If you’re thinking about adding or updating ceiling fans in your home, you’re making a great choice! Ceiling fans help you stay cool in summer and warm in winter – plus, you’ll save money on your energy bills all year long.
It’s important to make sure you get the right size ceiling fan. One that’s too small won’t look right in the room or keep you adequately comfortable. One that’s too big will overwhelm the room. Plus, getting the right size the first time means no need to make any returns!
Our ceiling fan sizing guide will help you find the perfect size fan for your space.
Ceiling fan sizing
To get the right size ceiling fan, you’ll need to measure the room’s length and width in feet. Then, multiply those two numbers together—that’s the square footage of your room and that’s what we’ll use to find your ideal fan size.
For rooms of up to 75 square feet, look for ceiling fans that are between 29 to 36 inches.
For rooms from 75 to 175 square feet, look for ceiling fans that are between 42 to 48 inches.
For rooms from 175 to 350 square feet, look for ceiling fans that are between 52 to 56 inches.
For rooms that are more than 350 square feet, look for ceiling fans that are 60 inches or wider.
Here, we made it into a table, too:
|Blade Span||Ideal For||Room Size|
|29 to 36 inches||Bathrooms, breakfast nooks, other small rooms||Up to 75 sq. ft.|
|42 to 48 inches||Bedrooms, kitchens, dining rooms||Up to 175 sq. ft.|
|52 to 56 inches||Large bedrooms, living rooms, media rooms||Up to 350 sq. ft.|
|60 inches and more||Extra large living rooms, great rooms, rooms with 2-story ceiling||More than 350 sq. ft.|
Ceiling fan hanging height
Do you have a high ceiling? Then you should use a longer downrod with a ceiling fan so that it isn’t stuck up too high in the ceiling—you can’t feel the breeze if it’s up too high!
Here’s a guide to what downrod length you’ll need based on the ceiling height in feet of the room.
|Ceiling height||Ideal downrod length|
|9 feet||12″ downrod|
|10 feet||18″ downrod|
|11 feet||24″ downrod|
|12 feet||36″ downrod|
|13 feet||48″ downrod|
|14 feet||60″ downrod|
|15 feet and more||72″ downrod|
Hang your ceiling fan at least 7 feet above the floor and at least 12 inches away from walls.
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