If you have a small room and are looking for a ceiling fan to use in that space, in all likelihood you should be looking for small ceiling fans. A small fan is one that has fan blade lengths between 30″ – 36″.
A small room can benefit from a ceiling fan just like any other size room. The fan is a good choice when you want to make the room more comfortable by having the air circulate in a way that creates stable air temperature.
Small ceiling fans work just like their larger counterparts by recirculation the air in a room so that there are no pockets or “dead zones” where the air is significantly warmer or cooler than the rest of the room. Because heat rises, ceiling fans work to push this air down and mix it with the cooler air to make the room the same temperature in all areas of the space.
You might be wondering just what size ceiling fan you need and if small ceiling fans are the right size for your particular space. The following is the typical industry charge in determining the right size fan for the size of the room:
- For rooms that are less than 100 square feet (10’x10′), a 30″-36″ fan should be used.
- For rooms that are around 150 square feet (12’x12′), a 42″ fan should be used.
- For rooms that are around 400 square feet (20’x20′), a 52″ fan should be used.
- For rooms that are more than 400 square feet (20’x20′), a 56″-60″ fan should be used.
All of the major companies that produce the best ceiling fans also carry small ceiling fans in their product lines. A list of some of the top ceiling fan manufacturers include: Westinghouse, Casablanca, Hampton Bay, Hunter, Monte Carlo, Emerson, Minka Aire, Lowes, Quorum, Ellington along with other companies. The aforementioned list will give you a good start to begin searching for the fan style that will add a touch of class to your small room.
Another factor to consider if you are looking for a ceiling fan for a small room is the ceiling height of the room. Oftentimes small rooms may come with a slightly lower ceiling height.
If your room ceiling height is below 8 feet you will need to look into a low profile ceiling fan. This will ensure that the fan blades do not become a hazard to any occupants of the room because they will be closer to the ceiling than the blades of standard small ceiling fans. It is also the law in most state building codes that fan blades cannot be lower than 7 feet from the floor.
As you begin your search for small ceiling fans you will find that there is just as much choice in terms of quality and style as the more standard 52″ fan. Today, there are models that range from the relatively inexpensive to the very expensive.
You will find fans with all types of finishes and many with different themes. It will up to your creative imagination to decide which fan works best for the architectural style of the room for which you want to purchase the fan.
We truly wish that you have found this article on the subject of small ceiling fans enlightening. We have provided you with the best information so that you can make your purchase of a fan with confidence. Good luck and have fun on your search for the unique fan that will add individuality and warmth to your home.