Choosing the Right Ceiling Fans for New England Summers: Energy Savings and Comfort

Hey there, New England homeowners! Are you ready to stay cool and comfortable during the scorching summers?

In addition to making sure your air conditioners are up to the task, now’s a good time to think about upgrading your ceiling fans!

As your trusted local electrical contractor, we’ve seen all kinds of fans. They need to not only look good – but also run smoothly and quietly and be good at saving energy too!

In this post we’ll guide you through choosing the perfect ceiling fan to create a refreshing breeze while saving energy. So, grab a lemonade, sit back, and let us help you make the right choice for your home.

Size Matters: Assessing Your Space

Before purchasing a ceiling fan, you want to determine the appropriate size fan for your room: In larger rooms, you need a fan with a larger blade span for optimal airflow. Likewise, smaller rooms require fans with smaller blade spans.

Need a cheat sheet?

  • In rooms up to 60 square feet, look for a fan of 30-40″ span.
  • In rooms up to 140 square feet, look for a fan of 40-50″ span.
  • In rooms up to 350 square feet, look for a fan of 50-60″ span.

Energy Efficiency: Saving on Utility Bills

Like or hot, Northeast summers can be hot and humid. So energy efficiency is a top priority. Look for ceiling fans with the ENERGY STARĀ® label, which consume less energy while providing good performance. Energy-efficient fans can significantly reduce your electricity consumption and lower your utility bills in the long run, making them an smart long-term investment.

Lighting Options

Need more than just a fan? Consider whether you require additional lighting in the room where the fan will be installed. You can opt for fans with built-in lightbulb kits or those that are compatible with various lighting accessories like dimmers and timers. This allows you to customize the level of light and functionality to suit your specific needs.

Remote Control & Smart Features

Fans with remotes add even more convenience. On many models, you can adjust the fan speed, control the lighting, and even set timers, right from your remote. Some fans even offer smart features, enabling integration with home automation systems or voice-controlled assistants that you can use right from your phone.


We hope this guide has shed light on the importance of selecting the right ceiling fan for your New England home. At New England Electrical Contracting, we take pride in serving our local community and providing top-notch electrical services. Whether you need assistance with ceiling fan installation, maintenance, or any other electrical needs, our expert team is here to help.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for personalized service, professional installation, or expert advice tailored to your specific requirements. We’re committed to ensuring your comfort, energy savings, and satisfaction.