Best type of ceiling fan for basement


Old 07-12-07, 09:59 AM
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Best type of ceiling fan for basement

What would anyone recommend for the

best type of ceiling fan for a basement?

Looked at one with 3 metal/steel blades

which was an industrial ceiling fan with

a standard wall control. Is that too powerful?

Would a standard ceiling fan be fine? I think

it would be but I don't want something to

weak, i want it to last a while and be stronger

in quality relating to the blades and would

want it to move a well amount of air.

Old 07-12-07, 03:54 PM
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I'm not sure why you'd even want a ceiling fan in a basement. Ceiling fans are generally used to make you feel cooler, and basements usually feel cool enough anyway.

Basements also usually have lower ceilings (not always of course), and the lower the ceiling, the less effective the ceiling fan.

Ceiling fans are all rated by CFM (cubic feet per minute). You can compare the amount of air movement by comparing the CFM ratings at the various speeds. Note that fans on short (or no) downrods may not move the advertised amount of air.

Having said all that, there's no reason to buy a special fan for a basement. A "regular" ceiling fan is fine.
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Ceiling Fan For Basement

I agree with everything John Nelson included in his reply. I'm curious about what your thinking is about needing a ceiling fan in the basement area.

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