Is it ok to have a ceiling fan along with a regular light in kitchen?

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  • I can see why not.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Feb 06, 2020

    Sure. That could work. It would look best if they relate to each other design wise. :)

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 06, 2020

    Hi Cynthia,

    Yes, it is ok to do this, it keeps the air swirling and helps to move any smoky pockets around. I have set off the smoke detector more than a few times with hot pans and frying. Although we do not have a ceiling fan, I use a floor box fan to move the air, solving the problem of low air circulation.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Feb 06, 2020

    Hi Cynthia, yes it is

  • Sure, i bet it actually helps with air circulation while cooking!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Feb 06, 2020

    I do and love it. When it’s hot the fan assists the vent to pull heat as well as cooking smells.

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Feb 06, 2020

    if you like it then why not?

  • Pamela Pamela on Feb 06, 2020

    Sure ! I have ceiling fans in each of my rooms , except the bathroom . It helps to keep the house cool , in warm weather , we use our a/c a lot less ! In the kitchen it helps while cooking !

  • Janice Janice on Feb 06, 2020

    Sure, depending on the size of the kitchen.

  • Yes! I wouldn't see why not. I would make sure they're not too close together to where it wouldn't make more sense to just replace the light you have now with a ceiling fan itself.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Feb 07, 2020

    My old house had recessed can lighting, a light on the wall over one side of the counter, a light over the sink and a ceiling fan with lights. If they are on their own switches, it make task lighting so much nicer. I have recessed can lighting in my new kitchen and two pendants over the peninsula. I miss having the fan!

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 08, 2020

    Hi Cynthia, I replaced an old chandelier with a ceiling fan/light combo, it's great! It helps move the air around in summer and winter. and I still have a light in that area! Hope this helps you out!


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  • Maura White Maura White on Feb 10, 2020

    Sure! That sounds great!