How To Adjust The Height of Your Ceiling Fans

It is important when choosing a ceiling fan to measure your room correctly to ensure that you a buy a model that will fit well with your ceiling height.

Leave 7 Foot Clearance Below Fan

It is generally recommended that when installed you leave 7 feet of clearance below the fan to avoid injuries. With typical 8 foot ceilings, this means that you will have to select a compacted model that will take up little room. Once you have installed a fan there is no way to raise it up, however, if you have high ceilings, you can adjust it lower so that it is more effective.

Downrods for Easy Fan Height Adjustment

Using a downrod, it is possible to adjust the height of your ceiling fan by lowering it. Coming in sizes ranging from 12 to 72 inches, downrods are designed to bring your ceiling fan down to where it can be comfortably enjoyed and have optimum performance for cooling rooms with ceilings higher than 8 feet. These can also be purchased with vaulted ceiling adapters which make vaulted ceiling installation much easier. Downrods can be purchased in a variety of colors and finishes. Shop online or at your local home improvement store for a wide selection.