Ceiling Fans & Ceiling Fan Installation
One of the mistakes homeowners make is purchasing a ceiling fan without first taking the necessary steps to make sure it is the right fit for the room.
The first step is to determine the appropriate sized fan for the room it will be installed in. In a small room (8’ x 10’), we suggest installing a 30-inch ceiling fan. For a medium sized room (12’ x 12’), a 42-inch is best. We recommend a 52-inch ceiling fan if you have a larger room (18’ x 20’).
A ceiling fan should never be installed directly above a bed, for safety reasons. When you install a ceiling fan, make sure the fan blades are at least 8 inches below the ceiling, 18 inches away from the walls, and 8 to 9 feet off the floors. Before installation, make sure that your home’s wiring will support the fan’s voltage so as to prevent electrical surges. If you are unsure or have any questions, speak with a licensed electrician before doing the installation work.
More and more Austin homeowners are installing exterior ceiling fans along with outdoor lighting to create comfortable patio spaces.