Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Use our buying guide to narrow down which ceiling fan is right for you. We'll show you how to find the appropriate-sized fan for the proper combination of comfort and efficiency so you can keep rooms at just the temperature you want.

Cool Down with a Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans can offer a cool breeze in the summer and distribute warm air to the ground in the winter, as well as offer serious savings on your energy bill. With a wide variety of sizes and styles, the right one is waiting for you. Check out our selection online and in-store.

Types of Mounts

Ideally, fan blades should be 7 ft. (2.1m) from the floor for maximum cooling. For ceilings 9 ft. (2.7m) or taller, a downrod may be used to bring the fan down to the proper height above the floor.

Flush Mount

Installed close to the ceiling, flush mount fans usually have six to 10 in. of space between the ceiling and fan blades. This type of fan is excellent in rooms with flat ceilings 7.5 ft. high or less, such as basement apartments.

Downrod Mount

A downrod is a metal pipe that joins the fan's motor housing to its mounting hardware on the ceiling. Used in rooms where the ceiling is higher than 7.5 ft., downrod mounts ensure the blades are placed low enough for adequate air circulation without compromising the fan's stability.

Angled Mount

For rooms with sloped or vaulted ceilings, an angled mount is the best bet. This allows a proper mounting on the ceiling while also ensuring the fan blades extend out evenly and parallel to the floor.

Calculating Downrod Length for Each Ceiling Height

Fan Blades 101

  • Blade Pitch: This is the angle the blade sits at. Measured in degrees, the angle of the blade determines how much air is circulated in the room. Look for a blade pitch between 12 and 15 degrees for optimal air circulation. 
  • Blade Span: Blade span is the diameter of the circle that is created when the fan is in motion.

Number of Fan Blades

When it comes to the number of blades the rule of thumb is the more blades the slower the fan will run. This also causes drag which means less air is circulated in your home. Most models come with 3 to 5 blades. 

An Experience That Lasts a Lifetime

All ceiling fans are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Shop online or in-store to find the perfect fan, then book an appointment to have our professional installers take care of the rest.

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