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.
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.