First, you should figure out the correct size of your ceiling fan. If you are installing a ceiling fan in a small room (8’ x 10’) then a 30 inch ceiling fan is recommended. 42 inch ceiling fans are recommended in medium sized rooms (12’ x 12’) and 52 inch ceiling fans are recommended for larger rooms (18’ x 20’).
For safety reasons, never install a ceiling fan directly above a bed. Keep the blades of your ceiling fan at least 8 inches away from your ceiling, 8 to 9 feet off the floors and 18 inches away from the walls. Always be sure your home has the proper wiring to accommodate the ceiling fan voltage to avoid any electrical surges. Feel free to talk to a licensed electrician before you install a ceiling fan.
With the popularity of patios and outdoor lighting, ceiling fans have found their way to the exterior of Houston homes as well.