Quiet Bedroom Ceiling Fans - Getting the Best Airflow
What are the best bedroom ceiling fans?
- Emerson Carrera Grande Eco
- Monte Carlo Minimalist
- Fanimation Distinction DC
Bedroom ceiling fans must offer quiet power and fine control. Premium fans quietly and efficiently move over 6500 CFM and make at least 3.6 MPH of wind. Look for a 6-speed control with dimming lights.
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Quiet Bedroom Ceiling Fans -
Getting the Best Airflow
April 28th, 2017
When considering a ceiling fan for a location as important as your bedroom, you want to get it right. This is, after all, where you spend most of your time at home.
When you start researching ceiling fans, it's easy to get distracted and carried away. There is a lot of talk of CFMs and MPHs and RPMs and Blade Diameters, but what does it all mean?
These are all pieces of information to help you make a decision. It means that when you get it right, you don’t have to think about it. You have a quiet, subtle breeze cooling your room, beautifully.
A Quiet Ceiling Fan for the Bedroom
Before we get into the fancy jargon and acronyms, your main concern is likely noise. You want a fan that is quiet and doesn’t wobble. All the fans mentioned in this article are noise-free and wobble-free. This is extremely important! A ceiling fan that seems quiet during the day may not actually be quiet Wednesday Morning, 3am. When you wake up from a dream in the middle of the night, you don’t need a distracting wobble or hum. That is the kind of thing that keeps you from getting back to sleep. So get a great fan - one that makes almost no noise and won’t wobble.
So what is all this alphabet soup and how do you use it to your advantage?
Powerful and Efficient Bedroom Fans
It’s actually pretty simple. You want a premium fan that moves at least 6500 Cubic Feet of air per Minute (6500). You want that fan to be capable of making at least a 3.6 mile per hour airflow. This 3.6 MPH is the magic number that describes the wind speed you need to feel the breeze on your skin. It can be lower, it can be higher, but generally speaking this is about right for most people. 6500 CFM is the lowest amount of air a top-rated fan pushes efficiently. When you put these two numbers together, voila - you have yourself a great fan for the bedroom.
We have some useful calculators to help you with all of this ceiling fan information. If somehow you can’t find the information you want on our site, you can use what's there with our calculators. These calculators help you determine:
a) the best ceiling fan size for your room, or
b) the amount of wind a ceiling fan can make, or
c) the cost to run a ceiling fan.
Control over your Bedroom Ceiling Fan
Your next consideration is controls. Do you want a handheld control or a wall-mounted one? Some people are okay with 3 speeds. But I'll tell you, I’ve found that many people prefer fans with 6 speeds. I know this sounds like a sales gimmick, but 6 speeds gives surprising control over comfort. It may sound like a bit much, but the truth is the subtle control helps. At least according to most of my happy customers.
Piggybacking on controls is the control over your lights. As Anna Lee, our top Lighting Expert here at Hansen Wholesale says, you want dimming lights in the bedroom. These fans all come with dimming lights. A couple of them have LEDs. Not all LED fans have dimming LEDs, but the ones I’ve picked here do. For more discussion of LED fans, you can also look at my last article.
Ceiling Fan Design to Match Your Bedroom
From there, it’s all about deciding what look goes with your room. You can take Felix’ advice that you don’t want to see your fan and go for something that blends in. Or you can go with a stylized fan that makes a statement and matches the interior design of your room. There is no right answer - at this point it’s up to you. This is the subjective part of getting it right, the part that you decide.
To give you a little head start, I’ve given you my favorite 5 Bedroom Ceiling Fans to consider.
If you don’t like any of these, no problem. Just give me a call and I’ll come up with some other options for you that are very quiet for your bedroom. It’s usually best to call to make sure we get everything configured the way you want it, anyway. And, of course, I’m often able to get you a better price over the phone than on the website.
My favorite Bedroom Ceiling Fans:
Emerson Luray Eco
The Luray Eco is one of the best fans on the market. It works great in any room. It comes with an ultra-quiet DC motor. It’ll move 8500 CFM and create 3.8 MPH at full power. There’s a 6-speed remote and it has dimming LEDs. It comes in a few different finishes that all look great.
Emerson Carrera Grande Eco
Emerson’s Carrera Grande has been everyone’s favorite for years. This is one of history’s best selling-ceiling fans. Has an ultra-quiet DC motor. The Carrera Grande Eco pushes almost 8000 CFM and runs almost 3.6 MPH of wind. You have 6 speeds on wall or in hand (or both), and it comes with a plethora of light kit choices, many of which dim.
Monte Carlo Minimalist
Monte Carlo’s Minimalist is a great fan by any metric. It has that all-important nearly silent DC motor. At just about 7800 CFM and 4 MPH, this small form factor fan is a top performer. On top of that, it comes with dimming LEDs and a 6-speed controller.
Fanimation Distinction DC
The Distinction is an attractive Transitional Design fan. This is the DC motor version of a classic, so just about silent. It moves almost 9000 CFM and makes over 4 MPH of wind. The wind speed isn’t published, but you can calculate it with the CFM and blade span you want. A lot of customers I’ve dealt with love this fan, so I wanted to list it even though it comes with only a 3-speed control. It does have dimming lights, though.
Fanimation Edgewood Deluxe Wet
Fanimation’s Edgewood is another one that pegs all the meters. Again, almost 9000 CFM and over 4 MPH. It also has 3 speeds and dimming lights - though no LED kits for this one. This is one of the most powerful and energy efficient fans on the market.
Those are my favorites, but there are many more. Give me a call and I’ll help you find just the right replacement.
Thanks for coming by. I hope this helps!