Fans are a great way to keep your home cool and comfortable during the summer months. They provide a gentle breeze that can help circulate air in your home, reducing the amount of energy needed to keep your home cool. Ceiling fans and other types of fans are also an attractive addition to any room and can add a touch of style and sophistication to your decor. Here at Dulles Electric Supply, a local lighting showroom located in Sterling, Virginia, we offer hundreds of fan options to suit your needs. Shop today!


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Tips to Find the Right Ceiling Fan Size

  1. Measure the Room: The first step to finding the right ceiling fan size is to measure the room. Measure the length and width of the room, as well as the ceiling height. Knowing the exact dimensions of the room will help you determine the right size fan for your space.
  2. Consider the Ceiling Height: The height of the ceiling also plays a role in determining the size of fan you need. Generally, a ceiling fan should be mounted at least 7 feet from the floor. If your ceiling is higher than that, you may need a larger fan to ensure adequate air circulation.
  3. Consider Your Needs: Consider the primary purpose of the fan. If you are looking for a fan to cool a large room, you may need a larger fan to ensure adequate air circulation. If you are looking for a fan to provide a decorative touch, a smaller, more stylized fan may be sufficient.
  4. Consider the Room’s Layout: Another factor to consider is the layout of the room. If the room has a lot of furniture or other obstacles that could block the airflow, you may need to go with a larger fan with more power to push air around.
  5. Check the Blade Span: The blade span is the diameter of the fan, measured from the tip of one blade to the tip of the opposite blade. The blade span should be proportional to the size of the room. Generally, fans with a blade span of 36-42 inches are best for small rooms, while fans with a blade span of 54-60 inches are best for larger rooms.
  6. Check the CFM: CFM stands for cubic feet per minute and refers to the amount of air a fan can move in one minute. The higher the CFM, the more powerful the fan is. Generally, a fan with a CFM of 2,500 is best for small rooms, while a fan with a CFM of 4,500 is best for larger rooms. Speak to a certified lighting designer for more information today!

Our Different Fan Designs & Styles

  • Table Fans. Table fans are a great option for those who don’t want to install a ceiling fan. 
  • Floor Fans. These fans are typically placed on the floor and have adjustable stand heights to provide you with the best cooling experience. 
  • Ceiling Fans. Ceiling fans are a great way to cool down a room, as they move air around the room and help to create a cooling breeze.
  • Wall Fans. Wall fans are fixed to a wall and are often used to cool specific areas within a room.


As you can see, there's more to choosing the perfect fan or ceiling fan than meets the eye. Our certified lighting designers can help you choose the perfect size of ceiling fan to meet your functional and aesthetic needs. Stop by our local lighting showroom, or browse all fans online today!