By Carina Martinelli. Ceiling Fans. Published at Thursday, January 11th, 2018 - 22:04:07 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.
Safety - Of course, the safety of your ceiling fan is of the utmost concern. You need to be sure that the fan itself is quality rated and that by installing it you are not going to be overloading any circuits. An overload of the circuits could lead to power outages and even fire.
A down rod is nothing more than an extension, really. The higher your ceiling, the longer you want the down rod to be. If you have ten foot ceilings, you should have a one-foot down rod. Down rods increase total airflow and bring the blades themselves closer to where you need it.
Dual Mounting: Fans that feature dual mounting are able to be mounted close to the ceiling or from a downrod. You can decide after purchasing your fan, which is optimal if you would like to see how the fan looks on the ceiling first. Downrods are inexpensive and can easily be applied to dual mounting fans for aesthetic purposes; for cathedral ceilings, a fan lowered with a downrod can provide an appearance of grandeur and luxury. Plus a lowered fan brings the breeze of your ceiling fan closer to you, for a slightly more concentrated or stronger breeze.
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