How to Shop for a Ceiling Fan
Shopping for a ceiling fan can seem like a mundane task that's more about function than fashion, but there's no need to sacrifice one for the other. Our selection of ceiling fans offers the best of both worlds combining distinct design with optimal performance.
With that said, the best place to start shopping for a ceiling fan is by assessing its placement.
Ceiling Fan Placement
Start by measuring the height of the room from the floor to the ceiling. As a general rule, you should install a ceiling fan eight to nine feet from the floor; it should be at least seven feet from the floor for safety and always placed in the middle of the room.
If you'd like to install a fan in a room that has a lower ceiling, you will want to shop for a low-profile hugger fan.
Alternatively, if your ceiling is higher than eight feet from the floor, you'll want to consider a fan with a downrod. You can shop for a ceiling fan downrod in a variety of lengths so how low your ceiling fan hangs is adjustable.
Ceiling Fan Functional Features
Here's where ceiling fan shopping gets more fun. You can shop for fan features in terms of function like whether it has a pull chain
or remote control capabilities
or is battery operated
. You may also want to look for a fan that has the ability to reverse the circulation direction
; during the warmer months, fans that can circulate counter-clockwise will blow the air downward more, while during the colder months, you want a fan to operate clockwise to just circulate the air without blowing air downward.
Additionally, you will have to decide if you are shopping for a ceiling fan with lights
. Some ceiling fans have the light fixture pre-built into the design which makes assembly much easier. But if you happen to find a fan you really like and it doesn't have a light source, you can buy a ceiling fan light kit
that will add on to the light source.
Ceiling Fan Design Features
Finally, you can start narrowing down the selection of the best ceiling fans by shopping for what you like in terms of finish, style, and size. Ceiling fan blades come in several designs from traditional shapes to fan blades with curves, ribbed or rounded edges. If you're working with a small room, you can find fans that look like a simple lighting fixture, but also have built-in fan capabilities.
No matter what you're looking for, we're certain you can find a style you love on Bellacor.com. However, do your research because there is much more to ceiling fan shopping than finding something you love.