So, how do you mount a ceiling fan in a room with a low ceiling? Is it even possible? Well, yes, it is possible. Flushmount or low profile ceiling fans are generally more convenient, when you have a ceiling that is lower than usual. Some ceilings, like those in basements, attics or other can have a low clearance from the floor. You won’t be able to mount the fan if you are dealing with a super low ceiling. These flushmount or “hugger” Hunter fans are useful and will mount without a downrod. This will allow you to mount a fan in rooms with less clearance.
Some flushmount Hunter fans are also dual-purpose. This means that they can be mounted with either a downrod, or flushmounted directly to the ceiling. Generally, the fan you are interested in will say on the side of the box (if you are in a store). If you are browsing online, try reading the product description before purchasing. This will allow you to get a good idea before you buy a Hunter fan – is my fan flushmount, mounted with a downrod, or dual mount?
Hunter Hugger Ceiling Fan with Lights or Light Kit
A popular variant that many look for, is a Hunter hugger ceiling fan with an accompanying light kit. The added benefit of having a light kit with a hugger fan, is not only do you have a fan which is mounted right to the ceiling, but it also illuminates the room. Pretty cool, right?
There are a few things to keep in mind with this, though. First of all – you still need the clearance for the light kit. So if you have an ultra-low ceiling, you may not have room for the additional clearance the light kit requires. This should not happen – but be careful and check your measurements twice, if you are dealing with a very low ceiling.
If you already have a Hunter hugger, flushmount or low profile ceiling fan, you may be looking for a light kit for it. So, the first question is – is the hugger fan you have light kit adaptable? The best place to check for this information is the manual that came with the fan. If you don’t have the manual, you can try looking for it online. We also have a number of Hunter user guides available.