Ceiling Fan Locations
Ceiling fans are an excellent way to decorate and cool a house, office, or
apartment. Ceiling fans look nice and can reduce the costs of heating and
cooling significantly. This is especially true in hot climates or in climates
where the summer temperatures are extremely warm and muggly. One important
decisiion to make after you have decided to implement a ceiling fan plan is
where to place the ceiling fans. This article will outline some of the
strategies in placing the ceiling fans and also in determining how to set
One of the keys in determining where to place a ceiling fan in a room is the
size of the room. For large halls or living rooms, a large ceiling fan will
be required to move the air about effectively. This means that the legnth of
the ceiling fan blades should be somewhere between 45 and 50 inches. For
smaller rooms, the blades of the ceiling fan can be quite a bit smaller,
maybe in the range of 30 to 35 inches. The blades for mediaum sized rooms
should be somewhere in the middle. some very large rooms will require very
large, or multiple fans in excess of 50 inches.
Another factor besides the size of the room is the height of the ceiling.
Rooms with high ceilings could require a more powerful fan in order to move
the air around. Most ceilings stand at about 8 feet from the floor. This is
the height at which most fans are designed to operate. If your ceiling is
shorter than this, you should try to obtain a special, compact fan. This fan
does not need as much space to operate. Moreover, if the ceiling is extremely
high, you should instead, hang the fan a little more so that it dangles down
until it is placed at it optimal 8 to 9 foot height. If this is not possible,
you should consider getting a special fan.
If you are considering placing multiple fans inside a house (which many
people do) you should be careful to consider the circulation pattern of
your house. You should also not place ceiling fans too close together in
the same room or they can work against eachother. The circulation from one
room to another can make the air quite pleasant during the hot summer months.
Clearly ceiling fans are an excellent alternative or complement to the air