What ceiling fan size do I need?

Getting the right size of a ceiling fan will not only help in increasing the aesthetics of your interior but it will also help you in saving power, efficiently.

The best ceiling fan consists of many components that allow it to function but the parts that help us determine ceiling fan size are its blades or wings (as some people like to call it). In India and in most of the places around the world, ceiling fans are measured by their fan sweep/blade span. The fan sweep is the size of the diameter of the circular shape that you see when a fan is rotating on its axis. However, there are places that measure the size of the ceiling fan only by checking the size of one singular blade from the fan.

Ceiling fans come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 300mm to 1400mm in fan sweep. But how do you determine which size is right for you? We have got just the right answer to your question along with some tips and tricks in a bid to help you make the best possible decision.

The general rule of thumb is to find the area (by multiplying the length and width) of the place you want the fan to operate in, which can be your whole room, a section of a larger room, or an outdoor place like a garden. We have made a table for your convenience which will guide you on getting the right ceiling fan size.

Ceiling Fan Size Table:

Fan Sweep Size

Type of place

Area of the place

600mm Closet rooms, Laundry rooms, Bathrooms, Storerooms Up to 7 Square meters
900mm Children bedrooms, Sitting rooms, Kitchens Up to 16.5 Square meters
1200mm Lounges, Master bedrooms, Dining rooms Up to 32.5 Square meters
1400mm Media rooms, Large Open spaces More than 32.5 Square meters

Make sure the areas where you want to install the fans are properly measured before taking any decisions.

The size of the ceiling fan is not the only factor in bringing efficient use. We have also gathered for you a few tips that will help you optimize your fan’s usage:

  • Placement of the fan:
    A ceiling fan should be installed in the middle of the ceiling to provide optimal cooling to the whole room. However, one should make proper measurements before installing a ceiling fan. So that it does not come in the way of any other electronics in the ceiling such as fire detectors or light bulbs.
  • Amount of fans:
    In some situations getting one big fan would be an unwise decision because of the way a room is shaped. In longitudinal rooms where the length of the room is more than double in proportions to the width, it would be wise to put two small fans on each side instead of one large fan in the middle.
  • Height of the fan:
    The difference between the height of the roof and the fan must be at least 7.5 inches/20 centimeters. While the difference in the height of the floor from the fan must be at least 7.5 feet/230 centimeters.