Room Size vs. Ceiling Fan Size

Ceiling fans can be used as a popular and efficient alternative to air conditioning units. Fans will drastically cut the amount of time that air conditioners need to be on, and will  reduce the use of them in hot climates. It's important to take a number of factors into consideration when judging ceiling fan size against room size. 


Measure the full size of a room and make a recording of it. These measurements can be taken to a store where ceiling fans are sold. The store should be able to provide sound advice on the best possible fan for a specific size of room. It's important to carry this procedure out to the smallest measurement, because a dealer may suggest a custom made fan to optimize efficiency. 


The size of the blades on a ceiling fan should be directly proportionate to the size of the room. This is important because it will determine how much air can be circulated around the room by a fan. 

If the blades are too small for a large room, it will not feel as cool as it should. Fans are typically made with blades up to 36 inches long for smaller rooms, and up to 42 inches long for bigger rooms. Blades are cheap to buy and easy to change, so don't be afraid to do this if necessary. 

Oversized Rooms

In some cases, it will be impossible to buy a fan that will fit snugly into the middle of a room and distribute the circulated air evenly. In instances where a room is over 400 square feet in size, it is worth considering a multi-buy option on ceiling fans. Once these are correctly installed, they will have the same effect as installing one massive fan. A store may offer a discount if the purchase is for more than a single fan. 


Ceiling fans will come with three different types of mount, and utilization will depend on the height of the room. Flush mounts should be used for ceilings under 8 feet high, standard mounts for ceilings 8 to 10 feet and extended mounts for ceilings up to 20 feet high. This will ensure that the fan hangs in proportion to the room size, thus increasing the efficiency at which it operates. These are all integral to the correct installation of the fan. The higher up the ceiling is, the more intricate the installation tends to be, because it will be accessed less often.


Rooms of a larger size are likely to already have light fixtures installed. There's little point in buying a ceiling fan with light decorations because they will rarely need to be turned on and won't be up to the job of illuminating a sizeable area. The fans are also likely to be higher up in bigger rooms, so there will also be a decreased need for elaborate decorations.