Ceiling Fan Buying Guide for Kichler Lighting

Written by: Erica Spangler

Design Specialist

Use this guide to familiarize yourself with Kichler ceiling fans and how to find the best one for your home or commercial space.

Indoor vs Outdoor

Indoor Fans

  • Wider variety
  • Multiple finishes and styles
  • Base size on room's square footage

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Outdoor Fans

UL listed for damp or wet

Can be installed both indoors and outdoors

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Ceiling Fan Sizing
Measure the square footage of the room and then use that to determine what blade span (fan diameter) you would need.

Room Sq Ft

Less Than 90 sq ft

90 - 100 sq ft
100 - 150 sq ft
Greater Than 150 sq ft

Ceiling Fan Size

Up to 40 inches

41 - 50 inches
51 - 60 inches
61+ inches or multiple fans

Downrod Size

Measure the height of your ceilings to determine the necessary length of your downrods.

Ceiling Height

8 foot ceiling

9 foot ceiling
Greater Than 9 Foot Ceiling

Downrod Length

4-6 inches (typically included)

12 inches recommended
Greater Than 12 inches


Motor Type

Motor type will determine the amount of energy is used and the cost of the motor.

AC Motor

  • Alternating Current electric motor
  • More common ceiling fan motor type
  • Initial costs more affordable

DC Motor

  • Direct Current electric motor
  • Operates at a cooler temperature
  • Weighs Less
  • Virtually silent operation
  • Easier installation
  • Lifetime energy costs lower
Other Features to Consider


  • Energy efficient
  • Saves you money and energy
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR label

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Controller Included

  • More convenient
  • Wall or remote options
  • Control your fan in a multitude of ways

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Light Kit Included

  • Enjoy a fan and overhead lighting
  • Ambient and down lighting available
  • Great for bedrooms

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