A Guide to Finding the Right Size Ceiling Fans with Lights – Arranmore Lighting & Fans
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Finding the Right Size Ceiling Fans with Lights

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The ideal fan size depends on the size of the room or area where it is to be installed. Fans with a larger blade span can circulate air through a greater space than is possible with a smaller fan, but this is not the only way to generate adequate airflow in a big room. You can also install two small fans, spaced equidistantly. Selecting fans with lights will also provide more illumination in the room than you would have with just one fan.

One useful rule of thumb when installing two fans is to set them up so that the distance between them is twice the distance of each fan from the nearest wall. This will ensure optimal spacing.

The height of your ceiling is another important factor. If your ceiling is under eight feet high, you should probably get a flush-mount fan (also called a hugger fan). These types of fans have no downrod; they’re designed to “hug” the ceiling to ensure that there is plenty of room below.

If your ceiling is more than nine feet high, you should consider a fan with a longer-than-usual downrod. Basically, the higher your ceiling, the longer the downrod should be.

What to Look for in Ceiling Fans with Lights

Not all modern ceiling fans with lights are alike—they can differ significantly in their features and capabilities. To get the most out of your fan, you should pick a model that provides you with multiple options that complement your lifestyle preferences. We’ve already covered how to select fans of the right size, but what about the other design aspects of these fixtures?

Here are some common options you may wish to look for when shopping for ceiling fans with lights:

Handheld remote control - Ceiling fans with lights and remote are easier to adjust than old-fashioned pull chains or wall controls. With a handheld remote, you don’t even need to leave your chair to change the settings.

LED bulbs - These are more energy-efficient and longer-lasting than incandescent bulbs. Dimmable LED bulbs provide additional lighting options.

Reversible motor - Many homeowners like to reverse their fan’s blade direction in the winter to create an updraft.

Rated for damp locations - If your fan is to be installed in an outdoor location, such as a covered porch, be sure that the equipment has been designed to withstand damp weather conditions. Plastic blades, which do not warp when exposed to moisture, are very helpful in these kinds of installations.

Always consider the specific characteristics of the room, including climate conditions, prior to selecting your ceiling fan.

How to Buy a Ceiling Fan

Once you’ve figured out exactly where your fan(s) will be installed, and your preferred operational options, you need to find the specific model that suits you most. Fortunately, you’re already in the right place—Arranmore Lighting has the best ceiling fans with lights available on the internet, and there is a wide variety of models to choose from.

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About Arranmore Lighting Ceiling Fans

Based in Cornelius, North Carolina, Arranmore Lighting is a family-owned business with more than twenty years' experience in designing and selling ceiling fans for consumer use. Arranmore’s ceiling fan inventory includes flush-mounted Jaxon models as well as Santiago and Auri models that come in a range of downrod lengths. All fans are covered by a three-year limited warranty.