Ceiling Fans & Flush Mount Fans
Ceiling fans serve a number of important purposes in both residential and commercial spaces. They’re a great source of energy savings, they improve air circulation and freshness, and they provide opportunities for additional decorative and lighting components in a room. Ceiling fans can be used both indoors and outdoors, and come in a range of sizes and styles including Modern, Classic, and Industrial. Ceiling fans are easy to incorporate in any design scheme and provide an optimal way to maintain a comfortable temperature in a room.
- How is blade span measured, and what size should I purchase?
Fan blade span is a measure of the full diameter of the circle you see when the fan is in motion. For instance, a 42” fan measures 42” from the outer tip of one blade, to the outer tip of the blade on the opposite side. 42” is not the measure of the length of one individual blade. As a general rule of thumb, use a fan with a blade span under 48” for a room that’s less than 200 square feet. At 200 to 400 square feet, select a fan between 48” and 54”. For a room over 400 square feet, use a fan that’s bigger than 54”, or use 2 fans!
- At what height should I hang my fan?
For standard 8’ ceilings, you’ll typically need a flush mount fan. For each additional foot of ceiling height, add a 6” down rod. For instance, with 9’ ceilings use a 6” downrod, and with 10’ ceilings use a 12” down rod.
- Should I operate my fan differently in the summer vs. winter?
Yes! This is a little known fact. There’s a switch on most fans that allows you to change the direction in which the blades move. In the summer, your fan should move in a counter-clockwise direction which pushes cool air down. And in the winter, your fan should move clockwise, which pulls cool air up and pushes warm air down.