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ROOM FUNCTION

You probably would not want the same fan in your living room as you would want in your kitchen or your bathroom or your five-year-old's bedroom. And while a large part of this consideration is a matter of style, it is also a matter of functionality.

For example, we have fans that are UL-listed for Damp locations, meaning they will operate safely and dependably in bathrooms, kitchens, and other damp areas. We also have many fans that are UL-listed for Wet locations, so that you can even install a ceiling fan in a backyard gazebo.

ROOM SIZE

A fan that is too big for your room may look awkward. A fan that is too small probably will not move enough air. Blade span is the key. Here are some basic recommendations:
  • For rooms up to 225 square feet (15' x 15') and larger, use a fan with a blade span of 50", 52", 54", or 56".
  • In rooms up to 144 square feet (12' x 12') we recommend fans with blade spans of 42" or 44".
  • Smaller rooms up to 64 square feet (8' x 8') should use a fan with a 32" blade span.

CEILING HEIGHT

Ceiling height is also an important consideration. For safety reasons, fans blades must be a minimum of seven feet above the floor. A blade height of eight to nine feet above the floor will provide the most efficient cooling effect.

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Most ceiling fans come with a standard downrod for use with eight-foot ceilings, though some fans do require a nine or ten foot ceiling to hang properly. To allow your ceiling fan to hang at a level that is most appealing and most appropriate for optimum performance, we have a large selection of extension downrods. These downrods may be used when hanging a ceiling fan on either flat or sloped ceilings, and are polished or painted to match the finish of the fan motors.

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