In the summer, small rooms can be stifling if there is no air flow. One of the ways to circulate the air in the room is by installing a ceiling fan. However, you need to choose the right ceiling fan for a small room because the requirements are different from larger rooms.
The Fan Size
One of the most important factors to consider when looking at ceiling fans is their size. The larger the fan, the larger the space they will be able to cool. If you have a small room, you need to first determine the room size in square feet.
Once you have done this, you will be able to choose the right size fan. To measure the fan size, you will need to measure the diameter of the blade sweep. If your room is less than 50 square feet, you should look for a fan of 29 inches or less. For rooms up to 75 square feet, you should look at a size of 30 to 36 inches.
Ceiling Fans With Lights
As you are going to install the fan in a small room, you have to consider if the fan also needs to provide light. There are a lot of fans that have built-in lights and this makes placement easier as you do not have to consider the light fixture. When looking at fans with lights, it is important to note that they will provide ambient light.
If you are nervous about options when it comes to fans with lights, you do not have to worry. These fans will have as many options on the market as the fans without lights.
What Are The CFM And Airflow?
When looking at ceiling fans, you will need to understand the CFM or cubic feet per minute. These measurements are taken when the fan is running on the highest setting and will be divided by watt usage. The higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan will be and the more air it is able to move. You should look for a fan with a 75 cfm/w at the minimum.
All ceiling fan manufacturers have to provide airflow and CFM information before you purchase a fan. A good CFM range will be 4,000 to 5,000, but between 5,000 and 6,000 will be better. The very best fans will have a CFM of over 6,000.
Look At The Blades
In the past, fans with more blades were considered better, but that is no longer the case. As CFM is now the measure for efficiency, the style and number of blades is an aesthetic choice. In a small room, you might want to look at plastic, wood or medium-density fibreboard blades. Metal blades are better for larger spaces where it can be mounted high above the floor.
Cooling small rooms is easy when you have the right ceiling fan. When looking at these fans, you have to consider the size of the fan and the CFM. The inclusion of a light is also important, but the style and number of the blades are more aesthetic.