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How to choose the right ceiling fan

Ceiling fans aren’t just for cooling the room. Our new features and technologies mean they’re more energy-efficient than ever. They are designed to improve airflow, they also help circulate heat throughout your home in the winter. A ceiling fan equipped with a light kit can also be a great way to add an additional source of light. Nowadays, the well-designed ceiling fan also adds a decorative function that ties the room together as the focal point.

Today, we are going to break down everything you need to know—plus share some useful tips on making the right choice for your needs and budget.

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Size

Ceiling Fan Size Guide

Blade Span  Good forRoom Size
29" to 36"Bathrooms, Breakfast Nooks, Utility RoomsUp to 75 sq. ft
42" to 48"  Bedrooms, Kitchens, Dining RoomsUp to 175 sq. ft
52" to 56"Large Bedrooms, Family Rooms, Media Rooms  Up to 350 sq. ft
60" or larger  Great Rooms, Other Large SpacesMore than 350 sq. ft

Size is important. If your ceiling fan is too small for your room, it won’t move air efficiently or effectively. If it’s too big, it could create the feeling of being in a wind tunnel. Here, you can find the right one for your room.

Ceiling fan size is characterized by its diameter. To find the diameter, measure from the end of one blade to the end of the opposite blade. Our ceiling fans come with a different number of blades and blade lengths.

Small

Rooms that are no more than 8' x 10' should have ceiling fans between 21" and 40" in diameter. Small rooms include dens and kitchen nooks.

Medium

If your room is up to 12' x 14', stick with a fan that is 42" – 54" in diameter. Medium rooms include bedrooms and dining rooms.

Large

A room that is up to 18' x 20' should feature a fan that is 52" – 60" in diameter. This includes family rooms and large bedrooms.

Larger

Great rooms are more than 18' x 20' and should include a fan that is larger than 60" in diameter. Great rooms are characterized by open floorplans and large foyers.

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Style

Now that you've determined the correct ceiling fan size for your room, you need to consider that your ceiling fan should also fit in with and add to the aesthetics of your space. Fans come in dozens of styles: rustic, traditional, industrial, modern and more. Consider your room's current structure and style, and look for a fan that suits it. You can play around with style, finish, blade type, light fixture, and features to customize the perfect ceiling fan. Parrot Uncle designs a variety of ceiling fans. We have multiple finish options, for both the ceiling fan body and blades to coordinate with the style of your home.

Modern

With their sleek designs, clean lines, and warm, neutral colors, modern ceiling fans are simple and understated in appearance. Modern fans vary in form from Scandinavian to mid-century designs.

Traditional 

These refined fans typically feature intricate details and thoughtful designs that add richness and warmth to a space. Our traditional ceiling fans blend classic style and innovative features.

Rustic and Farmhouse

An ideal addition to countryside-inspired designs, rustic ceiling fans create a natural feel. Cast-iron inspired housings and weathered blades bring cabin-like charm into the home and outdoor living spaces.

Industrial

Industrial style ceiling fans bring urban-inspired spaces to life drawing inspiration from modern machinery and unique features like propeller-style blades or smooth wood finishes.

Mounts

A mounting system should be chosen based on the room's height and ceiling slope. There should be at least seven feet of distance between the floor and the fan blades. If you have a vaulted ceiling or your ceiling is more than nine feet high, we recommend adding a longer downrod. The following are three mount types available for ceiling fans.

Flush Mount

For ceilings less than 8 feet tall, choose a flush-mount ceiling fan. These fans mount next to the ceiling and help maintain the recommended minimum 7-foot clearance between ceiling and floor.

Downrod Mount

When outfitting a fan in a room with high ceilings, the height of the fan can be lowered using a narrow section of pole called the downrod. Downrods usually come in sections as short as 6” long and they secure to the fan casing on one end and the ceiling bracket on the other. They are strong enough to support the weight of the fan against the force of the fan’s motor and the blade’s circular momentum.

Angled Mount

If you have vaulted ceilings with a slope up to 52 degrees, use a hanger ball adapter like our convenient ceiling fan adapter to make sure that your fan hangs straight. Most ceiling fans can hang from sloped or vaulted ceilings that are less than 21 degrees, attachment kits can be bought for fans hanging on slopes that are steeper.

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Lights or no lights

Whether the fan is lighted depends on the lighting effect of your room and personal preference. With and without lights have their own characteristics. Next, we will introduce to you the difference between with lights and without lights.

Fans with lights

For spaces with limited natural lighting, purchasing a ceiling fan with lights is a great option to consider. Ceiling fans with light kits can be supplemented with other fixtures to provide sufficient illumination in darker spaces. When looking for ceiling fans with lights, check for integrated light dimming features. Ceiling fans with dimmable lights allow you to set the mood in your space. Our wall controls and handheld remotes make the process of adjusting your lighting easy, too.

Fans without lights

If you plan to install your new fan in a room with good natural lighting or ample light from other sources, a ceiling fan without lights is a good option. If you decide that you need more lighting in the future, many ceiling fan models can be easily modified after installation with the appropriate light kit.

Fandelier 

Fandelier ceiling fans are generally more industrial in style, and with unique lamps, they look like a ceiling light. This style is more resource-efficient and has light and wind at the same time. The fandelier designed by Parrot Uncle can have a variety of choices, and you can choose the fan that suits you according to the decoration style of your home.

Retracable

A retractable ceiling fan is a type of fan that features retractable blades. These blades retract when turned off and spread out when it is turned on. Retractable ceiling fans are both functional and stylish. They are a must-have for a lot of houses because they help keep the energy bill low by circulating air throughout the rooms. They come in a wide array of styles, sizes, and designs that you can easily find the one that suits the theme of your home. They usually have a chandelier look that gives off an industrial feel. They are ideal for modern and even traditional-style houses. You can choose from a wide array of styles that are available on our website.

Number of Blades

Ceiling fans have different numbers of blades and different ranges of air supply. Generally speaking, the more blades, the wider the air supply range. The number of blades can vary depending on the size of the room or personal preference. Parrot Uncle offers you a variety of options:2-Blade, 3-Blade, 4-Blade, 5-Blade, 6-Blade, 7-Blade, 8-Blade.

Control Options 

While the classic pull chain is still a staple for controlling any available light and the speed of a ceiling fan, for an even more convenient experience, many ceiling fans with remotes are available. Our fan remotes offer push-button controls for the different speed settings, as well as the light settings. This is particularly useful with dimmer lights. The remote controls often include a mounting frame to store the remote on the wall where there would otherwise be a traditional light switch, so the remote can be held in hand and used throughout the room, or it can be left on the wall and easy to find.

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Installation

When you are ready to address ceiling fan installation, it’s important to consult a licensed electrician who will know how to install a ceiling fan safely and accurately. Because ceiling fans are heavier than the average light fixture, special considerations should be made concerning ceiling fan wiring to ensure the location is strong enough to support the fan and the wiring doesn’t pose a hazard. Ceiling fan assembly is usually minimal and requires only attaching the blades to the motor but hanging the fan can be more complicated; safety is crucial. Your new fan will come boxed with all the necessary parts and instructions so your electrician can install your new fixture with ease.

Better Motor, Less noise&energy cost

We know ceiling fan is a hardworking household appliance, and choosing one that will last starts with what’s inside. This is especially important for ceiling fans that will be used often and for hours at a time, such as in bedrooms or living rooms.
Parrot Uncle designs ceiling fans that are well-balanced and will not wobble or make noise, even after decades of use. In addition, a motor with a reverse function enables your ceiling fan to be used year-round. 

Budget

Ceiling fan design gives your home personality, provides ambience, and serves a functional purpose. However, many people don’t think about fan when remodeling their home, so they don’t budget for it. We recommend you to budget the ceiling fan at the beginning of your project.
Parrot Uncle designs ceiling fans for every space and budget. Shop our fans by price to find a fit that's perfect for your needs and budget. If you are on a budget, doesn’t mean you can’t add style, increase the perceived value of your home, and get practical use from ceiling fan. There are some budget-friendly brands like Parrot Uncle which have so many choices and would help you to incorporate visual appeal with functionality.

Having ceiling fans can add style and also provide comfort to your home. Not only does it look great, but it can also help circulate the air and lower your energy bills.  

Finally, buying a ceiling fan that is not only functional but also adds a little puzzas in the space from a reliable vendor is also important. Parrot Uncle offers free shipping in the U.S.A., fast return, five-star warranty and a technical support team ready to answer all your questions. Thank you for reading!

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