Best Small Bedroom and Living Room Paddle/Ceiling Fans

Roger Pontes  |  July 23, 2013  |  3 Min. Read

Minka Aire  |  Ceiling Fans

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Ceiling fans can be used all year round. Some people think it’s a seasonal product but it’s actually not. In the summer you can use it to keep cool and in the winter use it to move warm air around the room. Heat rises so it is a good idea to have a ceiling fan to move that hot air around the room when you have your heater on.

Standard ceiling fans are normally 44” and 52” in blade span. Some people may have a small room that requires a smaller ceiling fan. There aren't many good looking small fans. However, we detail the best below.

You should really consider CFM or cubic foot per minute. This is a measurement of how many cubes of air the fan actually moves. One fan in particular will surprise you.

The Best Small Ceiling Fans

Spacesaver 26” by Minka-Aire - F510-WH ($150-$175)

  • 26” 3 Blades with a 14 Degree Blade Pitch
  • Flush Mount Install Ideal For Low Ceilings (10 ¾” total height)
  • 4-Speed Full Range Dimmer Wall Control (Optional Remote Control Sold Separately)
  • 50W Integrated Halogen Light
  • Airflow CFM of 1,250
  • Available in White, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and Brushed Steel Finishes
  • Lifetime Motor Warranty
minka aire spacesaver ceiling fanF510 WH

Supra 32” by Minka-Aire - F562-BS ($130-$150)

  • 3-Speed Pull Chain Control
  • Universal Light Kit Adaptable (Sold Separately)
  • 32” 6-Ply Warp Resistant with a 22 Degree Blade Pitch
  • Lifetime Motor Warranty
  • Wall Control or Remote Control Adaptable (Sold Separately)
  • Available in White, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and Brushed Steel Finishes
  • Airflow CFM of 5,995

minka aire supra ceiling fan F562 BS

Sundance 42” by Minka-Aire - F572-ORB ($150-$160)

  • 42” 5 Blades with a 12 Degree Blade Pitch
  • Stainless Steel Hardware and All Weather Blades
  • 3-Speed Pull Chain Control (Remote or Wall control sold separately)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Use UL Listed for Wet Locations
  • Light Kits Sold Separately
  • Airflow CFM of 3,064
  • Available in White or Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Lifetime Motor Warranty

minka aire sundance ceiling fan F572 ORB

Wailea 31” by Casablanca – 41U45D ($219)

  • Traditional Indoor/Outdoor fan
  • 31” Blade Span
  • Available in White, Brushed Nickel, and Brushed Cocoa
  • (6) Blades at 25 Degrees Pitch
  • 3-Speed Pull Chain Control
  • Airflow CFM of 3,127
casablanca wailea ceiling fan 41U45D

My Opinion

If you’re looking for a small fan to get some good air movement and keep your room cool, I would recommend the Minka Aire Supra 32”. This small ceiling fan has an airflow CFM of 5,995. That is more CFM than most 52” ceiling fans. It’s also available in some of the most popular finishes such as Brushed Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and White. For $150 you can get this good quality ceiling fan with a lifetime motor warranty. You can also add a light kit as well.

Couple of additional notes. You need at least a 7 foot ceiling by most state codes to acommodate a fan. Also, turn off the fan when you are not in the room. Paddle fans work by wind chill or perceived temperature on your skin. They do not actually lower the temperature.

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Roger Pontes has been with Yale Appliance + Lighting for over 10 years. He’s worked in both the lighting and appliance department over the years. Roger truly enjoys helping people. He’s a married father of 2 kids, a boy and a girl. On his spare time Roger enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports.

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