HOW TO PICK A CEILING FAN
STEP 1: WHERE IS IT GOING?
Ceiling Fans Are Rated: Dry, Damp, Or Wet. Make Sure You're Buying A Fan That Is Appropriate For Your Intended Location.
These are fans that are rated for indoor use only. Be sure to note when you....
Porches, or Covered Areas:
Like a covered patio or porch... these will be areas of potentially high humidity and might have limited exposure to the elements.
Outdoor location with likely direct contact with water:
These are fans that are fully ready to be in contact with the elements.
STEP 2: HOW BIG DOES IT NEED TO BE?
Ceiling fans are also sold with a certain "blade width" that size depends on how large your room is...
Blades 52" or smaller
Blades 52" or larger
Blades 60" or larger
STEP 3: HOW HIGH IS YOUR CEILING?
Downrods depend on ceiling height. Ideal distance from floor to fan blades is 7 to 9 feet.
Optimal performance will come from mounting your fan in the center of the room.
DO YOU HAVE A SLOPED CEILING?
Downrods depend on ceiling height. Ideal distance from floor to fan blades is 7 to 9 feet. So... do the math.
You're going to see this label alot... let's learn what it means...
ENERGY INFORMATION AT HIGH SPEED:
SEASONAL CEILING FAN USE
During warm weather Airflow with counterclockwise rotation, as you look up, provides a cooling breeze
During cool weather reverse with clockwise rotation, as you look up, forces warm air downward