How to Choose a New Ceiling Fan
Aug 14, 2022

How to Choose a New Ceiling Fan

Picking what fan you would like while redesigning your home or having an expansion to the room might appear to be simple. In all actuality, there is a wide range of fan types in the business sectors with different fan sizes, air flows, blades, and materials. Picking the best fan appropriate for your ideal area might be hard, yet we're here to assist you with sifting through your various choices and limiting them down to the most ideal fan choices that anyone could hope to find. In fact, an electrician from HomeOps Electric can drop by and complete your ceiling fan installation for you.

Size of Your Fan

Ceiling fans are estimated by the standard of their blade span, which is the diameter of the circle that you see when the fan blades are moving. Fan blade span is the measurement of the tip of one blade to the tip of the respective blade across. Your fan size can change contingent upon your room size. Bathrooms, dining areas, and family rooms all have various dimensions, so their individual fans should be in various sizes too. Blade span ranges can go from 24 to 90 inches long. Below is a table that can help you decide which fan size is suitable for your room.

Room Size

Fan Size

< 50 sq. ft.

29” or less

 < 75 sq. ft.


< 100 sq. ft.


< 225 sq. ft.


< 400 sq. ft.


Blade Size

Standard ceiling fans most usually have four blades; however, they can also have three or five. If you purchase a fan with more blades, the price will be greater. Blades are produced using a wide range of materials; some are produced using hardwood while others can be produced using plastic composite materials. Every material is utilized for various purposes and conditions. Assuming you need a decent quality fan, try to buy one that has its sharp blades produced using compressed and fixed hardwood. You can consider extra elements too, for example, reversible blades, which give you double-sided blades, or a blade pitch, which can permit you to change the course of the airflow and can assist with cooling and air circulation.

Ceiling Fan Height

To meet building regulations, the lower part of the fan should be no less than seven feet off the floor; eight to nine feet will allow ideal dissemination. For higher roofs, you can utilize fans with downrods to accomplish the right level. The more space between the roof and the blades, the better for air circulation. It would be best to go for at least 12 inches.

Contact Us

By using this guide, you can narrow down your options and choose the best suitable fan for your home. Once you’ve selected your choice, contact an affordable electrician from HomeOps Electric to begin your new ceiling fan installation. Our experienced professionals can assist with recommendations on the most ideal setup of your ceiling fan. The next time a heat wave hits, you can be sure to depend on your ceiling fan for relief.

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