Would anyone care to give me some info on "hugger" ceiling fans? I don't
have much head-room in the room I want to put this type of fan in, but I've
read that fans must be a certain distance from the ceiling to operate
properly. I need max air circulation.
Thanks in advance.
I have had both celing hugger fans and "traditional" fans. I opted the for
the traditional fans when I moved to a different house because I was told
that they generate more air movement. That may be true, but I honestly
cannot see much (if any) difference (and that would probably be particularly
true with low ceinings).
They mount right against the outlet box in the ceiling with no drop down
pipe. All have sufficient clearance though you may have a bit less
circulation with this type of fan-- though probably not enough to notice.
You could run it at a higher speed I guess...
In addition to what I said in previous message, you might want to consider
these things: (1) Some fans will work with a very short drop-down
extension -- 2", I think. That would not be much different than ceiling
huggers. (2) Be sure to look at the configuration/style of light kits, if
you plan to use one. Some light kits are designed so that the lights extend
straight down from the fan, others spread the lights horizontally, and still
others simply have a kit where the lights are attached directly to the
fan -- with no "arms" -- and will be covered by a globe similar to some
ceiling lights. The style can make a *big* difference if you are concerned
about the amount of clearance from floor to the fan.
I have one of these, left over from our previous owners - pretty sure
it's just one of the $59 deals you can get at Home Depot.
It works fine, though, as far as air circulation. We usually use it on
the lowest speed (anything higher and it shimmies a bit - like I said,
it's a cheap fan) and it makes a noticeable difference even on that
speed. Unless it's a very hot day or we're working on the room (which
we've been doing a lot lately), we almost never even need to use the
There is still about a foot of clearance between the fan blades and the
ceiling, which seems like plenty to gather enough air to push down. It
doesn't seem like the fan is working any harder than it would if I had
it hanging by a pole.
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