A ceiling fan is a cost-effective way to cool off without turning up the AC. Here's how to choose one:
To select a fan with the appropriate span, we recommend: 36 inches for rooms up to 100 square ft. 42 inches for up to 200 square ft. 52 inches for up to 400 square feet, and either one 60 inch fan or two 52 or 56 inch fans for rooms larger than 400 square ft. Keep in mind, there should be at least 18 inches of clearance from walls.
Fans should be hung about 8 ft. above the floor for maximum cooling effect. For rooms with high ceilings, purchase a just the right size downrod by subtracting 8 ft. from the ceiling height and adding back about 1 foot to accommodate the motor and casing. If your headroom is less than 9 feet, choose a hugger-style ceiling fan, which has a more compact shape. Sloped ceiling?-You can purchase adapters that let fans hang at an angle of up to 48 degrees.
Whether installing a ceiling fan from scratch or replacing an existing light fixture, we will verify that the ceiling can support the weight and that the electrical box is fan-rated and will do all wiring necessary.