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  • Honeywell Carnegie Industrial Farmhouse LED Ceiling Fan

  • Home Decorators Collection Kensgrove LED Ceiling Fan

  • Honeywell Palm Island Ceiling Fan

  • Hunter Fan Company Crestfield Low Profile with 3 Lights

  • Honeywell Carmel Ceiling Fan

  • Harbor Breeze Mazon Flush Mount Ceiling Fan

  • How to pick the right ceiling fan for your room

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Honeywell Carnegie Industrial Farmhouse LED Ceiling Fan

The Honeywell Carnegie is a top-rated ceiling fan for a reason, providing a good all-around blade size of 52 inches, reversible motor, integrated modern lighting kit, and multiple mounting options. Whether you need to mount this at typical ceiling heights, tall ceiling heights, or on a slope, the Carnegie can do just about anything—and look great in the process.

Just about the only downside here is the lack of a pull chain. You’ll need to keep the remote handy to adjust the speed or direction of the blades, which can be a bit annoying if you don’t change it that often.

Pros

  • Includes remote

  • Modern styling

  • Flexible mounting options

Cons

  • No pull chain

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Home Decorators Collection Kensgrove LED Ceiling Fan

The Home Decorators Collection Kensgrove fan has a massive 62-inch blade size. It will absolutely dominate even the biggest rooms, with an integrated light kit to provide a little extra illumination. Its design will fit classic, contemporary, and modern styles, and it can even be mounted in outdoor wet locations, giving you a ton of options.

Pros

  • Indoor and outdoor-ready

  • Massive 72-inch size

  • Includes remote

Cons

  • No pull chain

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Honeywell Palm Island Ceiling Fan

Honeywell’s Palm Island Indoor/Outdoor fan is another great all-around choice with a 52-inch blade size, multiple mounting options, compatibility with both the included pull chain and optional remotes, and a reversible motor. If you have the kind of home and space to complement the palm design, this ceiling fan will be a perfect choice.

Pros

  • Outdoor-ready

  • Works with remote or pull chain

  • Reversible motor

Cons

  • Doesn’t move much air in large rooms

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Hunter Fan Company Crestfield Low Profile with 3 Lights

The Hunter Crestfield is your classic ceiling fan, with a low-profile design that can be flush-mounted even in rooms with lower ceilings. It provides an integrated lighting kit that will throw tons of light, and it has a full range of fan speeds and direction. It comes with a pull chain for control, but you can buy an optional remote if you want, as well.

The only thing we’d caution here is this low-profile version isn’t suitable for very tall or sloped ceilings, since it mounts flush to the ceiling and won’t provide much upper clearance. The 42-inch blades are also perfect for a bedroom or small room, but may not do enough in a bigger space. You can get a downrod-compatible version of this same fan that also includes larger 52-inch blades, solving both issues if you otherwise like the classic design.

Pros

  • Works with pull chain or remote

  • Low profile mounting

  • Classic styling

Cons

  • Remote sold separately

  • Not for large rooms or 10-foot ceilings

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Honeywell Carmel Ceiling Fan

The Honeywell Carmel is another excellent all-around fan that’ll work in a wide variety of rooms, complement both classic and contemporary designs, and cap off a room without stealing the show. It comes with a remote control, is available in a variety of colors, and can run at multiple speeds and in either direction.

The integrated LED light kit can sometimes be an issue on other fans that use proprietary bulbs, but the Carmel has three 40-watt bulbs that just need to fit inside the bowl structure. As a result, this fan will throw a great deal of diffuse, even light, unlike other fans that tend to have multiple exposed bulbs pointing in all different directions.

Pros

  • Low profile design

  • Multiple mounting options

  • Includes remote

Cons

  • No pull chain

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Harbor Breeze Mazon Flush Mount Ceiling Fan

If you have a tight space and don’t need much airflow, this is a great option. Ideal for a small bathroom or entryway, this 44-inch fan has three blades and a low-profile design. Though it’ll look most at home in a more modern setting, the brushed nickel should complement any similar fixtures in your home. Otherwise, this is a very well-reviewed fan that’s easy to install and can operate at multiple speeds as needed.

Pros

  • Flush mount

  • Short blades fit anywhere

  • Integrated light

Cons

  • No pull chain

How to pick the right ceiling fan for your room

Since it’s a fixed part of your home—and kind of a pain to swap out once you’ve installed it—it’s important to pick the right ceiling fan for your space.

The first thing to figure out is the size of the blades that you need to move air around your room. If you plan to actually use the fan to help your room feel cooler or warmer based on the season, it needs to have blades large enough to effectively move air.

Though not perfect for every situation, here’s the basic guide to figuring out how large of a ceiling fan you need for your space:

200 square feet or smaller: 44 inches or smaller
300 square feet or smaller: 52 inches or smaller
400 square feet or smaller: 62 inches or smaller
500 square feet or larger: larger than 62 inches

If you’re replacing an existing fan, you can simply measure the blades of the one you have and adjust from there. If you do not currently have a fan where you plan to install one, it’s important that you figure out whether the fan will bump into any sloped ceilings and whether there’s enough structural support at the light fixture to support the fan’s weight.

The second thing you need to figure out is how you’ll mount the ceiling fan, and at what height. If you have a standard eight- or nine-foot ceiling, then you can likely use a flush or semi-flush mount, but you may want to have a low-profile fan that will leave you plenty of headroom so you’re not bumping into the pull chains or accidentally stretching and hitting a fan while running.

If you have larger ceilings—like 10 feet or higher—then you’ll likely want to use a downrod. A downrod is a hollow rod that typically attaches to a ball joint at the ceiling. It extends down, anywhere from four inches to several feet, and the ceiling-fan motor hangs off of it.

In huge rooms like that, you want your ceiling fan to have at least 10 inches of clearance above the blades and nine to 10 feet of clearance below, so you’ll need to figure out your downrod length to hit that sweet spot. You’ll also definitely want a fan that can be controlled by a remote if it’s that high up.

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TJ Donegan

TJ Donegan

Executive Editor

@TJDonegan

TJ is the Executive Editor of Reviewed.com. He is a Massachusetts native and has covered electronics, cameras, TVs, smartphones, parenting, and more for Reviewed. He is from the self-styled "Cranberry Capitol of the World," which is, in fact, a real thing.

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