is silver/nickel with cherry finish (or similar) blades or all white. What size fan would your recommend for this room (size, blades, air flow)? If you have any suggestions on a model, please let me know.
June 23, 2015 at 2:46 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Raissa, For a living room of that size you would want to go with a fan larger than 60" to maximize efficient airflow so you get the most out of your fan. For good airflow you want the CFM to be at least 5,500. Also, the height of the ceiling will make a difference on which size downrod you will need. Here is a fan we offer that fits the specs you requested: http://www.delmarfans.com/fanimation-ceiling-fans/keistone/fpd8089pw-nl/ If you have anymore questions please feel free to contact our sales department at Sales@DelMarFans.com. I hope this helps!
June 23, 2015 at 5:14 pm
Raissa Ferron
Del Mar Fans & Lighting Thanks. Does that fan have a light kit? Okay, a fan 60" opens up my options. I plugged in my dimensions for my room and 72" was the recommended width for the fan. Which is more important, fan width or the CFM? Also, how does this fan compare to the one you suggusted in terms of CFM? http://www.delmarfans.com/fanimation-ceiling-fans/wylde/fpd6220sn/ We like that one but I am concerned about the illumination (looks like it may not be alot).
June 23, 2015 at 5:33 pm
Del Mar Fans & Lighting
Hi Raissa, Although the amount of air a ceiling fan moves is most important(CFM) you a0re correct a 72" would be ideal. The Wylde is a great ceiling fan and comes with two 1,050 Lumen bulbs that are fully dimmable with the handheld remote. If you have any other questions, Sales@DelMarFans.com can answer more specifically what you're looking for!
June 23, 2015 at 5:43 pm
Melody Watson
All of it thanks
June 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm
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