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Why We Love Low Profile Ceiling Fans

Low profile ceiling fans are defined as fans that are no more than 15" from the ceiling, including the length of the downrod extension. They don't take up as much space but can cover the same ground when it comes to circulating air throughout a room. Many modern fans convert from close-to-ceiling to flush mount ceiling fans, too, if even more space is required. The wobble factor is greatly decreased and these types of ceiling fans are available in a range of styles from casual to contemporary, and traditional to modern.

A Low Profile Ceiling Fan for Every Room & Application

Rooms with lower ceilings typically benefit from low profile ceiling fans the most. By their very nature, a close-to-ceiling fan is mounted just below the base of the ceiling, making them the ideal choice for areas of the home with low clearance. These spaces usually include utility or laundry rooms, walk-in closets, bedrooms and even some home offices where you may need a bit of fresh air to keep you productive. These rooms usually have a ceiling height of less than 8 feet and have limited real estate on the ceiling for a light fixture or fan. Larger bathrooms are also a great option for this type of , causing harmful condensation to evaporate faster than most ventilation or exhaust fans would allow. And outdoors, low profile ceiling fans are the perfect choice for covered decks, patios and gazebos. Just be sure the fan you choose is UL listed for locations where water may be present. And consider any of these fans for low ceilings for commercial use too. Restuarants, business offices and hotels all benefit from the cool breeze provided by a well-designed .

A Low Profile Fan for Every Style

Any style can be accommodated as this selection of ceiling fans for low ceilings includes everything from restoration to modern fans to those that will fit in with the most traditionally decorated homes. For any color, finish and design, these fans offer a go-to look you'll appreciate. In contemporary homes, look to the options by or . These close-to-ceiling fans are sleek, modern and many of them offer stainless steel features you'll love pairing with appliances and fixtures of the same finish. Opt for a Hunter low profile ceiling fan for a traditional design you can work into any room. is known for quality construction and many fans include an integrated light kit. are equally appreciated in any space and serve a range of styles including classic, contemporary and transitional. Finally, if energy efficiency is needed in your space, be sure to check out the LED low profile ceiling fans available. Or look to an efficient, DC-motor fan from .

How to Choose the Best Low Profile Ceiling Fan

Knowing that a fan you choose will be mounted flush or close to the base of the ceiling takes care of step one in choosing the best fan for your space. The next important consideration is the fan's size including its height from the base of the ceiling, the number of blades it has and the diameter in which it spins. Fan diameter, often referred to as blade span, encompasses the complete length from the end of one blade to the opposite end of another blade. Blade spans of 44" or smaller are a good choice for bedrooms, breakfast nooks and home offices, while large low profile ceiling fans with a blade span of 60" or more are suited for living rooms, great rooms and outdoor living areas. Be sure to take proper measurements of your ceiling to help you find the best option.

With a size in mind, your next step is to refine your choices by colors, finishes and special features. Consider how you will want to control the fan as ceiling fans can have traditional pull chains, wall controls or remote controls. And decide if your fan needs to include a light kit or if you prefer a low profile ceiling fan without lights. If you opt for an integrated light kit, check the bulb specifications to be prepared with the right light bulbs during installation. Finally, to ensure you're choosing a highly efficient fan for your home, look to its airflow efficiency metrics. If you have any questions about the low profile ceiling fans featured here, please call our fan experts at 877.445.4486.

Other Great Options

If a close-to-ceiling fan isn't quite the right fit, look to a . Unlike a low profile fan that includes a short downrod, flushmounted ceiling fans hug the base of the ceiling and are the best option for rooms with really low clearance. Find even more petite choices in the selection of small ceiling fans. Many small diameter fans also mount flush or close to the base of the ceiling and are ideal for condensed areas like breakfast nooks and guest bedrooms. Lastly, browse the collection of for even more options you can use on the porch, patio or deck.

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