Find Fans Instantly By Answering 8 Quick Questions!
Step 1: Where will you be installing your fan?
Indoor dry location
Outdoors covered area NOT exposed to rain
Outdoor uncovered area exposed to rain
Help - Fan Location Ratings:
Ceiling fans come in 3 location ratings: Dry, Damp and Wet. If you choose "Indoor dry location" we will include all fans whether they are dry, damp or wet rated since they all can be installed indoors. For outdoor covered areas NOT exposed to rain we include both damp and wet rated fans (dry rated fans are excluded because they cannot be installed outdoors). For outdoor uncovered areas that ARE exposed to rain, we show only wet rated fans since damp and dry rated fans cannot be used in such areas. If in doubt, choose a wet ranted fan since they can be installed in any location and can even be hosed off.
Yes, I want a light
No, I do not want a light
I'm not sure (show both)
Help - Fan Lights:
If you do not need a light, we recommend looking at both fans with and without lights. Many of the best looking fans come with a built-in light that is integrated into the bottom of the fan and non-obtrusive or can be installed with or without the lights. Only looking at fans without lights will eliminate the most popular styles and you may be disappointed with your selection.
I'm not sure (show all types)
Help - Fan Controls:
Most fans that include a remote control can also be operated by a wall control (sold separately) and Visa-Versa. Pull chain fans can usually be converted to remote control, but you will need to reverse the fan manually using the switch on the motor. Fans with built-in wall or remote controls can normally be reversed from the control.
Flush Mount - Ceilings Under 8 feet
Standard Mount - Ceilings Over 8 Feet
I'm not sure (show all sizes)
Help - Fan Mount:
If your ceiling is less than 8 feet tall, you will need a flush mount or "Hugger" fan with a low profile so the blades are at least 7 feet from the floor. If your ceiling is 8 to 9 feet tall, most standard mount fans will work. For even higher ceilings, you would buy a standard mount fan and then a longer downrod to drop the blades down to about 7 or 8 feet from the floor for optimal performance.
Step 7: Do you want your fan to be energy efficient?
Super Efficient DC Motors
Efficiency doesn't matter (Show all types)
Help - DC vs AC Motors:
Fans with DC motors use up to 75% less electricity and are the environmentally conscious choice. They also run cooler and quieter and are best for sound sensitive areas such as bedrooms. Other fans use less expensive AC motors that guzzle electricity.
Step 8: Does feeling a strong breeze matter to you?
Yes, I want a strong breeze.
No, the amount of breeze is not important
Help - About Breeze
Ceiling fans that produce a strong breeze will cool you off the most on a hot summer day. For outdoors, a strong breeze is required, otherwise you will not feel much air at all. Fans that produce a stronger breeze typically incorporate more expensive higher end motors, which drives up the price.
What Size Fan Do I Need? BIGGER IS BETTER: The main cooling effect is felt from directly beneath a ceiling fan and drops off dramatically within about 1 foot from the blades. If the fan is in the middle of the room with seating off to the side, use as large a fan as you can handle that has the highest wind speed (refer to our MPH ratings). If the seating is directly beneath the fan, use a fan large enough to cover the seating area. Read more about: "How To Choose The Right Size Ceiling Fan" or Talk To A Ceiling Fan Expert: 1-800-201-1193.
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There are huge differences between ceiling fans; some will move lots of air while others move very little, some are designed to save more energy while others are wet or damp rated for use outdoors. Our website provides all the information you need to help you find the perfect ceiling fan for your application. To get started, we suggest you read some of the information we have compiled over the years, starting with our ceiling fan buyers guide titled: Who Makes the Best Ceiling Fans. There are links on that page to many other ceiling fan resources. Also, be sure to look closely at our exclusive Ceiling Fan Performance Graphs. Whether you are looking for outdoor ceiling fans, ceiling fans with remote controls, ceiling fans with lights, or any other type of ceiling fan, our Performance Graphs make it easy to compare over 3,000 fans on our site to help you find which is the best for your needs.
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Ceiling Fan Location Chart
This chart shows the differences in locations for Dry, Damp and Wet rated ceiling fans