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Ceiling Fans for High Ceilings

While having a high ceiling might make a statement in your house, choosing the best type of ceiling fan for that height is challenging. Ceiling fans produce the best airflow when they’re 8-9 feet above the floor and typically, you’ll need something to support all that height. Most manufacturers include longer downrods for certain ceiling heights but not every fan performs the same when it’s installed on a high ceiling.

Most houses have a ceiling height of 8 or 9 feet which is why ceiling fans come with a 3-inch or 6-inch downrod, whereas for higher ceilings, a longer downrod is necessary. Whether you have a vaulted, slopped or flat high ceiling, there are many ceiling fans to choose from, you just need to carefully consider their downrod size, performance, and design. Before we take a look at ceiling fan options for high ceilings, we understand that the ideal downrod length is sometimes overlooked and we wanted to briefly show you how to measure for your high ceiling.

How to Choose the Correct Length for your Downrod

The key to making your ceiling fan perform great is to get a downrod that’s the ideal length for your ceiling. If you didn’t already know, the downrod is that metal pipe which keeps your fan balanced and ensures great airflow. If your ceiling is not higher than 8 feet then you should opt for a flush-mount or low-profile ceiling fan for optimal airflow.

To find the correct length for your downrod, a rule of thumb is to measure your ceiling height, subtract the height of the fan, and lastly, subtract the wanted hanging height which is usually somewhere around 8 to 9 feet. For instance: 10-feet ceiling – 12-inch ceiling fan = 1-foot downrod. Or, you could also take a look at this downrod chart for better understanding:


Now that we got this out of the way, we’re ready to take a look at our top 10 best-rated ceiling fans for high ceilings. We have done a research to give your only the best fans for your high ceiling and we made sure to choose based on the quality of their construction, balance, downrod availability, performance, and design.

Minka-Aire F828-BN/DW Symbio 56 Inch Ceiling Fan

If you appreciate a clean design, this Minka Lavery Symbio is perfect for that and as a bonus, it works as great as it looks. It provides the best comfort for you, especially in rooms that have a high ceiling, with an airflow capacity of 6365 CFM which is amazing.

Features: It includes a 6-inch downrod or you can separately get a 3-inch one too since the fan measures to be 56 inches and that’s an ideal size for a large room with a high ceiling. An integrated LED light that uses 35 watts is the perfect addition to this fan, providing enough illumination for your room and not seeking too much attention. For optimum control over the fan, a remote control is included but you could opt for a wall-control too which you can separately buy.

Design: With a seamless design that’s on the contemporary side, this fan is engineered to perform and look great wherever you install it. We like how this comes in 4 different finishes, such as:

  • Brushed Nickel
  • Brushed Nickel/White
  • Flat White
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze

The variety in finishes means you get to choose whichever one best matches your interior. It complements a modern design, gives it an elevated look to your room and it looks exceptional. Just from the looks of it, you can see that this is specifically made for a high or vaulted ceiling because of the metal downrod that blends in with the rest of the ceiling fan.

What we like:

  • 6-speed reversible motor
  • Bright and dimmable light bulb
  • Sleek modern design
  • DC motor has a high-tech circuitry for a wobble free fan
  • Low noise level

What we don’t like:

  • Installation is difficult if you’re not an electrician

Sofucor 52 Inch Ceiling Fan with Light and Remote

Added to the list of modern ceiling fans, this 52-inch Sofucor fan is the combination of a contemporary and elegant design and we’re here for it. We love the fact that this comes with a 5-inch and 10-inch downrod so you can customize the height, even on a slopped ceiling up to 13 degrees.

Features: We can’t begin to show you all the amazing features that this fan has. First things first, it comes with a highly-efficient DC motor that uses up to 70% less energy and it’s reversible; works both as a fan and as a lighting fixture with an LED light that has a dimmable option; a remote control to switch on/off the fan, adjust the speed or timer and a hand-crafted copper motor for the best airflow.

Design: Using the highest quality materials, this fan is so aesthetically-pleasing with the curved wooden blades and lighting that act as a fan and chandelier at the same time. If you prefer a fan without a light, you could also get that and it would look just as good. The walnut blades have a great texture and they push sufficient airflow, while also adding a touch of a rustic vibe.

What we like:

  • 2-in-1 design (fan and chandelier)
  • Consumes less energy than AC fans
  • 8-hrs timer modes
  • Wobble free
  • Easy to install

What we don’t like:

  • Instructions could be better

Westinghouse Lighting 7224900 Widespan Industrial Ceiling Fan

If you happen to have a large industrial space with a high ceiling, this Westinghouse Widespan fan is the perfect pick for you because it delivers a significant amount of airflow and it’s installed with a downrod only which is great for very high ceilings. It’s designed to cool large areas such as workshops, high ceiling big rooms, or lofts and it’s hung at least 10 feet above the floor.

Features: This 100-inch ceiling fan is the ultimate choice for a residential or industrial area and if needed, you could purchase an extension downrod separately. It includes a high-quality reversible motor that runs smoothly and quietly and a 6-speed remote control to operate the cooling air.

Design: The 8 aluminum blades which cut through the air perfectly and without any noise are one of the main reasons we recommend this fan. Whether you have a normal or vaulted high ceiling fan, this would work great because it’s specifically designed for that. The brushed nickel and matte black finishes are such good options to choose from because they can either blend in or stand out from the rest of your area’s style.

What we like:

  • Great for spaces up to 400 square feet
  • Sturdy construction
  • Straightforward installation
  • Lifetime warranty on the motor
  • Quiet and precise airflow

What we don’t like:

  • Remote control doesn’t have the best design
  • Can’t be turned on without a remote

Honeywell Ceiling Fans 51473-01 Xerxes Ceiling Fan

For a bold statement piece in your high ceiling, the Honeywell Xerxes fan gives you just that. It’s a contemporary design but with a sprinkle of vintage that makes this the perfect addition to any indoor area. Works great in rooms with a high ceiling since it’s dual mounted with a standard downrod mount (4-inch downrod included) and on angled ceilings up to a 17-degree.

Features: Honestly, we love every feature of this fan, starting from the fact that it’s 62 inches which makes this perfect for a large area. It also includes an integrated LED light kit that’s dimmable; a remote control for adjusting the 3 speeds, light, or switching on/off the fan and it’s compatible with Google Home and Alexa which you can get separately. Lastly, the reversible motor ensures that enough airflow is circulated around the room.

Design: We just can’t get enough of this fan and its design because it blends in with many styles. It’s an impressive design, with a dual finish on the blades in matte black and ash, complemented by the frosted white glass. And as an addition, the fan comes in 4 different finishes:

  • Black
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • White

The good thing about this is that you can pick whichever finish you like based on the interior of your room and your preferences. We like to think of this fan as a modern approach to the traditional ceiling fan because you can see the clean-lined blades and how they give the fan a farm industrial yet modern look.

What we like:

  • Powerful and modern design
  • Features a twist lock technology
  • 4-inch downrod comes with an accompanying 54-inch lead wire
  • Easy assembly
  • Provides great airflow

What we don’t like:

  • The ‘’motor reverse’’ option is placed on top of the fan assembly which makes it difficult to change it every season

Monte Carlo 3MAVR60BS Maverick Energy Star 60” Outdoor Ceiling Fan

The Monte Carlo Maverick Max ceiling fan is without a doubt, one of the best options we can offer you if you have a wide open room with a high ceiling and you won’t be disappointed. With ultra-quiet motor and sleek blades, the fan comes in 5 different sizes: 52 inches, 60 inches, 70 inches, 88 inches, and 99 inches to provide you with the best airflow.

Features: We can’t say enough good things about this fan just because it comes with different features that we all love. It’s energy star-rated with a DC motor that offers you 50% energy savings and uses 70% less energy; it’s damp rated so it’s great for covered outdoor areas too; a 6-speed remote control; comes with a 6-inch downrod to adjust the height and so much more.

Design: The handcrafted balsa wood blades are so beautifully carved and they’re totally wobble-free, making a bold statement in your room. What we also love is the versatility of the 8 finishes that this fan comes in but we will mention just a few:

  • Aged Pewter – Light Grey Weathered Oak
  • Brushed Steel – Dark Walnut
  • Brushed Steel – Koa
  • Burnished Brass – White
  • Matte Black – Black

Whether you have a rustic or modern interior design, the Maverick’s finishes are definitely worth a second look because we’re sure they’ll match any style. The blades are softly rounded, giving it a clean and elegant look, especially in a room with a high ceiling because that’s where it looks best.

What we like:

  • Energy-efficient DC motor
  • Different sizes and finishes, matching your preferences
  • Clean design
  • Moves a serious amount of air
  • Smooth operation
  • Great for a master bedroom, living room, covered porch

What we don’t like:

  • You can’t control anything without the remote

Minka Aire F787-ORB 52″ 3-Blade Ceiling

If you want to define and enhance the style of your room, this Minka Aire Orb ceiling fan will do just that thanks to its attractive design and highly efficient DC motor which moves a huge amount of air. This 52-inch ceiling fan is great for a large room with a high ceiling since it comes with a 6-inch downrod to adjust the height.

Features: The thing we like most about the fan’s features is the reversible DC motor that cuts down on your energy costs and produces a great amount of airflow; a remote control for optimum control over your fan’s light, reverse function, and switching on/off; compatible with Google Home and Amazon Alexa with the Bond Home app (sold separately) so it’s voice-activated and more.

Design: Although it has a simple design, the fan actually acts as a finishing touch to your area. We like how the fan comes in 6 different finishes, offering you plenty of choices such as:

  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Brushed Nickel Wet
  • Flat White
  • Silver
  • Soft Brass/Coal
  • Soft Brass/Flat White

Each finish is so beautiful and it adds a modern touch to your room, without being too overbearing. Although the blades are not made out of real wood, they still produce a great amount of airflow and they come in different color options so it’s a win-win.

What we like:

  • Highly energy-efficient and great quality fan
  • You can get LED lights (sold separately)
  • Modern and minimalistic design
  • Easy to install
  • No clicking sounds or wobbling
  • Works in outdoor areas too

What we don’t like:

  • Some people don’t like the fake wood blades
  • If installed outside, the wind makes the fan have a sound

Hunter Fan Company 18865 Hunter 1886 Limited Edition Indoor Ceiling Fan

We told you that we have something for everyone and this Hunter 1886 limited edition ceiling fan is one of our favorite fans because of its antique-like design, straight out of a Victorian house. It’s an intricate design with 2 blades that produce a huge amount of airflow – 6422 CFM, that’s crazy!

Features: Although it has a traditional design, the fan actually includes modern features such as a reversible motor that operates quietly and carved wood blades that ensure great air movement. And if you have a high ceiling, this is even better because it comes with a 12-inch downrod that you can use to get the proper distance. It measures 60 inches which is a great size for a medium to large sized room that has a high ceiling because it offers a cooling breeze that you can control through the pull chains.

Design: Hunter is all about details. The first thing that comes to mind when you see a fan like this is the rustic yet elegant design that has distressed dark cherry basswood blades which complement the whole fan. The next detail we absolutely love is the decorative rope downrod sleeve and the spherical rotating motor housing that add a touch of elegance and uniqueness.

What we like:

  • Classy and unusual design
  • Well balanced
  • Whisper wind motor
  • Great quality
  • Assembles in around 20 minutes

What we don’t like:

  • Instructions could be clearer

Lucci Air 212916010 Viceroy Ceiling Fan

The Lucci Air Viceroy ceiling fan is one of the trendiest fans out there with a highly powerful DC motor and a slim profile that complement your modern interior design so beautifully. Even if you have a high ceiling, this works perfectly because it comes with a 6-inch downrod and other optional lengths which you can buy separately.

Features: The 52-inch Viceroy is great for any room with a high ceiling and you don’t need to worry about any sounds because it comes with a reversible whisper wind DC motor which operates noiseless. The remote control that comes with the fan is wall mountable and includes 6 speed settings so you can easily operate your fan’s settings. Not only does this fan work on flat ceilings but it’s also great for an up to a 12-degree angled ceiling.

Design: Simply put, this fan is sophisticated and it’s the perfect addition to any room with a modern design. We like the ABS plastic blades since they produce a great amount of airflow while also operating quietly. There are finish 3 options you can choose, all of which upgrade your area:

  • Matte White with Matte White
  • Matte Black with Matte White
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze with Dark Koa

What we like:

  • DC motor uses up to 65% less energy
  • 6 speed settings
  • Stylish and attractive-looking fan
  • Spreads air evenly in your room
  • Quick installation process

What we don’t like:

  • Some costumers don’t like the ABS plastic blades

Honeywell Ceiling Fans 50611-01 High Power Ceiling Fan

If you want a mix between contemporary and industrial, this Honeywell High Power ceiling fan is just what you’re looking for. It truly brings life to your area because of its trendy design and the LED light bulbs which illuminate your area perfectly.

Features: We’ll start by mentioning how the fan measures 56 inches which is great for a large room with a high ceiling because it includes a 4-inch downrod with a 54-inch lead wire for a longer downrod, and is dual mounted: standard downrod and angled. The 3 LED bulbs are energy-efficient (only 5 watts) and dimmable too; the motor is reversible with 3 speeds, distributes the air evenly around the room, and is operated by a pull chain instead.

Design: The first thing that you can notice is the unique 3 branch lighting, combined with the rich color of the blades which is a striking design. We also like how the brushed nickel finish contrasts with the black blades and it gives your room a rich vibe. Overall, there’s nothing we don’t like about this fan’s design, we think everything complements each other and the room so well and in the end, you get a chic ceiling fan.

What we like:

  • Sleek and eye-catching design
  • Works great for large areas with a high ceiling
  • Excellent airflow
  • Has a white noise that’s helpful when going to sleep
  • Directional lighting is bright and dimmable

What we don’t like:

  • Limited choice of light bulbs with the GU10 base

52″ Crystal Ceiling Fan with Lights and Remote Control, Modern Chandelier Fan

The list wouldn’t be complete without this outstanding chandelier fan by YYEHON, a 2-in-1 ceiling fan which delivers great airflow and also acts as a crystal chandelier. And if you happen to have a large area and a high ceiling, this would work great because it’s dual mounted with a standard mount or on angled ceilings up to a 15-degree angle. We like to call this a fandelier – a real piece of art.

Features: We love the fact that this fan not only looks amazing but also performs great. It includes a timer function (1/2/4/8 hrs) and 3 speed settings which you can adjust with the remote control. The motor is reversible and delivers great airflow; there are three E12 light bulbs but not included within the price; it comes with2 downrods: 4.9 inches and 9.8 inches, and a screws set.

Design: The crystals of the chandelier fan upgrade your interior right away and whatever type of finish that you choose, will only enhance the overall design of the fan. The 5 wooden blades are reversible with a different finish on each side that looks great in any room. Truth be told, the crystals are the focal point of this fan, they are a decorative piece which bring illumination and elegance.

What we like:

  • A statement piece
  • Works with longer downrods for very high ceilings
  • Very quiet and efficient
  • Real sparkly crystals
  • High-quality copper motor for the best airflow

What we don’t like:

  • Attaching all the crystals one by one takes time