Ceiling Fans. What Size Should I Buy?

Contrary to perception, ceiling fans are not one-size-fits-all fixtures. They can vary enormously. However, the right fan will depend on the size and height of your room. Make sure you buy a ceiling fan that is the appropriate size for your room to ensure that it performs properly. To determine which size ceiling fan you need, look at our range of ceiling fans or contact us for a friendly chat. Alternatively as a general rule a 1200mm fan for bedrooms (fan is normally above the bed) or smaller rooms and 1300mm fan or larger for living areas .Outdoor areas we suggest 1300mm or larger.

First, find the square footage of the room. Measure the length and width of the room and then multiply the two measurements to find the square footage (e.g. 12 feet x 12 feet = 144 square feet). Next, measure the ceiling height to determine the installation.

Flush Mount

A flush mount application is intended for rooms where the ceiling height is less than 8 feet. Take a look at our store for unique and popular ceiling fans install flush against the ceiling, allowing the blades to hang 7 feet above the floor.

Lastly, look for ceiling fans with a blade span that matches the room. If you choose a fan that is too small for the space, it will struggle to move air. If you choose ceiling fans that are too large for the space, not only will it be off putting, but it will waste a lot of energy.

Sizing Tips: Here are some additional dimensions to consider when you buy ceiling fans.

  • Allow at least 8 to 10 inches between the fan blades and the ceiling
  • Allow at least 18 inches between the fan blades and the walls
  • Allow at least 7 feet between the fan blades and floor
  • Allow at least 39 inches between the fan blades and a light fixture

If you have any questions you are welcome to contact us

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