Searching for the best ceiling fans for your garage?
Look no further!
Here are some brief but complete guidelines which you will want to stick to when choosing the right model for your garage:
- Hunter Indoor 59264 – Best overall
- Prominence Home 50345-01 – Ceiling fan with light
- Air King 9718 – Best for smaller area
- Honeywell Belmar 52-Inch – Most powerful
- Westinghouse Lighting 7861400 – Best budget option
- Emerson CF765BQ – Best for larger area
Best for lower ceilings
Hunter Indoor 59264 – Best overall
- Made by a reliable long-standing global company with over 126 years’ expertise and is backed by a lifetime warranty -> it ensures the quality
- It can be standard, low, and angled mounted -> versatile
- Achieve ETL Damp rating and Energy Star certification for both safe use and cost-efficiency
- Some bolts are slightly short
- No lighting kit
What truly impressed us is not just its powerful yet whisper-quiet performance but also the reversible motor construction and the Installer’s Choice three position mounting system. Accordingly, it can be angled, low, and standard mounted.
The fan is Energy Star certificated, which means it’s cost-saving while moving air so efficiently.
ETL Damp rating is another big bonus. It ensures ultimate safety for both you and your garage, especially if it’s humid.
|Fan Size||52 in|
|Speed Airflow (CFM)||3631|
|Highlight Features||14 Hunter Indoor / Outdoor Ceiling Fan, with pull chain control – Cassius 52 inch; 3631 CFM|
If you love minimal aesthetics, if you love a ceiling fan that’s not only cost-saving, easy to mount, but also excellent in circulating air, look no further.
Prominence Home 50345-01 – Ceiling fan with light
- Provide 800lm of brightness with ultra-wide beam angle for extra performance
- Add character and fit most interior décor styles
- Slightly wobble
Aside from a 4-blade fan with 3-speed settings and reversible motor design for all-year-round usage, there comes a fully-integrated LED light fixture featuring 2 bulbs. The fan gives you 800 lumens of brightness with 200% beam angle.
In comparison, it is dimmable to not hurt your eyes but still bright enough to light up space.
Made with a crisp matte black body and 4 sleek blades, creating a rich pine tone and rustic aesthetic, it’s also a great choice for people who want to add character to their interior décor.
|Speed Airflow (CFM)||5568|
|Highlight Features||52” ETL Damp Rated 4 Blades; The beam angle is 200% – more than capable of lighting up the spaces you gather outside|
Designed with both aesthetics and functions in mind, the Prominence Home 50345-01 brings home our Editor’s Choice award for the best low-profile ceiling fan with light.
Air King 9718 – Best for a smaller area
- Small size but can circulate much more air than other similar counterparts -> powerful and space-saving
- The steel material is powder-coated so it’s ultra-durable and rust-resistant
- It rotates up and down or side to side manually
- A bit vibration and make some noise
It delivers 8780 CFM of speed airflow at the highest speed setting and because of that, there is a bit vibrations and noise made. But don’t worry, that’s unnoticeable a lot, even in small areas.
Just take note that it is powerful enough to displace light stuff.
For some technical information, this one is ETL and OSHA approved.
|Coverage Area||1200 sq. ft.|
|Speed Airflow (CFM)||8780|
|Highlight Features||ideal for any industrial space that needs powerful air circulation; Constructed of powder-coated steel for long-lasting durability; 8780 CFM|
We definitely recommend this product if all you need is an ultra-powerful one that can move tons of air rather than a silent fan.
Honeywell Belmar 52-Inch – Most powerful
- Run powerfully but making no sound at all -> ideal for people who use their garage as a workplace
- Directions are easy to follow and the setup can’t be easier -> ideal for beginners
- Not true color – it’s not actually bronze but more like grey
The motor is label rated at 70W, very quiet and heavy-duty with no wobbles in the fan. That’s why we’re seriously impressed by how perfect it is.
In hot weather, it is powerful enough to well ventilate a medium to large space, keeping it cool without bothering you from your work. Directions are straightforward and easy to understand. Would recommend!
|Material Type||Metal / Wood Product|
|Speed Airflow (CFM)||5070|
|Highlight Features||Five Damp Rated Fan Blades; designed for medium to large-sized rooms|
We are happy with this Honeywell Belmar 52” ceiling fan for how powerful it is without making a sound. Highly recommend for people who usually work in their garage.
Best for higher ceilings
Westinghouse Lighting 7861400 – Best budget option
- Consume really less power, especially without light but still ensure powerful air circulation abilities -> high efficiency and cost-saving
- Very good warranty -> you can buy it with more confidence
- Provide 5-speed settings -> more customizable
- A bit noisy
- The blades are sharp
What’s worth telling here is not only its initial price is the lowest out of a bunch but the operating cost is also competitive.
This 3-blade ceiling fan provides 104 CFM per-Watt of airflow efficiency while consuming just 60W without lights. And at the highest speed (out of 5 settings), it gives you 6254 CFM of airflow – far and away from the standard needs for air circulation in most garages.
In addition, this global brand provides a 15-year motor warranty and a 2-year one for other components, which can’t be more reliable.
|Coverage Area||360 square feet|
|Speed Airflow (CFM)||6254|
|Highlight Features||5-speed settings; Consume really less power; provides a 15-year motor warranty and a 2-year one for other components|
We assure you that at under $90, there can’t be anything better in terms of performance, safety, and warranty than this Westinghouse Lighting ceiling fan.
Emerson CF765BQ – Best for larger area
- Move a lot more air than other counterparts, making it ideal for large-sized garages
- Energy star rated for higher cost efficiency rating – help you save more money without compromising its performance
- Remote control adaptable -> extra convenience
- Not suitable for damp garages because of its brushed steel finish
- No lighting kit
But take note this fan is 60” in size so it would fit nicely a large garage.
The control system is our most favorite. Aside from providing a 6” downrod, this fan is remote control adaptable. It also offers 4-speed settings, which means you can link it to conveniently adjust its speeds from distance.
|Coverage Area||700 square feet|
|Speed Airflow (CFM)||7530|
|Highlight Features||Energy Star rated for superb energy efficiency; 7530 CFM|
Built with 4 speed settings and 3 ultra-large blades, the Emerson CF765BQ makes it the best option for large high-ceiling garages to keep you cool during hot-burnt summer months.
How to choose the best ceiling fans for garage?
As there is no “one garage ceiling fan fits all situations”, you should invest time in considering the right size of fan for your garage. Below is a simple solution for you:
|Ceiling fan size|
|75 – 144||36 – 42|
|144 – 225||44|
|225 – 400||<54|
Don’t forget to consider the ceiling shape and height in your garage because each fan is designed with specific downrod lengths.
For example, a 12” downrod of ceiling fans is ideal for a 10’ ceiling garage. A 6” downrod works well in 9’ ceiling spaces.
Not only your garage but also when choosing the best ceiling fans for outdoor spaces with porch or covering, you should keep in mind this vital feature – the moisture protection. It is rated by the UL (stands for Underwriters Laboratory) or MET or ETL.
There are 3 common ratings:
- A wet-rated fan – it can handle snow and rain to be safely used in any outdoor situations
- A damp fan – can’t be exposed to snow or rain because it is just resistant to humid. Ideal to be used in highly humid spaces
- A dry-rated fan – Good to be used in dry indoor locations.
For garage usage, your ceiling fan should be rated as either a damp fan or a wet-rated fan.
Its measurement is CFM, which stands for Cubic Feet per Minute.
The larger the space (or garage), the more airflow the ceiling fan should feature. The table below will help you find out easily the right airflow for your garage space.
|Recommended CFM rating|
|<42||<144||1000 – 3000|
|42-50||144-225||1600 – 4500|
|50-62||225-400||2300 – 5500|
|>62||>400||5500 – 13500|
Who makes the best garage ceiling fans?
It’s been over 100 years since John Hunter – founder of Hunter Fan – invented his very first ceiling fan. At the current, the brand is still the world’s market leader, known for many unbeatable, practical technologies and innovations.
Like Hunter, Honeywell has been in the industry for more than 100 years but its market niches are more diverse. What makes their products distinctive from other heavy competitors is energy efficiency and ultimate safety. The affordable price range is also another strength helping them survive in this market.
The brand has brought the best to life since 1886 and up to now, they have owned lots of proud achievements. They are one of the most trustworthy brands in the world that you can find very budget-friendly options with very good warranty policies.
Should you put ceiling fans in garages?
Yes, you should.
But take note that your garage is similar to your covered porch or patio, when choosing a ceiling fan, pay attention to its damp rating.
How many blades are best on a garage ceiling fan?
It depends on your garage size and how air circulation levels you want to ventilate the space. In general, 3 or 4 blades are ideal.
What size ceiling fan do I need?
Again, this feature depends on your garage size. You can follow our buying guide above for detail information. Here are some simple solutions:
For rooms between 75 and 144 square feet, the ceiling fan must be within 36” to 42” size. For rooms within 144 to 225 square feet, the fan should be 50” to 52” size.
Can a fan be too big for a garage?
For garages with a square footage of under 400, a ceiling fan sizing 50” to 60” is ideal. But if it’s a big garage, you should try 62”+ models.
Is a 3 or 4 blade fan better?
As there’s no universal fan that can afford all customer’s needs, you should determine yours before wondering this question. In general, the less the number of blades, the more air circulation, resulting in better ventilation.
However, you need to accept the fact that the lesser blade fan will provide less aeration.
How long should a garage ceiling fan last?
Here is the end of this article.
In general, looking for the best ceiling fan for garage is not that hard as long as you’ve determined your needs and budget.
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I’m James J. Decker, a hobbyist and DIYs and also a big of home improvement and gardening tools. I immensely enjoy how these amazing products improve productivity and efficiency, and allow me to do jobs for which I would’ve otherwise needed professional help.