What Size of Downrod Should I Purchase?

Knowing the height of your ceiling can assist you in choosing a mounting style. If your ceiling is slightly sloped and higher, a ceiling fan with a downrod mount would be suitable. For low ceilings, Smafan has a wide assortment of small ceiling fans with flush mount designs.

To determine the ceiling height, use a ladder and a tape measure to measure the distance between the ceiling and the floor.

Recommended Downrod Length

illustration of measure ceiling height to purchase ceiling fan downrod

To determine the recommended downrod length, you must first subtract the height of the fan from the ceiling height, taking into account the height at which you wish to hang the fan:

Suggested Downrod Length = (Ceiling Height - Ceiling Fan Height) - Hanging Length Desired