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Choose your ideal fan

Step 1.

Where will you install your ceiling fan?

Residence or Business

When choosing the size and design of your ceiling fan for your space, location is very important.

Residential Fans

Hunter develops residential ceiling fan styles to suit every lifestyle. Innovative features and a wide variety of styles, ranging from traditional to modern, are ready to enhance the look of your home.

Industrial fans

Our line of industrial ceiling fans are designed to increase airflow while reducing energy consumption. These HVLS (High-Volume, Low-Speed) fans are incredibly lightweight and circulate more air than any other type of residential fan on the market. Hunter Industrial fans are ultra-quiet, and our excellent warranties are better than any in the industry.

How to choose an indoor or outdoor ceiling fan?


When the temperature rises in the summer, a ceiling fan can keep your home cool. Also, during winter times, the fan will be able to distribute the heat evenly in your home. While some outdoor fans can be used indoors, indoor fans cannot be used outdoors.

An indoor fan is ideal for a bedroom or living room. Due to their exclusive use indoors, these fans cannot be exposed to moisture or water, so ideally they should not be installed in bathrooms or laundry rooms. And definitely, they should not be installed outdoors.


When choosing a ceiling fan for an outdoor space, choose a model with the appropriate certificates. Otherwise, technical difficulties could arise. For example, if the fan is not suitable for proper outdoor use and is exposed to humidity or rain, some parts of the fan may rust and impact its operation.

Hunter has fans that are resistant to moisture and others that are resistant to water. Be sure to choose the fan that best suits the area where it will be installed.

Moisture resistant



Moisture Resistant Fans

Waterproof Fans

WeatherMax® Fans

Designed for use in exterior spaces with a roof, such as patios and porches, or interior spaces such as bathrooms and laundry rooms that are not necessarily exposed to water but rather to humidity. These fans withstand exposure to moisture and are made of stainless steel.
Designed for use in outdoor spaces where they can be exposed to different natural elements such as rain or snow. They are ideal for balconies and pergolas, and are designed to resist direct contact with water and humidity. These fans are built with moisture-resistant motors and all-weather blades, making them durable and reliable performers.
Hunter WeatherMax fans are built for the outdoors, with features and technology that go beyond any waterproof fan. WeatherMax designs are resistant to corrosion and salt air, perfect for properties located on beaches and coasts, or in cold places where snow affects any equipment. These fans are also guaranteed SureSpeed® for high airflow and speed performance.

Step 2.

What size fan do you need?

For maximum efficiency, choose a ceiling fan that is the right size for each space. Installing a fan that is too small for a large space will not circulate air efficiently to keep the room feeling cool. On the other hand, if you install a fan that is too large for a small space, it can overload the room, even on a low speed. Use our fan size guide to determine which one is right for your space.

The fan diameter for each room size _ _

The amount of air that circulates through a fan is determined by the diameter. Large spaces require large diameter fans, while small spaces require a smaller fan.

small spaces

9 square feet or less is best with a fan that goes from 30" to 48". Fans with small diameters are ideal for offices and laundry rooms, for example.

large spaces

37 square meters or less will be best cooled by a medium fan size ranging from 48" to 54". Medium diameter fans are ideal for living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens, for example.

extra large spaces

More than 37 square meters will require a 56” or larger fan. These types of fans are ideal for open concept spaces and lofts with wide spaces.

Fan Size Guide

This guide will help you choose the correct fan size for your installation space.

Guide to choose the size of the Fan

Step 3.

With light or without light?

fans without light

If you plan to install your fan in a room with good natural or ample light from some other source, a fan without a light is a good choice.

fans with light

For spaces with limited natural light, purchasing a fan with light is the best option to consider.

Types of Spotlights

Today's fans offer a wide variety of light sources, including several energy efficient options. Here are the most common bulb type options to consider:

leds Fluorescent halogen
With an average life time of 50,000 hours, LED lighting is the most energy efficient on the market. There's also a wide variety of LED lights in today's fans: traditional shaped, Edison-style bulbs with bright filaments, and integrated LED pucks that are designed to never have to be changed. These bulbs have an average life time of 10,000 hours and use less energy than incandescent bulbs. With a life time of 1,500 hours, halogen bulbs emit warm light and use about 15% less energy than incandescent light.

Number of Spotlights

The number of bulbs that a fan has influences the lighting of the space. For example, ceiling fans that have a single bowl light outlet are ideal for large spaces that require medium ambient lighting such as bedrooms, offices, kitchens, and living rooms.

For spaces where there is no other source of light other than the fan, those with multiple light outlets are an excellent option. These ceiling fans usually have output for three or four light bulbs depending on the design. The multiple spotlights spread light throughout your entire space, illuminating the entire room.

functional vs. Ambient Light

The functional light aims to illuminate in a more concentrated way and in a smaller area, this to increase visibility for projects such as reading, work and cooking.

Ambient light produces a soft glow that illuminates enough for you to see a space while maintaining a warm tone.

Step 4.

What type of mounting works best for your space?

Low profile Standard High and/or Sloping Ceilings
It works for spaces with ceilings around 2.4 meters high. These types of low-profile fans are designed to be installed flush with the ceiling, so that their blades can be at a safe distance from people.

Fans with a standard mount are designed for spaces where the ceiling is at a height of around 2.8 meters. The use of an extension tube during its installation ensures that the distance between the fan and the floor is appropriate (between 2.4 and 2.8 meters from the floor).

When the ceiling height is more than 3 meters, the fans will need to be installed with an extension tube. For sloped ceilings that exceed a 34 degree pitch, an adapter must be used to ensure proper installation of the fan. These types of adapters replace the canopy that came on your fan.

Extension Tube Guide Extension Tube Guide Step 5.

How do you want to control your fan?

Control your fan according to your preferences by choosing a control system that is convenient and works for you. Simple fan controls are based on a wall control that allows turning on and off, and speed adjustment is via a pull chain. Hunter's most advanced control systems allow you to control your fan settings from the wall, a remote control, or even with your mobile device over WiFi.

Wall Control Remote control WIFI
Chain Control Wall Control Remote control Smart control

For spaces with low ceilings, where you can reach the chain, a pull chain fan is an excellent option. Pull chains also work for enclosed outdoor spaces, so you can have the option of adjusting the speed without the need for a remote.

Control the direction and speed of your fan, plus dim the light with the push of a button using a Hunter wall control. This type of control is mounted inside the wall light switch, which makes it easy to remember where your fan control is located.

One hand control offers added convenience and comfort. Hunter remote control fans allow you to dim lights and adjust fan speed and direction with one easy-to-use device from anywhere in your room. Simply keep your remote next to you on your nightstand or nightstand, or even use the included bracket to mount it on the wall.

Hunter's SIMPLEconnect© collection of WIFI fans allow you to adjust your fan using a smart device with our SIMPLEconnect app, or via the included remote control. Use our technology and your favorite automation system to conveniently operate your fan.

Step 6.

Air Flow / Efficiency


CFM is a measure of cubic feet per minute, and it refers to how much air a ceiling fan moves. The most energy efficient fans produce more airflow while consuming less power than a standard fan. Hunter fans typically perform at a higher CFM than other models because we fabricate the blades to the maximum possible angle and custom design our motors.

What is your budget?

Fans for every space and budget

Hunter designs fans for all spaces and budgets. Shop our fans by price to find the one that's right for you, or browse a variety of deluxe designs.

Hunter's innovative designs and pioneering technology bring any space to life. Committed to excellence, we conduct twice the amount of industry testing on every fan to ensure one-of-a-kind performance. The guide described above will help you navigate and know how to choose the ceiling fan that best suits your preferences.