|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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Need a ceiling fan for a large room?
Large ceiling fans have become extremely popular in the last couple years as the typical 52" fans are now being replaced by much larger fans of 60" to 96" and even 99" blade spans. Originally only available from industrial fan manufacturers for use in industrial applications, makers of residential ceiling fans have seen consumers wanting similar large diameter ceiling fans that can be used in their home...and they have responded in a BIG way. These new jumbo sized ceiling fans can really make a statement in larger rooms or rooms with high ceilings. The current trend is to use "bigger fans in smaller spaces" to help spread the airflow over a wider area. This can be particularly beneficial in larger rooms where installing two fans is not an option and/or the fan is not going to be directly over the sitting area. Read more here: Big Trend in Ceiling Fans!
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