Asked on Mar 11, 2018

Can the blades on a ceiling fan be changed to a longer size?

by Rl212909375
I don't want to have to change the ceiling fan, but I would like to change the blades to make them longer. Will it damage the motor?

  5 answers
  • VickiC VickiC on Mar 11, 2018

    I would talk to the fan people at Lowes or Home Depot. Or call a local fan shop and speak to them...

  • Dho30084974 Dho30084974 on Mar 11, 2018

    Cheeper to change fan

  • Geew Geew on Mar 11, 2018

    I agree with Dholley, I would recommend replacing the fan altogether. Even if it were safe to replace the blades, it will certainly cost more then a new fan.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Mar 11, 2018

    Call the manufacturer of your ceiling fan and ask them.

  • Roland Ronish Roland Ronish on Mar 12, 2018

    The blades are easily changed, but the extra load on the fan motor could make it heat up if the blades are too long. Blades 2 or 3 inches longer could be bought at Lowes, etc. but keep a eye on the fan motor temperature by feeling it if used for long periods.