How to Choose a Ceiling Fan

Need a new ceiling fan but don’t know where to start?

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most important things you need to consider when choosing a ceiling fan for your home, and how the team at BDW can help.

What to Consider When Buying a Ceiling Fan

Choosing a ceiling fan may seem like a simple decision, but there are some important considerations you need to make when choosing the right one for your home.

The Room It’s Installed In

The room you intend to install your ceiling fan in is one of the biggest things you need to take into account when choosing the right product for you.

You need to think of the size and shape of the room, how much airflow you have with and without the fan on and even how often the room will be used.

Height of Your Ceiling

The height of the room’s ceiling is another important thing. This will help determine the size of the fan you need to meet your requirements.

Indoor Versus Outdoor

Certain fans are only suited to being used indoors whereas others can also be installed in alfresco areas. This is something you will need to investigate when deciding which fan is right for you and your family.

Size of Fan

How big do you want your fan to be? Is it a feature or something you want to “blend” into the framework of your home? Think about it before making your final purchase.

Colour & Shape

There used to be a time when white, straight blades were the only choice you had when it came to fans. These days, you have a range of options so you can customise your selection to suit your home.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is very important when choosing the right fan for your home. You want to choose something that won’t dramatically increase your electricity bills or contribute to climate change negatively.


Some fans come with in-built lighting and others don’t. Whether you need an additional lighting source is something you have to take into account when choosing your fan.


While we don’t have electricians on hand to install your ceiling fan, we do recommend you don’t try to install it yourself. As such, make sure you have a qualified professional on standby to do the job for you.

How Builders Discount Warehouse Can Help

For a variety of quality, aesthetically pleasing ceiling fans you can’t go past, talk to our experts.

At Builders Discount Warehouse, we have a range of accessories and appliances to take your design to the next level. Our qualified, experienced team members are some of the best in the business and can help make your renovation as smooth as possible.

To purchase your ceiling fan from the renovation experts, contact the team at Builders Discount Warehouse today.