Add Ceiling Fans with Style
Ceiling Fans not only add polish and a finishing touch to any room but also help with energy costs and lighting. We offer indoor and outdoor ceiling fans from trusted manufacturers, Kichler and Progress. And, we recommend products specifically for Bermuda and Caribbean climates, which is especially important for outdoor island fans. Talk to our lighting experts who are happy to help you choose the right ceiling fans for your space and budget.
Pick the Right Size
The best rule of thumb is to go as large as your room can accommodate. For maximum airflow, you want at least 18 inches of clearance between the edge of the blade and your wall or ceiling. Here's a quick chart to help you find the right size for your space.
|Room Size (sq ft)||6'x8'||8'x10'||10'x10'||12'x14'||16'x20'||18'x24'||larger|
|Size of Fan||29"-42"||40"-50"||42"-52"||50"-60"||50"-60"||50"-60"||50"-60"|
Larger rooms can accommodate more than one ceiling fan. Here are some quick guidelines. Or, just tell us about the configuration of your room and we'll help you come up with a solution that's right for you.
- Under 600 sq. ft. = 1 fan
- 600 - 1500 sq. ft. = 2 fans
- 1500 sq. ft. + = 3 fans
Keep it in the Family
Many of Kichler's fans coordinate beautifully with their light fixtures. It's decorating made easy when all the glass, wood accents, and metal finishes match. Check out our lighting page for more info.
Get the Height Right
Most ceiling fans are sold with downrods to accommodate 8’ ceilings or 9’ ceilings. If your ceiling is higher, here are some suggested lengths of drop rods for ceilings ranging from 9 to 13 feet or more:
|Ceiling Height (feet)||Drop Rod Length (inches)|
Save on Energy Costs
A fan’s breeze will make a 79-degree room feel more like 72 degrees. By raising the thermostat, you can save up to 30 percent on your air-conditioning bills, depending on your home’s construction.
Remote controls for fans have come a long way ... Most fans are mounted at a ceiling box where a light fixture was formerly located. Typically, the light switch is replaced with a control that allows various fan speeds and – if the fan includes lights – light settings.