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11 Best Quietest Ceiling Fans: Quiet, Noiseless & Silent Ceiling Fans

11 Best Quietest Ceiling Fans: Quiet, Noiseless & Silent Ceiling Fans

A curated list of the best, quietest ceiling fans on the market, featuring noiseless, silent, and sound tested ceiling fans that run on DC motors — plus relatively cheap alternatives under $200.

For our last installment of curated collections centered around the best ceiling fans currently on the market, we decided to focus on the popular and audience-demanded ‘quietest ceiling fans’. We’ve already completed posts on the best modern ceiling fans and one on the coolest ceiling fans with energy efficient, LED lights. For this list, we focused on — generally — the same product qualities. We looked for ceiling fans that have unique, agreeable and contemporary aesthetics, ones that are designed for general home use, and those that incorporate energy efficient technologies. The only differing factor is that this time we paid special attention to models that were marked by the seller to be sound-tested and include a silent or quiet power setting. Additionally, we tended to favor ceiling fans that were built with a DC motor — as these motors tend to offer better performance through quiet, energy efficient and consistent airflow functionality. For the extra curios, you may also note that none of the selected, below ceiling fans have a chain or pull power string. This was intentional. To try and ensure that these really are the quietest ceiling fans on the market, we wanted to avoid the potential of that rattling noise that’s usually caused by a hanging chain. Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy this curated product review. If you like this list, be sure to leave a review in the comments or give this post a top rating via the star interface below.

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Qualities we looked for overall:

+ General use ceiling fan for home or office use (i.e., not industrial use).
+ Three to six blades (preferred).
+ 50″ to 54″ inch blade span (preferred).
+ 12 to 48 degree blade pitch.
+ Variable speed motor, with three or above speed modes.
+ DC motor.
+ Energy efficient / energy saving technology.
+ Dimmable light settings (for select products with lights installed).
+ LED lights (preferred for energy efficiency reasons, for select products with lights installed).
+ Energy Star Certified models.
+ Precision-balanced airfoils to provide equal and consistent coverage, and prevent wobble, rattle or clicking.
+ Sound-tested motor to ensure silent / quieter operation.
+ Balanced blades for even and optimal airflow.
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with vintage or retro aesthetic qualities (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, with minimal lines, forms and assets (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with an unique or interesting aesthetic (relatively subjective quality).
+ Made of high-quality, durable materials like brushed steel or wood.
+ Includes remote for easy control (preferred).
+ Downrod plug profile.
+ Multiple color options.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., when reviews available via company or seller website).

Qualities we tried to avoid overall:

– Industrial-sized ceiling fans.
– Does not specify ‘quiet performance’ functionality.
– Cheap construction, with plastic blades.
– Non-reusable design (i.e., disposable, one-time use).
– Products with a high number of bad reviews.

Editor’s Top 5 Rated Selections

11 Best Quietest Ceiling Fans: Quiet, Noiseless & Silent Ceiling Fans // In our opinion, these are a few of the best products we came across in our search, given the overall qualities that we were curating for in this collection. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ General use ceiling fan for home or office use (i.e., not industrial use).
+ Three to six blades (preferred).
+ 50″ to 54″ inch blade span (preferred).
+ 12 to 48 degree blade pitch.
+ Variable speed motor, with three or above speed modes.
+ DC motor.
+ Energy efficient / energy saving technology.
+ Dimmable light settings (for select products with lights installed).
+ LED lights (preferred for energy efficiency reasons, for select products with lights installed).
+ Energy Star Certified models.
+ Precision-balanced airfoils to provide equal and consistent coverage, and prevent wobble, rattle or clicking.
+ Sound-tested motor to ensure silent / quieter operation.
+ Balanced blades for even and optimal airflow.
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with vintage or retro aesthetic qualities (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, with minimal lines, forms and assets (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with an unique or interesting aesthetic (relatively subjective quality).
+ Made of high-quality, durable materials like brushed steel or wood.
+ Includes remote for easy control (preferred).
+ Downrod plug profile.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Best Selling, Top Rated Haiku Home L Series Smart Quiet Ceiling Fan, with Wi-Fi Capability, LED Light, Works with Amazon Alexa, Controlled by IR Remote and Energy Star Certified, in White.
By: Haiku Home

Editor's Note

If you’re looking for a smart, sleek and modern ceiling fan, we recommend looking into this one by Haiku Home. If you’re serious about purchasing the best quality ceiling fan, ‘balance’ is incredibly important. In other words, you want a fan with balanced blades; balanced blades help to reduce wobbling, reduce noise, and makes for a more sightly fan. This fan is factory-balanced and sound tested to ensure that it will never wobble, rattle or click. In terms of smart design strategies, there are a few aspects worth noting. This modern ceiling fan is Energy Star Certified — exceeding efficiency requirements by 450% — and is designed with energy-saving LEDs, featuring 16 distinct brightness settings. Additionally, this piece works with Amazon Alexa for voice control and can be integrated with your mobile phone for easy access and customization. Overall, a smart purchase; we think it deserves a top spot in our list of the best modern ceiling fans (with lights and remote).

Details

Best Selling, Top Rated Haiku Home L Series Smart Quiet Ceiling Fan, with Wi-Fi Capability, LED Light, Works with Amazon Alexa, Controlled by IR Remote and Energy Star Certified, in Black and Brown.
By: Haiku Home

Details

Contemporary Wisp Indoor Ceiling Fan with Energy Efficient LED Light and Remote, 4 Blades and Runs on Powerful DC Motor, Designed for Silent Performance, in Silver.
By: Casablanca

Editor's Note

The noiseless Casablanca ceiling fan features a Direct Drive motor, providing reliable and silent performance. Plus, its metal frame and 4 speed motor ensure a long lifespan. What’s more, the reversible motor allows you to change the direction of your fan from downdraft mode, during the summer, to updraft mode, during the winter. Overall, it’s a solid choice — and one of our best, top rated selections.

Details

Modern, Contemporary Stingray Indoor Ceiling Fan with Energy Efficient LED Light and Remote, 3 Blades and Runs on Powerful DC Motor, Designed for Silent Performance, in Matte Black.
By: Casablanca

Details

Modern, Minimalist Design Ferron, Ceiling Fan with High Performance DC-125 Motor, in Polished Nickel, Features 6 Speeds and Sound Tested for Quiet Operation.
By: Kichler Lighting

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11 Best Quietest Ceiling Fans: Quiet, Noiseless & Silent Ceiling Fans, Featuring The Top Reviewed & Rated Quiet Ceiling Fans with DC Motors.

Favorites

11 Best Quietest Ceiling Fans: Quiet, Noiseless & Silent Ceiling Fans // While combing through products, we found these gems. These are a few of our personal favorites — maybe we share the same taste. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ General use ceiling fan for home or office use (i.e., not industrial use).
+ Three to six blades (preferred).
+ 50″ to 54″ inch blade span (preferred).
+ 12 to 48 degree blade pitch.
+ Variable speed motor, with three or above speed modes.
+ DC motor.
+ Energy efficient / energy saving technology.
+ Dimmable light settings (for select products with lights installed).
+ LED lights (preferred for energy efficiency reasons, for select products with lights installed).
+ Energy Star Certified models.
+ Precision-balanced airfoils to provide equal and consistent coverage, and prevent wobble, rattle or clicking.
+ Sound-tested motor to ensure silent / quieter operation.
+ Balanced blades for even and optimal airflow.
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with vintage or retro aesthetic qualities (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, with minimal lines, forms and assets (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with an unique or interesting aesthetic (relatively subjective quality).
+ Made of high-quality, durable materials like brushed steel or wood.
+ Includes remote for easy control (preferred).
+ Downrod plug profile.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Modern, Minimalist Design Eliza Indoor and Outdoor Ceiling Fan with Six-speed Hand-held Remote Control with Reverse Functionality, Silent and Powerful DC Motor, and Three Gloss White Metal Blades.
By: Matthews

Editor's Note

The Matthews, EK-WH Eliza collection 56″ outdoor ceiling fan (+ remote control) brings a modern, minimalist design to an often older-looking product. This noiseless fan features a variable speed motor, with a six-speed, hand-held remote control.

Details

Contemporary, Damp Rated, Aira Eco Modern Ceiling Fan with Energy Efficient Emerson Motor, LED Lights and Streamlined, Silent Blade Design with Variable Speed Functionality, Includes Remote, in Brown and Silver.
By: Emerson

Details

Minimalist Design, Modern Ceiling Fan with Energy Efficient LED Light Bulb and Variable Speed Functionality, in Dark Brown.
By: Monte Carlo

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Continued, Part 3, 3 Budget Picks
11 Best Quietest Ceiling Fans: Quiet, Noiseless & Silent Ceiling Fans, Featuring The Top Reviewed & Rated Quiet Ceiling Fans with DC Motors.

Budget Picks

11 Best Quietest Ceiling Fans: Quiet, Noiseless & Silent Ceiling Fans // These are a few solid choices if you’re on a budget. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ General use ceiling fan for home or office use (i.e., not industrial use).
+ Three to six blades (preferred).
+ 50″ to 54″ inch blade span (preferred).
+ 12 to 48 degree blade pitch.
+ Variable speed motor, with three or above speed modes.
+ DC motor.
+ Energy efficient / energy saving technology.
+ Dimmable light settings (for select products with lights installed).
+ LED lights (preferred for energy efficiency reasons, for select products with lights installed).
+ Sound-tested motor to ensure silent / quieter operation.
+ Balanced blades for even and optimal airflow.
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Made of high-quality, durable materials like brushed steel or wood.
+ Includes remote for easy control (preferred).
+ Downrod plug profile.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Contemporary, Dempsey Damp Rated Ceiling Fan with Energy Efficient LED Dimmable Lights and Powerful Air Movement DC Motor with Whisper-quiet Performance, in White.
By: Hunter Fan Company

Details

Contemporary, Dempsey Low Profile Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan, Damp Rated with Energy Efficient LED Dimmable Lights and Powerful Air Movement DC Motor with Whisper-quiet Performance, in Black.
By: Hunter Fan Company

Details

Modern, Windward IV Large Room Ceiling Fan, Built with 5 High Efficiency Blades and Blade Pitch that Provides Greater Airflow, Plus Energy Star Certified Lights and Variable Speed Functionality with Remote, in Silver and Black.
By: Home Decorators Collection

Editor's Note

If being sustainable and environmentally conscious, while saving money in the process, is something you’re interested in, then we recommend this noiseless, quiet ceiling fan. This product is Energy Star Certified, but doesn’t sacrifice power, featuring a 3-speed reversible motor.

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