Ceiling Fan / April 23, 2018 / Anne Perkins
Ceiling fans need additional support from above and need to be anchored solidly to a ceiling joist. But if the joist is not located in the center of the room where the fan is to mounted, a special ceiling fan mounting bracket with spiked ends should be installed between joists. A licensed electrician will be able to install the fan securely and take care of the wiring.
Here are a few more tips to consider while you're shopping for the right fan(s). The size of the room determines the span of the blade you should be looking for. You'll find blade spans that range between 29\" to 56\". The smallest blade span will work for a room that is no bigger than 50 square feet while a 36\" blade span will service an area of approximately 70' to 80' square feet. Larger rooms, such as 100 square feet need at least a 42\" blade span and a room that is larger than 100 square feet should have a fan with the longest blade span you can find.