By Renata Mazza. Ceiling Fans. Published at Tuesday, January 09th, 2018 - 19:40:48 PM.
Take a walk-through of the nearest Home Depot. By walking up and down the aisles and looking at the various fans that are displayed on the ceilings above, you’ll be able to see how much lower some fans hang than others do. By sticking with the options that hug the ceiling, you’ll have your light and air circulation back and in working condition in no time.
Low ceiling adapter: A low ceiling adapter is a kit which accomplishes the same thing as a downrod. Usually made of brass or another metal, a low ceiling adapter kit attaches directly from the ceiling and omits the need for lowering the fan at all as it automatically hangs a little farther down with the adapter.
The height of your ceiling does make a difference - Just like all ceiling fans are not alike, all rooms are not the same, either. The closer your fan is to the ceiling, the less air it is going to pull. If you have low ceilings, of course, you are going to need a flush mount, meaning you will need to mount your fan close to the ceiling, otherwise it would be hanging down too low and pose a hazard. But, if you have high ceilings, you will want to install a down rod.
There are 2 types of outdoor ceiling fans, those rated for DAMP locations and those rated for WET locations. There is a notable difference between the two and it is important that you choose the right type for your application. In either case, make sure the fan you purchase is UL Listed for the application you need so that you know it can be safely installed without creating a potential electrical hazard.
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