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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
6 Steps for Choosing a Ceiling Fan
  1. 1. Consider the location

    Standard ceiling fans are suitable for heated, inside locations. If you want a fan for your porch or bathroom, purchase a “damp-rated” fan made from corrosion-resistant materials instead.

  2. 2. Choose the right size

    A room in excess of 200 square feet needs a fan that is approximately 50 inches, and in some cases it may be necessary to install several fans.

  3. 3. Consider height

    Most ceiling fans require a clearance of at least 7 feet, with optimal placement for efficiency and safety being 8 or 9 feet above the ground in the center of the room.

  4. 4. Choose a good quality motor

    Low quality motors are noisy, and increase the amount of vibration within the fan. For quiet operation, choose a high quality motor with heavy-duty, durable components and sealed bearings.

  5. 5. Complement your décor

    If you want your fans to blend seamlessly, install one that is the same color as the ceiling. If you want to make the fans more of a feature, be daring with your color choice.

  6. 6. Ask the professionals

    If you are in doubt, speak to your contractor about the available options for your room. He or she has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and knows exactly what type of fan is suitable.

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