how to pick a ceiling fan


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.



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Inside. Period.

These are fans that are rated for indoor use only. Be sure to note when you....


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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.


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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...



SMALL ROOM

LARGE ROOM

GREAT ROOM

Blades 52" or smaller

Blades 52" or larger

Blades 60" or larger



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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.






UNDERSTANDING AIRFLOW

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

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During cool weather reverse with clockwise rotation, as you look up, forces warm air downward

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