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Fan Buyer's Guide

Fan Buyer's Guide - Ceiling Fan Mounting & Installation Options

Inspiration, What to Consider & Fan FAQs: A Few Quick Tips On Ceiling Fan Installation


Ceiling Fan Installation Options

What type of ceiling fan mounting is best for your space? There are several options available, each designed to optimize air circulation and fit proportionally into a space, whether it is small or large.

Regulations do require fans to be installed at least 7 feet up from the floor. Aside from that, you can choose the fan mounting that best suits your room and your style.

Hugger Ceiling Fan

This type of flush mount ceiling fan is ideal for low ceilings (8 feet ). There is no space between the ceiling fan’s motor housing and the ceiling. It's a great choice for smaller urban spaces, including apartments and condos.

Close-to-Ceiling Fans

A downrod of 3 to 5 inches is installed between the ceiling canopy and fan. The added space between the low profile ceiling fan and ceiling allows for more air circulation and fan efficiency. This mounting option is good for living room ceiling fans or any room where the ceiling to floor height is roughly nine feet.

Ceiling Fans with Downrods

In rooms with high ceilings, it is a good idea to add longer downrods to your ceiling fan. This is an ideal configuration for great rooms, lofts and expansive entryways. Most large ceiling fans include a downrod as a mounting option, but you will want to double check before you purchase your new fan.

Ceiling Fans On Sloped Ceilings

If your ceiling is vaulted or has an incline, a slope adapter is a must and will allow your fan to hang straight. (Not all fans are sloped ceiling adaptable, though.) Certain ceiling fans come with downrods that can rotate to a certain degree (check the product details). Be sure to see the article about sloped ceiling fans for further clarification.