What is the best choice for fan blades?
Wood blades are still a popular choice today so if you decide to go that route, just make sure they are properly sealed to avoid warping. This would be especially important if you plan to install the fan in a room such as a bathroom or kitchen, or outdoors. Our exclusive raw oak blades allow you to finish the wood to match or contrast (try a colored stain) your ceiling. In addition to wood blades, you will find some that are a paddle design, tropical palm leaf design, white wicker or beadboard, just about every design you can think of.
How to size a ceiling fan?
The first thing to consider when buying a ceiling fan is the size for the room in which you plan to hang it. Ceiling fan size is measured by the diameter of the span of the fan in inches. A space smaller than 75 square feet should have a 29" or 30" fan, a 75-149 square foot room needs a 42" span, a 150-249 square foot room needs a 52" fan, a 250-400 square foot room needs a 54" to 60" fan and rooms greater than 400 square feet need 2 ceiling fans.
What makes a ceiling fan best?
Obviously, you want your fan to have forward, reverse and at least 3 speeds. Our best-quality ceiling fans have extra blade pitch (generally greater than 12 degrees) and powerful motors to move the maximum amount of air. The blade pitch, along with the blade span, is what determines the degree the fan will cool the room. The steeper the pitch, the more effective the fan will be in moving the air. Therefore, you should look for blade pitches that are 12 degrees or greater. We even have energy-efficient and energy star@ rated fans
to conserve power. A ceiling fan can cool your room down 10 degrees without the expense of air conditioning.