It is possible to remove the down rod for your ceiling fan to make it a flush-mount (ceiling hugger) fixture As stated before, most fans with downrods can be coverted to a flush mount but make sure those screws and screwholes are there first so it can be changed out.
Furthermore, are Flush Mount Ceiling Fans effective? Flush mounts anchor the fan directly against the ceiling. Hugger fans are ideal for rooms that have ceilings under 8 feet in height or in situations where a fan with optional light would hang down too low. Hugger fans will not move as much air as a regular fan because the blades are closer to the ceiling.
Similarly, it is asked, do I need a flush mount ceiling fan?
As a simple rule: If your ceiling is 7.5 feet high or less, you need a flushmount ceiling fan. A standard mount ceiling fan will not meet the 7 foot minimum distance requirement (fan blades to floor).
How far down should a ceiling fan hang?
For safety reasons, a ceiling fan should always hang at least 7 above the floor. Also, for maximum air flow there should be at least 10 inches of air space between the blades and the ceiling.