How high does a ceiling need to be for a ceiling fan?
Consequently, can you put a ceiling fan on an 8 foot ceiling?
There are no lights hanging down below the fan to elongate the fan and extend the length that the fans comes down from the ceiling. In order for a fan to be considered to be OK to use on an 8 foot ceiling, the bottom of the blades of the fan must be 7 feet off the floor when the fan is installed.
Also, how long should my ceiling fan downrod be? Standard ceiling fans include a downrod ranging in length from 2 inches to 10 inches, which is suitable for standard-size rooms with a ceiling height of eight to nine feet. However, fan downrods can range all the way up to 177 inches, depending on the manufacturer.
Beside this, can a ceiling fan be too close to ceiling?
If a ceiling fan is too close to a ceiling, say six inches or less, it can't easily get the needed air to push down towards the floor. Just the same, the fan blades must have a tilt to them so they cut through the air and push it down. Airplane and ship propellers operate the same way.
Are 8 foot ceilings too low?
In the real estate market, houses with 8 foot ceilings are generally a fit for only the low end of the market. Most buyers today can afford to purchase houses with 9 or 10 foot ceilings. With ceiling height, as with many things, too little is not good -- and too much is not good.