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Best Large Ceiling Fans (Reviews / Ratings)

Amy Zuckerman  |  November 10, 2016  |  3 Min. Read

Ceiling Fans

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There is a brand that popularized large fans called Big Ass Fan Company. They have done a great job marketing to a niche. However, they are not the only company to produce a very good large fan. There are better, less expensive alternatives.

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So we will look at some other different variations in different styles and configurations. But first, do you even need a big fan?

Do You Need A Large Fan?

Yes, for larger rooms or cathedral ceilings over 15 feet, you could use a larger fan. However, in terms of air distribution many of the smaller fans do deliver a high volume of CFM.

Remember, decorative lighting and fans are just that. Decorative. Sometimes a large fan looks good in a smaller space as well just because it has the right look.

How Does a Paddle Fan Actually Work?

Paddle fans work because they change the perceived temperature on your skin. It’s like winter in Boston. The temperature may be 30 degrees, but the wind can make it seem much colder. By rapidly moving air in a room, a paddle fan can decrease the perceived temperature or increase it by reversing in the winter.

Let’s look at some fans.

Minka Aire Napoli 68” - $579

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Minka Aire Napoli 68” Ceiling Fan.pngNot all ceiling fans are contemporary. They can fit beautifully with all home styles being traditional, elegant and really make a statement for this Tuscan style home.

Minka Aire Slipstream 84"- $799

Can be used with or without a light.

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The Savoy House

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Monte Carlo Max Collection 72"- $949 

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Minka Aire Iconic 60” - $199

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This fan gives you a peaceful and comfortable night’s sleep as it quietly circulates the fresh air in your bedroom.

The Monte Carlo Chloe Collection 68" - $819 

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Dark walnut blades with a tea stained mission glass.

Minka Aire Ninety Nine 99" - $899 

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The mother of large ceiling fans. Comes in 3 finishes Koa, Tobacco or Brushed Nickel.

Final Thoughts

You do not have to spend tons of money for a cute sounding name. Be smarter by buying the right fan and saving some money at the same time.

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Amy Zuckerman

Amy Zuckerman is a Lighting and Plumbing Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Amy has over 30 years of experience in the lighting and plumbing industry. When she’s not at work, you can find her going for rides in the convertible with her husband Al, and dog, diamond.

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