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# What is the optimum distance between a ceiling fan blade and the ceiling for maximum air flow in the room?

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I've a 4 ft diameter ceiling fan with 3 blades of std width (about 3") hanging at a distance of 9" from the ceiling. Floor to ceiling distance is 8'5". Problem is that when I stand at a distance of about 3 to 4 feet from the centre of the fan - there is no air-flow. So, area covered by fan is 8 ft dia (max). If I stand beyond 8 ft dia circle there is hardly any air flow. Same fan in another room is hanging at a distance of about 12" to 13" and it's covering area 12 ft dia on the floor with a reasonable air-flow. It seems that there is some co-relation between height of fan from ceiling and area covered below it. Any idea? ceiling fan The distance from the ceiling is of little importance unless ceiling is very tall. Size of fan, width of blades makes the difference. Pitch of the blades The angle, or pitch, of each ceiling fan blade is also a determining factor in how efficient a ceiling fan will be. The angle of the blade affects the amount of wind resistance and the fan's ability to blow the circulated air downward. You can find more info on this website: http://www.ceiling-fan-wizard.com/ceiling-fan-blades.html
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# What is the minimal distance between two ceiling fans?

  Answer   The distance of their palm.

# Why does a ceiling fan have only three blades?

Three bladed ceiling fans are mostly modern and have three blades for the modern look. Most ceiling fans have five blades. Many have six and some have 4. Also there is a one b

# How can you paint the blades on a ceiling fan?

It is certainly NOT recommended. You will be better off to purchase a new set of blades.

# What is wrong with ceiling fan that blades do not turn but the motor hums?

A possible reason is that the start-and-run capacitor on the fan motor has developed a fault, meaning it has gone wrong and doesn't work to start the motor any more.   If y

# Does a ceiling fan cool the room Or does it just create the illusion of cooling by moving the air?

ceiling fans only push the air around them, they have no cooling fuctionality.     Ceiling fans don't have any way of cooling the air they circulate, but that is also t

# What is the distance between the fan and ceiling?

  At least 7 foot.

# How do you Balance ceiling fan blades?

Most fans come with balancing weights. If you have none now, it's possible to use plasticine or modelling clay. Possibly the most difficult thing is deciding WHICH blade needs

# Why does a ceiling fan have only 3 blades?

personal preference, aesthetics's. It only needs one but would be unbalanced, two is the practical minimum

# How do you make more air flow from a ceiling fan?

  You turn it on.

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# If you have a HOT fireplace room in your house which direction should ceiling fan blades turn to push the heat into OTHER rooms?

You will likely find that a ceiling fan will not satisfactorily circulate air between rooms. However, you will find that setting the fan rotation to circulate air from the ce

Clockwise

# Do ceiling fans reduce room temperature?

It does not actually reduce the room temperature. It makes the room feel cooler by convection. the cooler air blows past your skin, cooling it by evaporation.

# How do you install ceiling fan replacement blades?

The blades are generally held on by 3 screws, you simply remove these, fit the new blades and use the same screws to fit them.

# Where can you find new fan blades for your ceiling fan?

If you need to replace the entire ceiling fan, you can buy replacements at Lowes, Home Depot, or even most lighting stores. If you just need new fan blades, Lowes and Home Dep

# What will happen if the ceiling fan contains six blades?

These days with most fans being installed with variable speeds the difference between 4,5 or 6 blades is mostly an aesthetic thing and air movement is similar with all styles.

# How much does a ceiling fan cool the air?

Fans don't cool the air; they actually make it a little warmer. Bycausing more air to cross the surface of your skin, fans increasethe rate of evaporation of your perspiration