Small ceiling fans perfectly exemplifies the saying, “small but terrible.” With their effective performance and durable bodies, little could imagine that mini ceiling fans can function as well as normal-sized ceiling fans. Place them in areas where space is limited to create free-flowing air circulation, cooling you down and helping you expel heat during hot days without turning on the energy-consuming air conditioning units.
A ceiling fan’s main functionality is to provide adequate airflow in the room, no matter its size. In simple terms, airflow is the amount of air circulating within the space due to the rotation of the ceiling fan’s blades. This airflow can influence the ventilation in the room, evenly distributing the room’s heat when it's wintertime, or create a wind-chill effect, allowing you to feel cool during hot summer noons. Sufficient airflow can also lower the humidity in the room, as stagnant air increases condensation and the possible risk of dehydration.
Generally, a ceiling fan’s airflow highly depends on a number of factors; blade size, material and shape, the fan’s blade pitch, motor speed and size, the fan’s RPM, and the fan’s rated air movement are a few of these elements. Blade pitch is the degree of tilt of the fan blades that the ceiling fan can accommodate to function properly while RPM, or revolutions per minute, is the factor that measures the rate at which the fan blades spins. Air movement, often denoted as cubic feet per minute (CFM) or cubic meter per hour (CM/H), is the direct metric for the volume of airflow generated by the fan, and most fans in our collection have explicitly stated this variable for your reference. Depending on these factors, a fan can provide a large amount of airflow as a gentle breeze in a space, a small localised amount of air with a striking force, or a balance between the two.
With the advancement of technology, small ceiling fans nowadays are not restricted to just providing an ample amount of air circulation. Some manufacturers combine the lighting functionality to their ceiling fan models, producing an emerging type of dual-purpose air movers called ceiling fans with lights. These fans can either have fixed lights installed on the fan frames or come with removable light kits as additional accessories. Many of them are classified as living room ceiling fans or dining room ceilings due to the convenience they bring in these social areas.
Is a Small Ceiling Fan Right for You?
Choosing small ceiling fans for your spaces is a matter of personal preference. However, there are still certain cases in which a small ceiling fan is the best and most obvious choice. Evidently, if you have a small room, then you should choose a small ceiling fan to install in it. Not only is it proportionate to your furnishings and space but small ceiling fans can efficiently and effectively circulate the air in your small area than any other ceiling fan size. To give an estimation, small ceiling fans typically have fan blade spans within 10 to 45 inches, and they’re appropriate ventilating apparatuses for rooms less than 100 square feet.
Locations That Need Small Ceiling Fans
Rooms come in different sizes, and some rooms can’t get cool enough. Whether it’s because there are only a few small windows in the area to facilitate ventilation or there isn’t enough space to install air conditions, a room without a ceiling fan can get stifling hot during a sunny summer afternoon or too humid on rainy days. Good thing is that small ceiling fans can solve these worries, and here are some of the places in your home that would most likely need these small-but-terrible aerate machines:
Walk-in Closets: As the space that houses your clothes and possibly shoes too, most walk-in closets tend to be constricted. With an overwhelming number of shirts, pants, and dresses jampacked in a small area, it’s unavoidable that one may feel sweaty due to the still air in a closed space. Furthermore, a compact space without proper ventilation may easily accumulate dust, even if you use the area every day. Adding small ceiling fans in such places can help generate airflow while cooling you down with a gentle breeze.
Hallways: Not many people stay in hallways, as it’s built as narrow pathways rather than gathering points. Nonetheless, adding a device that can introduce a cooling wind in these places can alleviate the heat that passersby feel. For households that do not have a centralized air conditioning system, or simply feel it a waste to turn on the A/C for such a small place, small ceiling fans are their best alternatives.
Pantry: Some use cabinets as their home’s pantry. But if your household utilizes a room for food storage, then installing a small ceiling in it can help you solve a number of worries. One of them is to prevent dust accumulation in small spaces such as the case for walk-in closets. Another is to deter food spoilage that may rapidly spread to all fresh produce when there isn’t enough ventilation during rainy and humid days.
Laundry Rooms: Being exposed to hot, humid, and stagnant air for hours is very uncomfortable. Add the fact that house helps and laundry ladies are continuously moving and sweating from washing clothes, keeping a small ceiling fan on when someone uses the laundry rooms can bring some level of comfort in a busy day.
Flex / Hearth / Keeping Rooms: Some might have heard of this type of area in a house, but most people would be confused, not knowing what a keeping room is. It was a popular type of room during the American Colonial period. It is centred around the kitchen and a gathering room for housemates. Slowly, it became a reemerging trend in the real estate industry, and many Australian modern homes have added their own versions of keeping rooms in their abodes. As this small place is often warm especially in summer, installing a small ceiling fan in it can promote ventilation as you chat with your family members.
Bathrooms / Powder Rooms: Although not many choose these places as gathering spots, closed humid spaces like bathrooms and powder rooms still need ceiling fans. Letting a small ceiling fan on in a shower room can help quickly evaporate the moisture in the air, preventing moulds from appearing in the space.
Attic / Loft / Garret: High places such as attics can really reach extremely hot temperatures during summer. In certain regions, you may even feel like you’re in a sauna despite staying just a few minutes. Switching a small ceiling fan on when you’re relaxing in the loft can circulate air and make you feel cool with a strong breeze. Just make sure that you’ll turn it off before you leave, else you’re just wasting energy and money.
It is said that one should not judge a book by its cover. Here at Zest Lighting, we believe that you shouldn’t judge a ceiling fan by its size! Small ceiling fans, in particular, are powerful machines that can produce thousands of cubic meters of air per hour - that’s a lot of moving air around a space!
Whether it's black, white, or any other finish, we have small ceiling fans suitable for your room’s colour scheme and overall theme. Please get in touch with us if you have enquiries, or browse through our FAQ and blog for immediate answers. We can help you select or narrow down your choices for a ceiling fan that can make your home comfortable and fresh.