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Standard size ceiling fans are normally come in 50", 52", 54" or 56" blade spans and are the most popular sized fans used. Fans of this size are commonly used in living rooms, dining rooms, game rooms, master bedrooms and the like. If your room is larger than 12 feet x 12 feet, then you should be able to use a standard sized ceiling fan. For rooms that are larger than 15 feet x 15 feet, you may wish to consider using 2 ceiling fans, or check out our Large Ceiling Fans that are 56 inches in diameter or wider.
|The above chart suggests the optimal ceiling fan size and CFMs you should consider for typical rooms. Ceiling height, angle, and room layout may affect these recommendations. For Expert Advice call: 1-800-201-1193.|
Although the EPA now requires fan manufacturers to publish the CFM ratings of their fans, there is no standardized scientific method of determining what size and CFM fan is best for any given application. A few quick searches and you will find that each ceiling fan manufacturer interprets this differently. So we created our own size and CFM recommendation chart to give you an idea what we recommend for "typical" applications. We produced this chart based on over 20 years of experience dealing with ceiling fans and the people who we've sold them to. For the most part, this chart will suffice. If you have low ceilings, you can fudge a little on the CFM and use a fan in the lesser range of the room size. If you have high ceilings, you need more CFM and a fan closer to the larger size of the chart. In most cases, the more the CFM the better and the higher the quality score the better!
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