If you are looking to learn everything possible about windmill ceiling fans, you have come to the right place. We reviewed dozens of ceiling fans to find the very best windmill ceiling fans. We also wrote extensively about key factors to look for in our buyer’s guide. Be sure to check it out below. We hope you find this guide useful. Enjoy!

Renegade Smart Indoor and Outdoor 8-Blade Ceiling Fan 66in Oil Rubbed Bronze Barn Wood with 3000K LED Light Kit and Remote Control works with Alexa, and iOS or Android App
  • Airflow: 9540 CFM Airflow quantifies the amount of air a ceiling fan delivers and is measured in CFM which stands for cubic feet per minute. CFM measurements are taken when a fan is on high speed, then that number is divided by the watts used. This means that the higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan, and the more air it moves.
  • Windspeed: 3.63 MPH Wind speed from a ceiling fan is sort of the same as the breeze between the two buildings that created the wind tunnel effect. To feel the more powerful wind speed you will need to be directly underneath the ceiling fan, or at least very nearby and not far from the tips of the fan blades.
  • 8 blades, 6 Speed DC Motor
  • Rated for indoor & outdoor use
  • Includes WiFi and Bluetooth

With the 66” Renegade, you can operate your fan from anywhere in the world using the WiFi smart app. It includes an app that has learning capabilities to adapt to your daily routine. How cool is that?

It is a modern design that enables you to use voice commands to control your fan. It includes a wall or remote control featuring 6 speeds in forward and reverse with a full range light dimmer.

The fan can be installed indoor or outdoor including in the rain or snow as it features a Wet Rated weather-resistant aluminum finish. For outdoor usage, a hose can be used for washing off the fan.

With a 165mm x 30mm DC Motor, it uses 70% less electricity than a typical AC motor fan. 66” Renegade has an 80” lead-wire length and a 13 degree blade pitch. It includes bottom cap for installation with or without a light fixture.

The 8-bladed ceiling fan has a wind-speed factor of 3.63 MPH and Airflow of 9540 CFM that enables aesthetic yet functional air movement keeping you cool in style

To top it off, Modern Forms produces fans that are top notch with styles that are quite impressive. With Modern Forms, you experience the new age of ceiling fan technology.

Monte Carlo Fans 14PRR72AGPD Prairie Grand Windmill Energy Star 72' Outdoor Ceiling Fan with LED Light and Hand Remote Control, 14 Wood Blades, Aged Pewter-Light Grey Weathered Oak Blades
  • Airflow: 7128 CFM Airflow quantifies the amount of air a ceiling fan delivers and is measured in CFM which stands for cubic feet per minute. CFM measurements are taken when a fan is on high speed, then that number is divided by the watts used. This means that the higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan, and the more air it moves.
  • Windspeed: 2.32 MPH Wind speed from a ceiling fan is sort of the same as the breeze between the two buildings that created the wind tunnel effect. To feel the more powerful wind speed you will need to be directly underneath the ceiling fan, or at least very nearby and not far from the tips of the fan blades.
  • 14 blades, 6 DC Speed Motor
  • 72” blade span, 6.9 motor size
  • Includes reverse function

The Monte Carlo 72″ Prairie Windmill in Aged Pewter is a stunner. It boasts an efficient DC motor, which we strongly recommend over AC motors (read our buyer’s guide below for more details). Prairie comes in two distinct finishes – Aged Pewter with Light Grey Weathered Oak blades and Brushed Steel with Washed Grey/Silver reversible blades.

Prairie has a wind speed factor of 2.32 MPH producing a very light breeze and cooling effect. The airflow is 7128 CPM which is a lot of airflow to be spread over a large area. The 72” Prairie runs a smooth and quiet operation.

The eco-friendly integrated 15W LED downlight with 740 net lumens is covered with a frosted Lexan shade. It includes a 6-speed remote control that adds to the functionality of this fan.

All 72” Prairie fans come with a finishing bottom cap for use with or without a light kit fixture. The 14-bladed fan includes a reverse function to stay warm in the winter months as well. You can read more about reverse functions in our buyer’s guide below. The Prairie is also available in 52″ and 62″sizes.

The Monte Carlo Company has been in the business of providing top-notch fan and fan accessories. Their main focus is to produce durable yet eco-friendly fans.

Minka-Aire F870L-ORB 65' Windmolen Outdoor Smart Ceiling Fan with LED Light and Remote Control, Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Airflow: 8848 CFM Airflow quantifies the amount of air a ceiling fan delivers and is measured in CFM which stands for cubic feet per minute. CFM measurements are taken when a fan is on high speed, then that number is divided by the watts used. This means that the higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan, and the more air it moves.
  • Windspeed: 3.46 MPH Wind speed from a ceiling fan is sort of the same as the breeze between the two buildings that created the wind tunnel effect. To feel the more powerful wind speed you will need to be directly underneath the ceiling fan, or at least very nearby and not far from the tips of the fan blades.
  • 12 blades, 6 Speed DC Motor
  • 24° Blade pitch
  • Includes reverse function

The Windmolen is a smart ceiling fan that provides more than enough airflow with 12 blades intertwined. Streamlined with an integrated 40 Watt LED light for added light output, it is rated for indoor use only.
This fan includes the BOND Wi-Fi home automation device that allows you to control up to 6 fans with voice commands from Alexa and Google Assistant. You can turn the lights on and off with voice commands as well.

The 123mm x 30mm Motor size fan also includes the Minka Aire RC400 6 speed hand held remote control that avails you different options, such as the BOND device or the use of a remote in conjunction with voice automation. So in other words, you have options on how you want to control it.

It has a 3.46 MPH wind-speed factor and 8848 CFM Airflow enabling great breeze wind-chill air movement. It includes a reverse function and cannot be installed without lights. Worth noting, it cannot be flush mounted.

The blade is a 24 degree blade pitch with 80” lead-wire length. The blade color comes in a Bleached Ashwood Blades with finished blades included. The Windmolen is an efficient fan that does not wobble, it runs quietly and is premium quality.

Minka-Aire is a ceiling fan collection known to produce quality and beautiful designs to fit the modern-day lifestyle.

KICHLER 85 inch Gentry LED Ceiling Fan in Weathered Zinc with Reversible Blades, Extra Large
  • Airflow: 8061 CFM Airflow quantifies the amount of air a ceiling fan delivers and is measured in CFM which stands for cubic feet per minute. CFM measurements are taken when a fan is on high speed, then that number is divided by the watts used. This means that the higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan, and the more air it moves.
  • Windspeed: 3.15 MPH Wind speed from a ceiling fan is sort of the same as the breeze between the two buildings that created the wind tunnel effect. To feel the more powerful wind speed you will need to be directly underneath the ceiling fan, or at least very nearby and not far from the tips of the fan blades.
  • 9 blades, 6 DC Speed Motor
  • 65” Blade span,14° blade pitch
  • Includes reverse function

This 65″ LED Gentry ceiling fan sure knows how to make an impression, both visually and with airflow. The LED light source delivers 1,600 lumens of output, about the equivalent of a 150-watt incandescent light bulb, for terrific ambient light.

The 65” LED 9-bladed Gentry ceiling fan is a visual and stylish one with its industrial era-inspired Distressed Black finish which includes a 6 speed remote control with a forward and reverse function.

It cannot be flush mounted nor installed without lights. The Kichler 65″ Gentry is rated for indoor and outdoor use but cannot be used directly with rain. It includes 9 blades with 65” Blade span, 14 degree blade pitch and 75” lead-wire length

It has a wind-speed factor of 3.15 MPH and airflow of 8061 CFM. 8061 CFM is a lot of airflow and is far above average, which is very good news if you are looking to buy a ceiling fan that can really cool you off. This is the type of fan that will save you a solid amount off your energy bill in the summer.

The Kichler fans are quite the catch as they dual as experts for modern and rustic industrial ceiling fans. Kichler fans run smooth and quiet without wobbling or making noise and it can run 24 hours a day for years on end without any worries of the motor burning out.

Quorum 97215-69 Indoor Windmill Ceiling Fan in Noir with Weathered Oak Blades
  • Airflow: 6486 CFM Airflow quantifies the amount of air a ceiling fan delivers and is measured in CFM which stands for cubic feet per minute. CFM measurements are taken when a fan is on high speed, then that number is divided by the watts used. This means that the higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan, and the more air it moves.
  • Windspeed: 2.11 MPH Wind speed from a ceiling fan is sort of the same as the breeze between the two buildings that created the wind tunnel effect. To feel the more powerful wind speed you will need to be directly underneath the ceiling fan, or at least very nearby and not far from the tips of the fan blades.
  • 15 blades, 6 speed DC Motor
  • Rated for indoor & outdoor use
  • Includes reverse function

The Quorum 72″ Windmill Ceiling Fan (Outdoor) in Noir features a fully functional hand held remote control featuring 6 Speeds with Reverse function and a Full Range Light Dimmer.

The motor can run at 6 different speeds so you can choose the perfect setting. It has a 72” blade span, a 30 degree blade pitch and an 80” lead-wire length. It has wind-speed factor of 2.11 MPH and a 6486 CFM airflow.

Quorum 72″ features rustic styling and is rated for indoor and outdoor use but cannot be used directly in the rain. It includes a reverse function but cannot be flush mounted

Quorum 72″ is an energy-saving fan powered by an efficient DC 165L Motor and uses 110 volt electricity to power it. The blades comes in a Weathered Oak blades finish with finished blades included.

The Quorum 72″ Windmill Ceiling Fan (Outdoor) in Noir will allow you to raise your thermostat by 1 or 2 degrees allowing for cost cutting on AC bills.

Quorum 72” is a high quality product that amplifies the style in your home. It is available in dry rated indoor models and damp rated outdoor models in 44″, 52″, 60″ and 72″ blade spans. It is built for durability and great performance

This unique piece of art was manufactured by Quorum. Quorum is a top-notch brand known to produce fans built for durability and performance

Quorum International 95210-86 I Windmill Collection 52 Inch Ten Blade Ceiling Fan - Oiled Bronze Finish I Six Speed Reversible Motor I Modern Contemporary Fixture I Light Fixture Adaptable
  • Airflow: 5982 CFM Airflow quantifies the amount of air a ceiling fan delivers and is measured in CFM which stands for cubic feet per minute. CFM measurements are taken when a fan is on high speed, then that number is divided by the watts used. This means that the higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan, and the more air it moves.
  • Windspeed: 2.7 MPH Wind speed from a ceiling fan is sort of the same as the breeze between the two buildings that created the wind tunnel effect. To feel the more powerful wind speed you will need to be directly underneath the ceiling fan, or at least very nearby and not far from the tips of the fan blades.
  • 10 blades, 6 speed DC Motor
  • 30° blade pitch, 80” leadwire
  • Includes reverse function

The Quorum 52″ Windmill Ceiling Fan comes in Oiled Bronze with Weathered Oak blades (finished blades inclusive). It uses a 110 volt electricity.

This stunner fan has a super efficient DC 165L Motor that features a hand held remote control. It also features 6 speeds with reverse function and a full range light dimmer. There is the choice of control with the remote if a dimming light is added.

Quorum 52” has ceiling blades with a 52” span and 30 degree blade pitch. It does not include a flush mount capability. It has a 2.7 MPH wind-speed factor and 5982 CPM airflow. Its lead-wire length runs to 80”. This fan is rated for indoor use only.

Performance varies, depending on application factors such as ceiling height, room size, blade selection type and climate. Due to its low wind-speed factor and large blades, Quorum 52” produces a very light breeze.
The design enables the breeze to be spread over a larger area making the concentration of the airflow lesser than that of normal size fans.

Quorum has a reputation of producing sleek fans without compromising quality and durability. Quorum comes in various blades and styles.

Savoy House 36-329-FD-SN Etesian 8-Light Fandelier in Satin Nickel
  • Airflow: Not Specified Airflow quantifies the amount of air a ceiling fan delivers and is measured in CFM which stands for cubic feet per minute. CFM measurements are taken when a fan is on high speed, then that number is divided by the watts used. This means that the higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan, and the more air it moves.
  • Windspeed: Not Specified Wind speed from a ceiling fan is sort of the same as the breeze between the two buildings that created the wind tunnel effect. To feel the more powerful wind speed you will need to be directly underneath the ceiling fan, or at least very nearby and not far from the tips of the fan blades.
  • 10 blades, 6 Speed DC Motor
  • 92” blade span, 8” downrod
  • Includes reverse function

Quorum 92″ Mykonos Ceiling Fan in Noir takes the windmill style ceiling fan to a more contemporary level by adding canvas blades for a stylish look.

It comes as an 18 degree blade pitch and 92” blade span ceiling fan. It has a voluminous side to it with its unique 10-blade design. It has a catchy design with intelligent dual controls – wall, remote and a robust 6-speed motor. It includes an 8” downrod and an 80” lead-wire length.

The 10-bladed ceiling fan includes a 6 speed wall control with reverse and light dimmer for DC fans. It also works in conjunction with optional remote control model 8-9860-0.

Quorum 92″ Mykonos accepts universal light kits but cannot be flush mounted.

The Quorum 92″ Mykonos Ceiling Fan in Noir ceiling fan is for indoor use only. It is not designed to be exposed to moisture or harsh elements. Do not install this fan outside your house. It is also not recommended for bathrooms that have a shower or tub or laundry rooms, both of which produce excessive amounts of moisture.

This ceiling fan is stylish, but due to the non-rigid canvas blades and low RPM, it does not produce very much airflow, so it is not recommended for areas where you need a lot of cooling effect.

Quorum is in the business of producing efficient fans that accounts for a smooth and durable operation with a considerable amount of cooling breeze chill effect. They take the art of making contemporary styled fans to the next level.

Springer Collection 60-Inch 12-Blade Distressed Walnut Coastal Windmill Ceiling Fan, Bronze
  • Airflow: 6485 CPM Airflow quantifies the amount of air a ceiling fan delivers and is measured in CFM which stands for cubic feet per minute. CFM measurements are taken when a fan is on high speed, then that number is divided by the watts used. This means that the higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan, and the more air it moves.
  • Windspeed: 2.92 MPH Wind speed from a ceiling fan is sort of the same as the breeze between the two buildings that created the wind tunnel effect. To feel the more powerful wind speed you will need to be directly underneath the ceiling fan, or at least very nearby and not far from the tips of the fan blades.
  • 12 blades, 6 speed DC Motor
  • 22 blade pitch, 60” blade span
  • Includes reverse function

This 12-blade, 60” ceiling fan was inspired by the form and function of a windmill and is ideal for Farmhouses, Industrial, and Transitional interior settings.

The Springer ceiling fan with Antique Nickel finish and White Barnwood blades features an efficient, powerful and quiet DC Motor with an 8” downrod. Excluding lights, the energy consumption is 32 watts. It has a wind-speed factor – 2.92 MPH, Airflow – 6485 CPM and 80” lead-wire length.

The 12-bladed windmill fan includes a full function 6-speed remote with batteries and reverse direction control.

Springer ceiling fan upholds its reputation in form and function by providing increased air circulation in rooms via the reverse function. It has a dual mount canopy that accommodates flat or sloped ceilings (sloped -22 degrees)

As a general rule of thumb, lighting experts suggest this fan is ideal in a room size that is larger than 400-square feet. It includes an oversized, texture die cast hanger ball that reduces noise and wobble vibrations.

The Springer 22 degree blade pitch is a stellar design and the indoor ceiling fan is ideal for use in great rooms, living rooms, bedrooms and bonus rooms.

Springer is a brand that flexes its stylish muscles by drawing focal point to the style of your interior with a rustic flair.

Quorum International 96015-86 I Windmill Collection 60 Inch Fifteen Blade Ceiling Fan - Oiled Bronze Finish I Six Speed Reversible Motor I Modern Contemporary Fixture I Light Fixture Adaptable
  • Airflow: 5982 CPM Airflow quantifies the amount of air a ceiling fan delivers and is measured in CFM which stands for cubic feet per minute. CFM measurements are taken when a fan is on high speed, then that number is divided by the watts used. This means that the higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan, and the more air it moves.
  • Windspeed: 2.7 MPH Wind speed from a ceiling fan is sort of the same as the breeze between the two buildings that created the wind tunnel effect. To feel the more powerful wind speed you will need to be directly underneath the ceiling fan, or at least very nearby and not far from the tips of the fan blades.
  • 6 Speed DC Motor,80” lead-wire
  • Rated for indoor & outdoor use
  • Includes reverse function

Quorum 60″ in Oiled Bronze is a windmill ceiling fan with a 60” blade span at 30 degree blade pitch. It is rated for both indoor and covered outdoor locations only. It accepts universal lights kits.

The fan features a Superefficient DC 165L Motor operated by an 8-9860-0 6 speed hand held control which aids the cross air movement due to its included reverse function allowing for exceptional air movement for years without noise nor wobbling.

The Quorum 60” has a 2.7 MPH wind-speed factor and 5982 CFM airflow allowing for light breeze wind-chill effect and air movement over a large area in a small room.

It is available in dry rated indoor models and damp rated outdoor models in 44″, 52″, 60″ and 72″ blade spans. It includes a Full Range Light Dimmer. Although the fan does not come with a light, if you do add a light, the dimming function is accessible on your control.

Quorum 60″ cannot be flush mounted but includes a 6” downrod and uses 110 Volt electricity.

Performance may vary depending on the circumstances of your application such as room size, ceiling height, blade selection and climate.

Quorum are the best manufacturers when it comes to finishing in fans. They have an eye for variety with the features they incorporate into their fans including the various blade option made available and dimensions.

Quorum International 94410-86 I Windmill Collection 44 Inch Ten Blade Ceiling Fan - Oiled Bronze Finish I Six Speed Reversible Motor I Modern Contemporary Fixture I Light Fixture Adaptable
  • Airflow: 5982 CFM Airflow quantifies the amount of air a ceiling fan delivers and is measured in CFM which stands for cubic feet per minute. CFM measurements are taken when a fan is on high speed, then that number is divided by the watts used. This means that the higher the CFM, the more efficient the fan, and the more air it moves.
  • Windspeed: 2.7 MPH Wind speed from a ceiling fan is sort of the same as the breeze between the two buildings that created the wind tunnel effect. To feel the more powerful wind speed you will need to be directly underneath the ceiling fan, or at least very nearby and not far from the tips of the fan blades.
  • 10 blades, 6 Speed DC Motor
  • Accept universal light kits
  • Includes reverse function

Quorum 44″ in Oiled Bronze is a windmill ceiling fan with a 44” blade span at a 30 degree blade pitch. It is rated for both indoor and covered outdoor locations only. It accepts universal lights kits.

Quorum 44″ cannot be flush mounted but includes a 6” downrod and uses 110 Volt electricity. It has a spice of variety and option added to it as it comes in Weathered Oak Blades, Oiled bronze Blades and finished blades.

The fan features a Super efficient DC 165L Motor operated by a 6 Speed Wall Control which aids the cross air movement due to its included reverse function allowing for exceptional air movement for years on end.

The Quorum 44” has a 2.7 MPH wind-speed factor and 5982 CFM airflow allowing for light breeze wind-chill effect and air movement over a large area. The effect of this windmill ceiling fan is however optimal in a small room.

Quorum is a renowned company that produces high-quality modern ceiling fans at affordable prices. Their products are made with an emphasis on variety and style.

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The Best Windmill Ceiling Fans Buyer’s Guide

When you’re buying a windmill ceiling fan, there are a few factors that you need to consider. After all, you’re looking for a very specific item, and you should know what makes this type of ceiling fan different from others.

To help you, I’ve compiled this helpful buying guide so you can make the best decisions for your home.

The Windmill Aesthetic

The first reason to buy a windmill ceiling fan is to enjoy the aesthetic. These fans have more blades than others, which allows them to look like the fantail of a windmill.

If you have a windmill ceiling fan, you’ll notice that it suits rustic homes well but may not always fit in modern homes. You must consider the material it’s made from and whether it suits your home.

For anyone who wants a homely ceiling fan with quiet airflow, you’ll find that the windmill ceiling fan is perfect for you.

The Number Of Blades

As I mentioned, windmill ceiling fans have more blades than your average fan. In fact, most windmill ceiling fans have over 12 blades and sometimes can have as many as 20. While you might not think that you need that many blades, I’ve noticed that this can have an effect on how efficient they are.

Unlike other fans, the blades of a windmill fan aren’t that clunky, and windmill fans are pitched at shallow angles. It also means they’re perfect for low ceilings instead of high ones. But I’ve also noticed that the number of blades has made these fans quieter than others.

Will It Fit In Your Room?

Another factor that is essential to your windmill ceiling fan is whether it will fit in your room. You shouldn’t only consider the size of your room, but also the style of it. Due to the quiet noise of this fan, they’re perfect for bedrooms and dining rooms, with a certain popularity in children’s bedrooms.

However, you will also need to measure the size of your fan. While they suit low ceilings, some fans will hang lower than others. They may also have a wider diameter than you initially thought. When you purchase a windmill ceiling fan, it’s essential that you measure your room first and get an idea of how it will look when you install it.

How Effective Is It?

While the aesthetic of a windmill ceiling fan is great, you should also remember that you’re buying a ceiling fan for its effectiveness. Due to the number of blades, your windmill ceiling fan will have a quieter airflow when compared to other fans.

You should always remember to look at reviews and see what other customers have to say about the fan you’re interested in. Check the best environment that your ceiling fan works in, and you should have a better idea of how it will run in your home.

How Does The Motor Run?

I suggest you also find out how the motor runs to add to the fan’s effectiveness. If the fan’s airflow is quiet, you might be disappointed if the motor runs loudly. As a rule of thumb, most windmill fans should have a quiet motor; if it doesn’t, then it might mean something is wrong with it.

You should also consider whether your motor has a reverse function and how much electricity it will use. Every motor has a different power setting, so you need to be aware that it isn’t too loud when installing it. It’s easy to find the details about your motor, as you should be able to find the wattage on the packaging.

Indoor Or Outdoor Use

Another feature you should consider is whether you want to use your windmill ceiling fan indoors or outdoors. All fans have different capabilities, and some are better suited for one environment than another.

Outdoor ceiling fans tend to have materials that allow them to stand in wet weather, while indoor ceiling fans aren’t designed this way. If you install an indoor ceiling fan outside, it might stop working and void the warranty.

While some windmill ceiling fans are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, you shouldn’t buy an outdoor fan if you plan to install it indoors. You should always check what the manufacturer recommends before you install it.

Does It Have Lights?

Some people will purchase ceiling fans at the expense of their central lighting system, especially if the fan is in the center of the room. You’ll find this is especially prevalent in living rooms, so you should consider if your windmill ceiling fan has a light too.

Adding lights to ceiling fans will make them popular, but you also need to consider whether it will be easy to change the bulb. You may struggle if you have a higher fan, but lower fans allow for easier access to your windmill fan.

You should also consider the type of light you want, as LED, Halogen, and Fluorescent lights are all viable with ceiling fans.

Does The Price Matter?

One question that many people ask is whether the price will impact your fan. The answer to that question is a resounding yes. Regardless of the type of fan you buy, you may notice that there is a significant difference in the quality of the parts used to make your fan.

When you buy one, it’s better to choose a more expensive fan as it usually means that it was made with higher-quality materials. If you want a working ceiling fan, you should ensure that you get one that has the time and money spent on making it.

The Energy Output

Lastly, you should consider the energy output. Many ceiling fans are no longer controlled by chords, but you may still find some that are. These aren’t perfect for anyone who needs to reach higher. Instead, you should invest in a digital remote control or switch to ensure anyone can control the fan.

If you have children, you may be more interested in a remote control or a digital switch, as it will be easier for them to reach.