Choosing the Right Ceiling Fan For Your Room

Thinking of installing a new ceiling repair seattle fan in your room? Then you will need to know how to choose the right one. Unfortunately, choosing a ceiling fan is not as simple as some may thing; in addition to design and looks, there are many other factors you will need to take into consideration when assessing its suitability for your use. Here, we examine some of these factors.

Purpose of the Ceiling Fan

Before shortlisting the right fan to install in your room, you’ll need to be clear of its purpose. Will it be the only fan in the room or will it work in tandem with other ceiling fans? Will it be decorative or dual purpose- both for lighting and cooling the room? Commonsensical as it sounds, there are many who overlook this step only to regret their purchase decision because the fan they chose lacks the functionality needed.

Size of the Room

Size is the second thing to consider. The size of the room will be the main point of reference for choosing the size of your new ceiling fan. Even if you only intend the fan to be decorative, a tiny fan in a large room will look a little silly. The chart below is a standard room-to-fan reference that will help you make the right ceiling fan size choice:

Room and Ceiling Fan Size

Up to 64 sq. ft. – 36′ or smaller

64 to 144 sq. ft. – 36′ to 48′

144 to 225 sq. ft. – 48′ to 52′

225 sq. ft. and above – 52′ or larger

Type of Mounting

The next important consideration is mounting type. Your choice of mounting will almost always be dependent on your ceiling height. According the American Lighting Association, the ceiling fan should hang at least 7′ above the floor, though 8′ – 9′ is best, if the ceiling is high enough to allow for that. Here is a description of the various mounting types and how to choose between them:

Flush (Hugger Type) Mount – This is where the fan is anchored directly to the ceiling without the use of a downrod. This reduces the drop distance of the fan and is thus ideal for low ceilings or fans with low hanging lights.

However flush mount ceiling fans do have a major drawback; the airflow is almost always somewhat restricted in such fans owning to the very short distance between the ceiling and fan blade. They are thus not suitable for rooms with higher ceiling as well as ceiling that are not flat.

Standard Mount – These usually use a 3′ to 5′ inch downrod and are the most common for rooms with 8′ to 9′ ceiling height.

Extended Mount – These are perfect for high or vaulted ceilings. The length of the downrod used is customized such that the fan is positioned between 8′ to 9′ above the floor for optimal airflow.

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