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Ceiling Fans Buying Guide

As appliances go, ceiling fans are mighty workhorses: They spin from season to season, helping to make rooms feel more comfortable and in turn reduce energy costs. And with optional light kits available on many, ceiling fans can also provide welcome overhead light.

Types of Ceiling Fans

Types of Ceiling Fans

A ceiling fan is an investment that pays back in nearly every way. As a decorative element, the range and diversity of ceiling fans has increased dramatically in recent years, meaning these once-traditional-only items are now available in styles from cottage to contemporary. And ceiling fans work hard to improve the comfort of a room by circulating air year-round. There's a ceiling fan for seemingly every room, but most can be divided into three types: wall-mount, flush-mount, and down-rod mount.

Wall-Mount

Unlike many ceiling fans, a wall-mount version attaches to a vertical wall. It then directs air out into the room. These fans usually do not come with light kits.

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Matthews Fan Company

Enjoy the chic, retro style and fresh comfort of this polished chrome oscillating wall fan. This polished chrome finish oscillatin...g wall fan has a vintage look reminiscent of train cabin fans of yesteryear. The rugged design is constructed of cast aluminum and steel and comes with polished chrome finish metal blades and safety cage. Includes a complementary Decora-style wall switch. Low profile and 90-degree left to right oscilaation makes it ideal for most applications. Please note: to operate the oscillation independent of the fan blades, a 3-wire system is needed. UL listed for damp locations. read more

Matthews Fan Company

Enjoy the chic, retro style and refreshing comfort of this brushed nickel oscillating wall fan. This brushed nickel finish oscilla...ting wall fan has a vintage look reminiscent of train cabin fans of yesteryear. The rugged design is constructed of cast aluminum and steel and comes with brushed nickel finish metal blades and safety cage. Includes a complementary Decora-style wall switch. Low profile and 90-degree left to right oscilaation makes it ideal for most applications. Please note: to operate the oscillation independent of the fan blades, a 3-wire system is needed. UL listed for damp locations. read more

Matthews Fan Company

Enjoy the chic, retro style and refreshing comfort of this textured bronze oscillating wall fan. This textured bronze finish oscil...lating wall fan has a vintage look reminiscent of train cabin fans of yesteryear. The rugged design is constructed of cast aluminum and steel and comes with textured bronze finish metal blades and safety cage. Includes a complementary Decora-style wall switch. Low profile and 90-degree left to right oscilaation makes it ideal for most applications. Please note: to operate the oscillation independent of the fan blades, a 3-wire system is needed. UL listed for damp locations. read more

Modern Fan

This contemporary ceiling fan has a gloss white finish and 36" blade span for a functional, stylish look. Add style and a refreshi...ng breeze with this eye-catching 36" Altus ceiling fan from the Modern Fan Company. It features a gloss white motor finish with three matching blades for a sleek, modern look. Plus, this design includes 4-speed fan wall control and a lifetime motor warranty for convenience. (UM) read more

Flush-Mount/Low-Profile

Flush-mount ceiling fans are positioned close to the ceiling and cannot be adjusted upward or downward to accommodate various ceiling heights. Because the blades on these types are closer to the ceiling, they may not be able to move as much air as others.

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Overstock.com

This sleek one-light fan flush mount fixture features a smooth Swiss coffee finish with a brilliant alabaster glass shade for a mo...dern aesthetic that will lend a contemporary look to your home interior. Setting: Indoor Materials: Metal Fixture finish:... read more

Overstock

This sleek one-light fan flush mount fixture features a smooth Swiss coffee finish with a brilliant alabaster glass shade for a mo...dern aesthetic that will lend a contemporary look to your home interior. Setting: Indoor Materials: Metal Fixture finish:... read more

Hunter Fan Company

Flush Mount Fan in Antique Brass from the Low Profile IV Collection by Hunter Fan. Dimensions: 7.53 H

Frontgate
$424.00 $499.00
at Frontgate

Our 52" Traditional Concept Flush-Mount Ceiling Fan brings traditional styling and classic finish combinations to the ease of our ...popular Concept II fan. UL-listed for use in wet locations, it can be installed indoors or out, and requires 75% less time and labor to assemble than conventional fans Choose Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish with medium-maple blades and a tinted opal glass shade; Pewter finish with dark-maple blades and white opal glass shade; or White finish with white blades and white opal glass shade . Flush-mount design and 10-3/4" hanging depth is ideal for spaces with low ceilings . Three concave blades with a 14 degrees blade pitch . Energy-saving integrated halogen light . Includes 100-watt mini-can halogen bulb and cap for non-light use . Includes 3-1/2" and 6" downrods . Features a full-function wall control (included) . read more

Down-Rod/Extended-Mount

Down-rod mount ceiling fans have a center rod that extends from the ceiling, usually several inches or up to several feet long, giving them a slightly different look from flush-mount fans. The down rod allows these ceiling fans to be adjusted slightly for height.

Slope-Mount

For vaulted ceilings, slope-mount ceiling fans are an option; these are similar to down-rod models, but the mounting plate can be installed at an angle to accommodate the surface overhead.

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Minka Aire

The Minka Aire Slope Ceiling Adaptor is designed to meet the needs of buildings and houses with sloped ceilings. The A245 Slope Ce...iling Adapter kit is used with 3/4" I.D. Series Downrods and accommodates sloped ceilings up to a 29 degree pitch. The fan's existing canopy is to be used with this adaptor. The Minka Group, located in Corona, CA, offers a variety of products, including Minka Aire fans, Minka Lavery lighting, and George Kovacs fans and lighting. read more

Product Features

Product Features

A surprising number of product features come into play when it comes time to purchase a ceiling fan, and all are worth considering for convenience, effectiveness, and impact in the room. For example, fan width comes into play, not only for proportion in the room but for power to move air. Other items to consider include cord/remote/switch operation, number of blades, damp/wet rated, style, speed variability, motor size, and lamp kit. Here's a review to help in your ceiling fan purchase.

Fan Width

Ceiling fans come in downright diminutive widths—some as small as 24 inches. This means that fans are suitable and available for tight spaces such as closets or hallways.

Cord/Remote/Switch Operation

Most ceiling fans have multiple modes of operation, including but not limited to traditional cord pulls, remotes, and switches.

Number of Blades

Dramatically styled, contemporary ceiling fans sometimes have just a single blade, while others have five blades. The difference is mainly in style versus performance.

Damp/Wet Rated

For ceiling fans that are to be used in outdoor spaces—say, a covered porch—this rating is critical. Look for one that is damp or wet rated, which means that it can be used in sheltered outdoor spaces or in spaces that receive direct contact with rain, snow, or moisture.

Style

Once a staple of traditional rooms, ceiling fans have expanded dramatically in design. Now you can find everything from sleek ceiling fans with stainless-steel blades to cottage-style versions with decorative housings.

Speed Variability

Many fans offer differing speeds, which allow you to adjust the air that flows around a room based on the temperature.

Motor Size

The motor size of a ceiling fan is a good indication of its power, and potentially its price. A fan with a larger motor will have more power.

Lamp Kit

Many ceiling fans offer light kits as part of the package, but some fans are intended to increase airflow and nothing more. If your room needs overhead light, you may want to invest in one with a light fixture.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

As with many other household items, what affects your ceiling fan purchase is mostly about your room's size, your requirements, and your decorating preferences. Still, a few purchase considerations come into play that will affect the future impact your ceiling fan has, not only on your rooms but your household budget. Motor noise is one, and Energy Star or efficiency rating is another. Here's a quick reminder as you start your search.

Motor Noise

Most ceiling fans make little noise while operating, but look for information on expected motor noise so you understand how the item may affect the room.

Energy Star/Efficiency Rating

Long a standard for consumers to judge the energy-effectiveness of household appliances, Energy Star ratings are also used to indicate the efficiency of light fixtures, including ceiling fans.

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Emerson Ceiling Fans
$21.87 $32.00
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RM3382 Features Light fixture Product Type: Ceiling Fan Housings Material: Steel Size: 13'' - 18'' Lighting Type: Ceiling Lighting... Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 15.8'' Overall Product Weight: 0.2 lbs read more

Emerson Ceiling Fans Atomical Cover Plate Light Fixture
Emerson Ceiling Fans
$24.49 $32.00
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RM3382 Features Light fixture Product Type: Ceiling Fan Housings Material: Steel Size: 13'' - 18'' Lighting Type: Ceiling Lighting... Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 15.8'' Overall Product Weight: 0.2 lbs read more

Emerson Ceiling Fans Atomical Cover Plate Light Fixture
Casa Vieja
$224.95 $299.99
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This modern brushed nickel ceiling fan from Casa Vieja features a sleek design and opal glass light kit. This modern brushed nicke...l ceiling fan features impeccable style and a clean, crisp look. Five curved, silver finish blades with a white opal integrated light give this fan its distinct eye-catching style. From the Capri™ Collection by Casa Vieja. Dual mountable. read more

52" Casa Vieja Capri Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan with Light
Possini Euro Design
$399.95 $499.99
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Carved solid wood blades add to the designer look of this energy efficient ceiling fan with LED downlight. The Nemesis ceiling fan... from Possini Euro Design is a contemporary style design that is an ideal addition to modern home decorating aesthetics. This brushed nickel finish motor design comes with three carved solid wood blades in a rich wood-tone finish. It's equipped with an integrated LED downlight that offers energy-efficient, ambient lighting. Only included 6" downrod can be used for installation. read more

56" Nemesis Brushed Nickel-Wood Blade LED Ceiling Fan
Casa Vieja
$204.95 $329.99
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This bronze ceiling fan has five reversible cherry/walnut blades and clear and frosted glass shades for warm illumination. A clean... and simple look for any area of the house. This dual mount ceiling fan has a bronze finish motor and five reversible walnut/cherry finished blades, making this design a versatile choice. Four clear and frosted glass shades add sophistication to this stunning look. From the Trilogy ceiling fan collection. read more

Casa Trilogy Frosted Glass Bronze Ceiling Fan
Casa Vieja
$369.95 $469.99
at Lamps Plus

A white motor is paired with white blades and a five-light integrated light, giving this ceiling fan an illumination option. Timel...ess and versatile, this ceiling fan features a white finished motor with five expansive and efficient matching blades. An included wall control makes this design easy to use and control, while five lights add illumination. From the Casa Vieja Belle Grove™ collection. read more

60" Casa Belle Grove 5-Light White Ceiling Fan
Casa Vieja
$399.95 $499.99
at Lamps Plus

Offer illumination and a cooling breeze to your space with this brushed steel finish ceiling fan. Timeless and versatile, this cei...ling fan features a brushed steel finished motor with five expansive and efficient matching silver blades. An included wall control makes this design easy to use and control, while five lights add illumination. From the Casa Vieja Belle Grove™ collection. read more

70" Casa Belle Grove 5-Light Steel Ceiling Fan
Casa Vieja
$204.95 $329.99
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A clean, classic ceiling fan design in antique brass from Casa Vieja. A clean and simple look for seating areas, kitchens and more.... Dual mount fan with antique brass finish motor and five walnut/cherry finished reversible blades. Pull chain and three-speed control. From the Casa Vieja ceiling fan collection. Deeper canopy, product (R0107), is required for optional control. read more

52" Casa Vieja Trilogy™ Brass - Amber Ceiling Fan
FaucetDirect
$189.58 $268.00
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Delta Electronics, SIG110H, Exhaust Fan, BreezSignature, Fans, Combination, Features: Soft Start and Lock Protection Functions Pre...cision Engineered to Run Continuously for 70,000 Hours Humidity Sensor Regulates Airflow and Automatically Adjusts to Maintain Desired Moisture Levels. Highly Efficient DC Motor Uses 74% Less Power than Average AC Motor LED Indicator Conveniently Illuminates Blue or Amber. UL Listed for Ceiling and Wall-Mount Installation and for use over a Bathtub or Shower HVI Certi read more

Delta Electronics SIG110H White Fans Delta Electronics SIG110H 110 CFM 0.3 Sone
LightingDirect
$214.20 $278.46
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Volume Lighting, V6192, Ceiling Fans, Andalusia, Fans, Indoor Ceiling Fans, 5 Blade 52 Indoor Ceiling Fan with Rosewood / Walnut B...lades from the Andalusia Collection Stylish and superior, this 52 blade indoor ceiling fan with delightful rosewood / walnut blades. Features: Indoor Ceiling Fan Stem Mount Sloped Ceiling Canopy Included Specifications: Number of Blades: 5 Blade Span: 52 Blade Finish: Rosewood / Walnut Speeds: 3 read more

VOLUME Lighting V6192 Vintage Bronze / Antique Gold Fans Volume Lighting V6192

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