Selecting A Ceiling Fan

Helpful Tips


Low Ceilings
For safety, all blades must be at least 7" above the floor, if you have low ceilings (7" to 7 1/2" high) looks for hugger fans.


Close – Just under 8' high ceilings
If your ceiling is 3" or 4" shy of 8' consider purchasing a fan with a "Low Ceiling Adapter"


Standard – 8' to 9' ceilings
Most fans are designed for 8' or 9' ceilings. If this is your ceiling height, you don't need an additional downrod.


Flat: over 9' high
If your ceiling is higher than 9', refer to the chart above for suggested downrod lengths. The mounting hardware that comes with the fan will attach directly to the downrod.


Vaulted Ceilings
If your ceiling is angled more than 30°, you will also need a sloped ceiling adapter or vaulted ceiling adapter purchased seperately
  Choosing the right Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans provide year-round, energy efficient climate control. They also add beauty and interest to your home. Use this guide to establish what you need.

What size ceiling fan do you need

For maximum comfort and air efficiency the size of the fan should be determined based on the size of the room.

 
42" – 50" fans
medium rooms – 15' x 15' for rooms up to 225sq ft
  52" – 60" fans
large rooms – 10' x 25' for for rooms up to 500sq ft
Choose your ceiling fan's style

Choose from a variety of styles, colors, energy-star compliancy or price. Note: If you're buying for a bathroom, kitchen or covered porch, choose fans rated for damp or wet environments.

   

Indoor

 

Outdoor

 

ENERGY STAR

Choose a light kit

Several of our ceiling fans include lights in the design of the fan. Other ceiling fans can have light kits added to them. You will find light kit options for your fan to be purchased separately.

 
Accessories for hanging / operation

Each fan comes with its own unique set of accessories. These may include downrods or remote controls. Remotes and downrods can be purchased seperately.

Downrods are needed in order to bring the fan blades down to 8' or 9' above the floor so you can feel the air movement. If your ceiling fan has a light kit, resuce the length by 12".



Recommended Downrod Length:
10' Ceiling 18" Downrod
11' Ceiling 24" Downrod
12" Ceiling 36" Downrod