ceiling fan buying

Buying the perfect ceiling fan should be easy, but the sheer amount of choices out there can make it pretty confusing.

Well, you’re certainly in the right place. If the question “How to buy a ceiling fan” has plagued you for a long time, just go through this checklist to make your buying experience is enjoyable.

Get out your tape measure: What does the ceiling fan have to do with the measurements of your space?

Everything. The size of the room will dictate the size of the fan you need to buy. A fan that can cool down the entire room is what you should look for.

To measure the room, get a professional or do it yourself. Make sure to get the length, width, and height of the room.

  • Size of the fan: Now that you have your measurements ready, choosing your fan size should come easy. The size of the fan is directly proportional to the size of the room. That means you need a bigger fan for a larger room. So say your room is 150-200 sq. ft. , the Emerson fan right here is perfect. It is a 52-inch model and has a classic design that is aesthetically pleasing.



  • Length of the rod: The height of your room plays a crucial role in determining the length of the drop rod. The general rule is to have your ceiling fan suspended approximately seven feet above the floor. Rooms with a relatively lower ceiling of 7 to 7.5 feet can have snugger fans installed in them which are suspended closer to the ceiling. Standard sized rooms of 8 to 9 feet, on the other hand, do not need any extra length to their drop down rods.


Traditional Indoor Ceiling Fan

Emerson CF905 Traditional Prima Snugger Indoor Ceiling Fan


  • Design: This is perhaps the most important part about the fan you’re going to buy. How to buy a ceiling fan 101: Never choose a fan that does not complement the décor of your room. Your space dictates the design. Or if you’d like, you can buy a gorgeous fan and design your room around it. You could get a classic design like the Emerson Monaco or a contemporary one like Savoy House’s Girard.



Savoy House 52-120-5WA Girard 1 Light Ceiling Fan

Savoy House 52-120-5WA Girard 1 Light Ceiling Fan


  • Ceiling fan with lighting options: Ceiling fans have come a long way since their inception. You can purchase fans with mood lightings that have a control panel on the wall or through pull cords. Decide whether you want lighting options with your fan or not. They can add a little touch of finesse to the décor in your room. This Kendal fan is a prime example of a fan sporting a lighting option that will match rooms with a fancy interior decor.




  • Number of blades: You can buy a fan with 2, 3 or even 7 blades. The number contributes to the airflow. The Kendal Ova is an excellent 2 blade fan with a lighting option.


  • Shape of the blades: The shape of the blade is obviously important for the décor of your space. The aerodynamics of the blades determine how good the airflow is. So, remember your next lesson in ‘How to buy a ceiling fan’ is making sure that the blades are aerodynamic as well as tasteful. Try the Kendal fern leaf ceiling fan to get the best of both worlds.



  • Energy efficient: Choose a fan that is efficient and saves you some big bucks on your energy bill. The higher the number of Energy Stars, the better it is. This Emerson Amhurst is ergonomic and highly efficient and has 5 reversible blades.



  • Location: The best part about a ceiling fan is that you have it installed anywhere. Indoors or outdoors. There are of course different fans designed for that. The Kendal Optica is a great indoor ceiling fan while the Emerson Summer Night Outdoor fan is lovely to enjoy the great outdoors. There are also some fans that are also designed to be installed in a wet or damp location like the Savoy House ceiling fan.



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