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Fan Downrods – Hang your Ceiling Fan Longer or Shorter!

What is a fan downrod? You may or may not know but considering the fact that you’re looking at a page full of them, we can assume that you’d at least like to know. Fan downrods are aptly named, as they are rods that hang down from your ceiling to lower you fan closer to the ground.

What is the point of fan downrods? Well, there are a couple reasons to have one. The first and most obvious reason is to allow for optimal air flow for your fan. The whole reason you have a fan in the first place is to feel the cooling effects of the fan, and if your fan is too high, it’s not doing its job like it’s supposed to. The second reason to get a downrod is for aesthetic reasons. If you have a home with particularly high ceilings, a lot of fans will look rather ridiculous. People will stop and stare, wondering why you have a fan in such a tall room. Or, they might not even notice it at all.

How do you use a downrod? Well, here’s a general rule of thumb; you want at least ten inches between the fan blades and the ceiling, and a minimum distance of seven feet from the floor. Those measurements are partially for airflow reasons, but are mostly for safety reasons. For optimum airflow, though, you want the fan to be between eight and nine feet from the floor.

Now that you know what downrods are and how to use them, you can start shopping for the perfect downrod for your home. Things to consider when choosing a downrod are finish, brand, and style, because you want it to pair well with the fan that you’re using it on. Great news, though: whatever fan you’re using, you can find its perfect downrod pair. This is Beautiful Things Lighting has such a vast and incredible selection to choose from, with over 750 options to filter and browse through.

Searching for your favorite style? Select from three different style options, including Traditional, Transitional, and Tropical/British Colonial. Focused on finding that finish to pair with your fan? Choose from 11 different amazing options, including antique brass, polished brass, nickel, white, gold, chrome, and copper. Looking to buy from a certain brand? Shop from Fanimation, Hunter, Kichler, and Monte Carlo. Start selecting from eight different filters, and begin your search to find the perfect downrod for the fan in your home, today!