The Importance of Choosing the Right Size Ceiling Fan

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a ceiling fan is the size of the room where it will be installed. Ceiling fans come in different sizes, and choosing the right size is crucial for both the efficiency and aesthetics of the fan. If your fan is too small for the room, it won’t provide enough cooling, while if it’s too large, it will look out of place and may not be able to properly circulate air.

Features to Look for in a Ceiling Fan

When choosing a ceiling fan, there are several features to consider:

  • Remote Control: A ceiling fan with a remote control allows you to easily adjust the speed and direction of the fan without having to get up from your seat.
  • Reversible Motor: A reversible motor allows you to change the direction of the fan, which is important for both cooling and heating.
  • LED Lighting: LED lighting is energy-efficient and provides bright, long-lasting illumination.
  • Quiet Operation: If you’re looking for a ceiling fan that won’t disturb your peace and quiet, look for one with a quiet operation.
  • Energy Efficiency: Look for a ceiling fan that is energy-efficient, as this will help you save money on your energy bills in the long run.

Maintenance and Durability

Finally, it’s important to consider the maintenance and durability of your ceiling fan. Look for fans that are easy to clean and maintain, and choose a fan that is made from high-quality materials to ensure its longevity.

Which direction should my fan spin?

The #1 cooling question we receive from our customers is: which way is my ceiling fan supposed to be spinning for Summer/Winter? In the summertime, the idea behind having a ceiling fan on, would be to create a “wind chill” effect. The breeze blowing against your skin makes the room feel cooler, without actually decreasing the temperature.

This would be achieved by running the fan in the counter-clockwise direction. In the winter, when you have the heat on in your home. The heat will rise to the ceiling and create pocket of hot air at the ceiling. Reversing the fan will circulate this warm air, making the room feel warmer overall. This would be achieved by running the blades clockwise. The video below gives a great visual representation of this.


At Fan Doctor, we hope that this guide has helped you choose the perfect ceiling fan for your home. Whether you’re looking for a traditional or modern style, a fan with LED lighting or a quiet operation, we have the expertise and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. So why wait? Call us for your new ceiling fan today and enjoy a cool and comfortable home all year round.