Hugger Fans Are a Cool Solution to Low Profile Ceilings
Before the advent of proper heating systems and insulation, many homes were built with low profile or dropped ceilings that contained heat in a room and living area. Heating and insulation has improved significantly since then. Today, homeowners living in older homes face rising temperatures during the summer as heat becomes trapped in small living spaces. Residents may feel as if there no other choice but to endure the heat without major home renovations or the ability to install a standard ceiling fan as this requires that the blades hang at least seven feet above the floor. Hugger ceiling fans, also know as flush mount or low profile ceiling fans, offer a cool solution because they are installed flush against the ceiling without the use of downrod, which allows the fan to hang at least seven feet above the floor as recommended by the NEC. Like their standard counterparts, low profile ceiling fans create a cooling effect in a home during the summer and distribute heat in a residence during the winter. Flush mount ceiling fans are ideal for bedrooms, home offices, and attics as well as motor homes. However, they should not be installed on sloped or vaulted ceilings due to the blades’ proximity.
Types of Hugger Ceiling Fans
A low profile fan is ideal for ventilating small rooms and spaces, but this does not mean homeowners have limited options to choose from. Hugger ceiling fans include many of the same features as standard ceiling fans.
- Sizes - These fans are available in a range of sizes, including small hugger ceiling fans that add a whimsical touch to a child’s bedroom or play area.
- Lighting - Hugger ceiling fans with lights provide the function of a flush mount fan with the necessity of lighting, which is ideal for kitchen, bedroom or office.
- Outdoor - UL-rated flush mount outdoor ceiling fans are made with moisture resistant parts designed specifically for damp and wet areas. These fans are ideal for patios and porches.
- Styles and Finishes - Hugger fans are available in an array of styles and finishes, from contemporary to traditional. A white hugger ceiling fan is a popular choice among the finishes.
Article Written by +Colby Harris