Ceiling Fan Buying Guide According To Your Room Size

If you are thinking it’s really easy to choose a small-sized ceiling fan for a small room and a big size ceiling fan for large rooms then you are somewhat correct but there are lots of factors affecting choosing the best Ceiling fan for an appropriate room size.

This sounds somewhat technical but we will try to explain it in simple terms.

If you want the best performance from the fan with comfort in the room then you need to take care while choosing the best and appropriate fan. 

Ceiling fan sizes and suitable room size

People and companies classify the fans according to size in 4 to 6 groups but we will do it in 4 groups. Small, Medium, Large, and Great or Extra Large are 4 groups of fans according to blade size.

If your fan’s blade size is under 42″ then this ceiling fan is suitable for room size under 144 square feet. Usually, Bathrooms, Small Bedrooms, and porches are the best places to use such fans with small blades.

Read – Best Ceiling Fan For Small Rooms With Low Ceiling

If your room size is from 144 sq ft to 225 sq ft then you should go with 42 to 50″ medium-sized fans. Fans size above 50″ to 60″ well known as Large segments can be used in room sizes of 225 sq ft to 400 sq ft.

The farmhouses or some galleries must have rooms over 400 sq ft size. These great rooms, Large Garages, or open floors must have fans above 62″ sizes.

Fan Blade SpanRoom SizeRoom Types
Under 42″144 sq ftUtility Rooms, Bathrooms, Small Bedrooms, Porches
42″ to 50″144 sq ft to 225 sq ftNormal-sized Bedrooms, Kitchens, Dining Hall of normal size
50″ to 62″225 sq ft to 400 sq ftMaster Bedroom, Hall, Family Rooms, Drawing Room
Above 62″Above 400 sq ftBig sized rooms, large garages, Office staff working place, Open Floors

*You will require 2 fans if your room size is above 300 Sq Ft and in rectangular size.

How To Calculate Room Size?

As we know that we required room size in square feet to choose the perfect fan for our room. So the question arises how to calculate our room size?

It’s really simple! Just measure the width and length of your room. Multiply width and length to get room size in square units. Just convert your unit to feet and its room size in square feet.

How to Get Your Ceiling Fans Span?

Propels feel difficult to calculate the span of their ceiling fans but it’s really easy. First of all, what is the span of the ceiling fan?

The span of the ceiling fan is the diameter of a circle made by the blades of the fan at run time. Then how to calculate?

Just select one blade and measure the distance from the center of the fan’s circle to the tip of the blade in inches. Double your measurement and you will get the diameter of your ceiling fan.

Fan Height according to Room Height

Yes, it’s really important to worry about fan height, blades and wall distance, and mount type while choosing a fan for your room. You must have at least a 9 to 12″ span in between the roof and fan blades. Also your fan blades must be 18″ plus away from your room’s walls. While choosing blade size you must take care about the distance between wall and blade tips.

According to the height of the rooms, your fan must be 7ft above your floor. You must not hang the ceiling fan above the height of 9 feet from the floor as it will affect air flow circulation and you will not get efficient performance.

Let’s directly jump to choosing the best fan for your Bedroom, Office, Living Rooms, Kitchen, etc.

What Size Ceiling Fan Suits the Bedroom?

Want peaceful sleep with a small humming noise blocking the outer distracting sound from outside?

Choosing a perfect Ceiling fan is the best solution to keep your bedroom’s climate cool with the best airflow circulation. As it saves electricity than Air Conditioners and can perform best if you choose best.

Usually, there are normal-sized and Master sized bedrooms. You must choose the fan size according to the table mentioned above. 44″ to 50″ blade span fans are mostly used in bedrooms.

What Size Ceiling Fan Suits the Living Room?

The living room is the impression creation room! Ya, usually our guests and family members want to relax there and if you did something great there to keep the environment cool then it will be great to create a first impression. 

Living rooms’ height may be more as compared to other rooms so you have to use a standard mount with a downrod to take the fan down. According to the living room’s shape and size, you have to select the perfect sized blades fan and number of fans as per size.

What Size Ceiling Fan Suits my Office?

First of all, the question arises: are ceiling fans really suitable for my office? Of Course yes! 

The above question arises as offices usually use Air conditioners and they always care about places to hang ceiling fans. But if you are designing your own office then you must take care about having ceiling fans in your office as it reduces your cost of electricity bills.

Does another question arrive that the airflow will blow up all paper on my desk? Yes, it may be if you choose any fan without choosing according to fan and room size.

Follow the above chart to choose a suitable Ceiling Fan for your office according to size and all other factors.

What Size Ceiling Fan suits the Kitchen?

Ceiling fans play the most important role in the Climate and airflow of your Kitchen. If your kitchen doesn’t have proper ventilation then ceiling fans can help you. The ceiling fan will circulate the air through the kitchen room and it will keep the climate cool there.

Just go through the above chart to choose the perfect ceiling fan for Kitchen. Usually kitchen size is small and that’s why small-sized fans are suitable for kitchens.

Just a single chart mentioned in our article can help you to choose the perfect ceiling fan according to your room size. There is another factor called CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute).

But it’s a really technical field and it doesn’t matter if you take care of all the points like height, size of the room, blade span as mentioned above. 

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