How to Choose a Ceiling Fan
From our research, generally the key recommended considerations are the room size, ceiling height and lighting kits.
1. Room size: 44” or 54” sized fans?
Firstly, the measurement of the fan sized we were told is NOT measured from the diameter of blade tip spinning path. It was rather complicated and we gave up trying to understand it. If anyone knows please let us know. As recommended by several sellers, for optimal performance:
For room size below 100 square feet
(typical old HDB 4R common bedroom) - use size around 44”
For room size 100 to 200 square feet
(typical old HDB 4R master bedroom) - use size around 50”
For room size 200 to 350 square feet
(typical old HDB 4R living & dining room) - use at least 54”
Standard HDB ceiling height are less than generous. Unless the ceiling fan is mounted above a non-walking path eg dining table or bed, the choices are pretty limited. For low ceilings there are a few low profile and flush mount fans available in the market. One of the smallest one we found is the KDK M11SU
Some ceiling fans models come with light kits and most have optional add-on options. It is a good way to mount one more light in the room and saves the cost of an extra light point.
With this in mind, check out our
Choosing an air-conditioner (coming soon)
Installing the ceiling fan (coming soon)