A downrod is a required part of the ceiling fan. With most Harbor Breeze ceiling fan purchases, the downrod helps to keep the fan attached to the ceiling. The downrod absorbs the motion of the fan, keeping it centered and balanced while it does it’s job. However, you don’t necessarily have to use a fan with a downrod – you could use a low profile fan or hugger fan, mentioned below.
The only time in which you won’t have downrod, is when you are installing a hugger fan. A hugger Harbor Breeze (also called a low profile fan) mounts directly to the ceiling. The reason you may use a hugger fan, is when you don’t have enough clearance from the ceiling. If you have a low ceiling, you may want to consider a hugger instead of a standard downrod mounted fan.
Downrods come in the following sizes:
- 6 inch
- 12 inch
- 24 inch
- 36 inch
You can also find downrod finishes in the following flavor:
- Antique Brass
- Brushed Nickel
- Aged Iron