Ceiling fan blade spans range from 29 – 54 inches - the most popular being the 52-inch model. To determine which size you need, measure the room where the ceiling fan will be installed and follow these guidelines:
|Room Dimensions||Suggested Fan Size|
|Up to 75 ft2||29 – 36"|
|76 – 144 ft2||36 – 42"|
|144 – 225 ft2||44"|
|225 – 400 ft2||50 – 54"|
* Reference: American Lighting Association, 2003
Ceiling fans should be installed, or mounted, in the middle of the room and at least 7 feet above the floor and 18 inches from the walls. If ceiling height allows, install the fan 8 - 9 feet above the floor for optimal airflow.
See Ceiling Fan Installation and Usage Tips for more information about mounting the ceiling fan.
Wet/Damp Rating. Placing a ceiling fan in a bathroom or other humid locations? Purchase a fan that has been UL listed with a “damp” rating. For fans that may come in direct contact with water, like on a patio or front porch, look for a UL “wet” rating. These fans include features such as sealed/moisture resistant motors, rust resistant housing, stainless steel hardware, and all weather blades.