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Ceiling fan size – isn’t it just a matter of how big you want it to be, or how much you want to spend? Welcome to your ultimate destination for understanding how to select the perfect ceiling fan sizes for your space – because there’s a lot more you need to know.

Whether you’re working your way through the almost endless options available or seeking to optimise your comfort, efficiency and style in your Brisbane or Sunshine Coast home, you’ve found the right resource. Here at Static Electrics, we’re dedicated to ensuring your spaces are as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible – thanks to our extensive range of electrical services and solutions, including finding and installing the ideal ceiling fan for your needs and preferences.

The importance & benefits of ceiling fans

Especially as running the air conditioner became so oppressively expensive, ceiling fans have become an increasingly indispensable part of comfortable living in Australia – offering both aesthetic appeal and functional benefits. By facilitating air circulation, ceiling fans help with cooling rooms efficiently, reducing the need for air conditioning in summer and then – in the cooler months – redistributing the warm air that rises to the ceiling, maintaining a warm and comfortable environment with very cheap running costs.

Beyond temperature control, ceiling fans also add a touch of style and chic to any room, with designs ranging from modern minimalistic to classic and elaborate.

Why ceiling fan size matters

But let’s get back to our ceiling fan size guide: because the size is more than just personal preference and the size of your budget. In reality, the size of the ceiling fan is crucial for its performance and efficiency. A fan that’s too small for a room won’t circulate air effectively, leaving hot or cold spots. And on the other hand, a fan that’s too big for its space creates an uncomfortable amount of air movement and consumes way more energy – and money – than is needed. The right ceiling fan size ensures optimal air flow, energy efficiency and comfort – besides looking great within the space!

Ceiling fan size Calculator Australia

Our ceiling fan size calculator is crafted to assist you in selecting the ideal ceiling fan size for your space, guaranteeing effective air flow and maximum comfort. Just input the dimensions you’ve measured and hit “Calculate” to discover the suggested fan size tailored for your room.

Ceiling Fan Calculator


1. Measure your room

Calculate the square metre space by multiplying the length by the width of the room – a crucial measurement for determining the fan size for room.

2. Use our ceiling fan size calculator

To determine the ideal ceiling fan size for your room using a simple calculation, use this formula: Multiply the length of the room by its width to find the room’s area in square meters – and then refer back to our section above about understanding ceiling fan dimensions.

This simple calculation ensures you will select a ceiling fan that provides optimal airflow and comfort for the exact size of your space.

3. Consider ceiling height

Is there a standard ceiling fan size? Well, there are standard ceiling fan mounts, which are ideal for rooms up to a grand ceiling height of 8 feet (2.4m) or so. If your ceilings are even higher than that, ask your installer about a downrod, which ensures the fan is positioned optimally for ultra-efficient air circulation.

4. Indoor vs. outdoor

For outdoor areas, or bigger rooms with high moisture, as is the case in Brisbane & beyond, consider fans that are specifically designed for outdoor use to ensure durability against weather and humidity.

5. Select the right fan size

Based on your calculations, considerations, preferences and budget, select the fan that matches the recommended ceiling fan size for your room and the style, design and price you like the most. You could refer to a fan size for room chart for quick reference, but we’ll summarise them for you:

  • Up to 15 m2, go for 107-122cm fans
  • Between 15-25 m2, go for 122-142cm fans
  • For over 25 m2, it’s best to buy fans larger than 142cm.

6. Installation

Always consider the most professional installation you can find, by licensed electricians near you with experience, know-how and all the right service benefits, including same-day service, upfront pricing, at least 10 year workmanship guarantees, and friendly, prompt enquiry replies and service.

Understanding ceiling fan sizes & dimensions

So: how are ceiling fan sizes quantified, exactly? First, it’s about the diameter of their blade span, which is the distance from one fan blade tip to the opposite blade tip. Common sizes range from:

  • Small (approx 70 – 90cm) for bathrooms and laundries
  • Medium (approx 100 – 120cm) for bedrooms and kitchens
  • Large (120cm – 2m+) for living rooms or large & outdoor spaces.

Ceiling fan sizes Australia: Take the next step

Choosing the right ceiling fan size is not just about aesthetics – it’s about maximising comfort, cost-effectiveness, and the overall ambiance and value of your space. With the right fan, enjoy a more comfortable home year-round whilst lowering your energy bills – all with the help of Static Electrics.

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We offer the full range of ceiling fan advice, installation, maintenance and repair services – and everything else you may need in the electrical, air conditioning and solar power realms across all suburbs across the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane & beyond.

From the ceiling fan size guide Australia residents trust to professional installation services and much, much more, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Check out Static Electrics today and take the first step towards a cooler, more comfortable and more cost-efficient home today.

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