A low ceiling height and the use of a ceiling fan are not mutually exclusive. In rooms with a ceiling lower than 2.3 metres we recommend using a ceiling fan with a slim construction where the distance from the ceiling to the bottom of the appliance have been reduced to a minimum. This allows ideal air circulation in low rooms and tall people need not be concerned.Contents:
The ideal height from the ground to the fan is about 2.30m, the distance from the blades to the ceiling is recommended with 30 to 40cm. If this gap is smaller, the air that is moved between the blades and the ceiling must overcome a bigger resistance. The airflow of the ceiling fan is reduced slightly, however it is necessary in order to move sufficient air in rooms with low ceilings. In the course of better heat insulation in newly built houses, rooms with low ceilings become increasingly more common: Less ceiling height equals less required heating.
There are two kinds of slim ceiling fans for low rooms. On one hand there are ceiling fans with a short down rod or a slim light kit. These measures decrease the overall depth of the fan. In case of some ceiling fans the rod that is supplied in the box can be cut to length with a metal saw. In that case, new holes for the screws must be drilled on the rod. Prefabricated spare rods are available in different size and pose a great alternative to shortening a rod. Due to the size of the fans we recommend a remote control or wall controller option.
The second type of construction are fans with a hugger mount style that we will take a closer look at in the next section.
Pepeo tip: Ceiling fans with ball-and-joint sockets can be mounted to sloping ceilings or corners to ensure the room is used as best as possible. A note about installation on sloped ceilings is available in the technical specifications of the product description. It might be necessary to add a longer drop rod to prevent the blades from hitting the angled ceiling walls.
The hugger mount style ceiling fan features a motor housing that is mounted directly to the ceiling without any drop rod in between. This reduces the gap from the ceiling to the blades considerably. The Kisa ceiling fan for example has a dimension of just 16cm from ceiling to blades. The increased frictional resistance impacts the airflow of the ceiling fan however the circulation is still more than enough for use in private households. When it comes to professional application in industrial environments, centrifugal wall fans are used instead of hugger mount ceiling fans.
Slim constructions like the ceiling fans Saturn, Kisa and Aero cannot be mounted to sloping ceilings due to the lack of a flexible ball-and-socket joint.
Pepeo tip: The slimmer the light kit, the more free space you have between your head and the ceiling fan. If a ceiling fan with a short drop rod or a hugger mount should be used, depends on the ceiling and body height. If your room has sloping ceilings, check if the wiring can be laid there.
Are all single parts of the ceiling fan listed in the manual at hand? Arrange the parts and required tools on your table or floor. Turn off the power supply in the room on the fuse box. Check if the supply really stopped by flicking the light switch.