Ceiling fans aren’t given the respect they deserve—at least, they don’t in our opinion. Some people give them very little thought and others think of them as eyesores. We, on the other hand, have a different opinion about them. We feel that they’re an indispensable tool that can be used to circulate air in the home and help lower air conditioning and heating costs. That’s one of the reasons why we’ve decided to find out which of these fans were the best and review them. What we’ve discovered are the best ceiling fans available. Let’s go ahead and take a quick look at them.

Quick Summary of the Best Ceiling Fans

Best Overall: Harbor Breeze Mason 44-Inch Ceiling Fan

When most people think of ceiling fans, they think of blocky fans with ugly lighting fixtures and pull cords that are long enough to strangle anyone walking underneath the fan. However, for people who think that we’d be willing to venture that they haven’t seen this fan. This fan has a beautiful modern design that will fit into the decor of just about any home. It’s most definitely a fan that’s a departure from the design of the ceiling fans of the past. It’s a 44-inch fan that has three blades, and a dome light that looks very nice. It’s also free of the pull cord that so many of us has had to put up with for so long. Instead, it includes a better way for the consumer to turn it on and off.

This fan has a mid-body layout, a powerful motor, and an integrated led light fixture that casts more than enough light. This light is dimmable and has an 18-watt LED module that competes quite well with standard light fixtures. This ceiling fan also has a flush-mount design that can be used with both high ceilings and ceilings that are lower. Another thing worth mentioning about this fan is that it has a three-speed reversible motor. It also comes with a remote control that can be stored in the included wall cradle, so it doesn’t get lost. And best of all, this fan delivers up to 4,445 cubic-feet-per-minute of air movement. c

What we liked about it
This fan moves a lot of air.
It has a very modern design.

Best Value: Prominence Home Alvina Low-Profile Fan

For our readers who don’t mind the look of a conventional ceiling fan but are instead more concerned with what they pay for it, this fan is probably a must-have. That’s because this ceiling fan is less expensive than most of the other fans that we’ve reviewed, but it still provides a good value for the consumer. We think that it’s one of the better ceiling fans made today, even though it looks like any other conventional fan. This model is designed for small to medium-sized rooms, which means that it’s perfect for rooms up to 350 square feet in size. That makes it a good choice for dining rooms, bedrooms or even bedrooms.

This model is equipped with a reversible motor that’s powerful enough to spin this unit’s 5-blades but is quiet enough for it to be used in a room where people are sleeping. Since the blades are two-sided and the motor is reversible, it can be set for either warm conditions or reversed for cold conditions. This allows the consumer to save money on their energy bills. This fan can also be flush-mounted using the two-piece CRS hugger mounting system that’s enclosed with it. Taking all of its features into consideration, we think that this is a decent ceiling fan. Sure, it might not be the style we would prefer, but we do think that it’s a quality model worth buying.

What we liked about it
This model has a reversible motor.
It’s an inexpensive ceiling fan.

Best Stylish: Reiga 52-Inch 6-Speed Ceiling Fan

We think that the main problem people are going to have with this fan is its price. This product is by far one of the more expensive fans that we’ve ever reviewed. However, it’s also one of the more stylish and well-designed fans we’ve reviewed, too. It’s also a fan that’s equipped with more features than just about any other fan we’ve seen. That includes its remote control that’s used to turn the fan on/off and replaces the pull cord that was often found on older ceiling fans. Sure, the remote control doesn’t come with a battery, and the consumer has to buy their own, but that’s a minor oversight by the manufacturer.

One of the features we like about this fan is that it’s LED color temperature can be changed from a 3000K warm white to a 5700K cool white and up to an 8700K full light–all depending on the needs of the consumer. It also comes with a reversible motor that allows it to save the user money all year round. Additional features that can be found on this model include a 1/2/4/8 timing function, mute rotation, and a 52-inch size. It’s also worth mentioning that this fan is extremely quiet, so the consumer can not only use it in their family room, dining room or living room, but they can also easily install it in their bedroom.

What we liked about it
Its light has three different color temperatures.
It has a reversible motor.
It has a stylish look to it.

Best Affordable: Prominence Home 52-Inch Low-Profile Fan

Even though we can’t place this ceiling fan at the top of our list, we do think that it’s a decent model. The only complaint that we have about it is that the LED frosted globe light kit seems a bit dim. This fan comes with an 8.5-watt bulb that delivers 800 lumens and has a 3000K color temperature. We feel that it would’ve been better if the light generated just a bit more light. Having said that, there are some features that we like about this model. One of those features that we like is that it has a low profile design that makes it perfect to install in rooms that have low ceilings.

Another thing that we like about this fan is that it has a reversible motor that’s whisper-quiet. It has three speeds, and its reversible design helps consumers to cut down on their energy bills both during the summer and during the winter. This fan has a 52-inch diameter, weighs approximately 15 pounds, and is designed for rooms anywhere from 350 to 450 square feet in size. And another thing we’d like to add is that this product isn’t as expensive as some of the more modern ones available. Taking all of these factors into consideration, it’s easy to see why many of our readers are going to like it.

What we liked about it
It works pretty well.
It doesn’t cost a whole lot.

The Ultimate Guide To Buying A Ceiling Fan

Once we’ve reviewed some of the best ceiling fans available, we could’ve stopped there but we wanted to give our readers a little bit more information on the subject. As a result, this guide was born. In this guide, we’re going to equip our readers with everything they need to know to buy a ceiling fan that fits in with the décor of their home and has the features that they need. Let’s get started with some of the more common ceiling fans available and work our way from there. 

Step One: Choose A Ceiling Fan Type

Anyone who thinks that there is only one type of ceiling fan isn’t well versed on the subject because there are several different types of ceiling fans currently manufactured and each of these ceiling fan types has their pros and cons. Let’s take a closer look at them and see the difference between them.

The Hanging Propeller

This is the type of ceiling fan that most people think of when they think of these types of fans. It’s called the hanging propeller because it looks like a plane’s propeller that’s hanging upside down from the ceiling. Although there is nothing inherently wrong with this type of fan and they generally work well, some people feel that they have a dated look. They also tend to have that long drawstring that hangs from it and is used to turn it on or off. Many people consider that pull string to be very unsightly.

Directional Ceiling Fans

Another common type of ceiling fan is the directional fan. Unlike hanging propeller models, directional ceiling fans aren’t designed to ventilate an entire room but merely a portion of it. The biggest positive worth mentioning about these fans is that they can deliver the maximum amount of air to a specific area of the room and do it quite easily. 

Rotational Ceiling Fans

These fans are designed to be used in several different ways. They can provide whole room ventilation like a propeller ceiling fan and they can also provide ventilation for only a specific area of the room like a directional ceiling fan. These fans are easy to recognize because they feature fans that spin independently on an axis while their regular blades are spinning. 

Step Two: Consider The Most Common Ceiling Fan Styles

Now that we’ve discussed the most common types of ceiling fans available, it’s time to turn our attention to the different styles of fans available. And fortunately, when it comes to these types of fans, there is a wide selection of different styles available. Let’s examine some of the most common ones.

Contemporary Fan: These ceiling fans are also known as modern, and are characterized by their clean lines and single color motifs. They work well with just about any decor.

Traditional Fan: These fans have a traditional look that goes well with older or rustic homes. 

Transitional Fan: This fan is a cross between contemporary and traditional ceiling fans. They have clean lines but also have some sort of decorative feature added to them.

Tropical Fans: Also known as Palm Leaf Ceiling Fans, these models have a coastal or tropical feel to them. 

Step Three: Consider The Ceiling Fan’s Light

It’s also a good idea for the consumer to think about the light that’s attached to the ceiling fan or if they even need a light at all. When it comes to ceiling fans, consumers usually have a choice between spotlight lighting, branched lighting or domed lighting. Spotlight lighting features a light that points downward, branched lighting features several lights that are usually arranged in different directions and domed lighting features a dome covering the light. For the most part, the one the consumer chooses is the one that most matches the decor of the home, so it’s a personal decision. 

Step Four: Consider A Reversible Motor

Another thing to consider is whether you need a fan with a reversible motor. A reversible motor allows the user to switch the direction of the fan from one way to another way. This allows the fan to be more energy efficient during both the winter and summer months. It’s a feature that we feel is underrated and one that people should consider—especially if they like saving money on their energy bills. 

Additional Features To Consider

We’d like to discuss in this guide are some of the other features the consumer might want to think about before deciding on a ceiling fan. Not all of the following features are needed by everyone, so it’s up to the consumer to decide which features will make their life easier or more comfortable. 

  • Remote Control Operation
  • Fan Blade Size
  • Blade Pitch
  • LED Lighting