Purchasing a ceiling fan for your home is a serious investment that is intended to last for many, many years to come. So what should you look for when it comes to buying a ceiling fan?
Indoors and outdoors, ceiling fans keep air moving and help keep your home comfortable in summer and winter. Let us help you find a fan to fit your space and style.
Choose the Right Ceiling Fan for Your Space
A ceiling fan’s primary purpose is to circulate air in a room. Air conditioners chill air, but ceiling fans push it around, which means they’re useful for both cooling and heating. In a bedroom, a ceiling fan encourages restful sleep without running the air conditioning. On an open or screened porch, a ceiling fan can create a refreshing retreat – just be sure it’s rated for damp or wet locations. Look for outdoor fans with weatherproof fan blades, too. Both types can handle moisture, but damp-rated fans should not come in contact with water. Wet-rated fans are suitable for coastal or rainy areas.
To get the most out of a ceiling fan, you must first select the right size. ENERGY STAR® makes the following recommendations for ceiling fan diameter:
- Rooms up to 75 square feet = 29-36 inch
- Rooms 76-144 square feet = 36-42 inch
- Rooms 144-225 square feet = 44 inch
- Rooms 225-400 square feet = 50-54 inch