- Now, check the floor-to-ceiling height of the fan blades. You can do this by measuring the floor-to-ceiling distance and subtracting for the part of the fan that will extend below the ceiling down to the lower blade surface. An absolute minimum height of 7′ is recommended (see image). This may be reinforced by building codes in your area.
- If the floor-to-ceiling distance is too little, check into a low-ceiling mount for your fan. With some models, the fan blade height can be increased by as much as 10′. Remember, though, that you need at least 12′ between the ceiling and the tops of the fan blades for proper airflow (see image). Having 18′ is better if the space is available.
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