Unfortunately, this makes hugger ceiling fans very ineffective for cooling you off. So there are actually very few high quality flush mount hugger ceiling fans to choose from as you will see. On a good note, there are several low profile hugger fans that use better designs and will actually move more air than the typical hugger fan. This is one place where our airflow rating system will really help you decide which hugger ceiling fan is best for you.
Hugger, and flush mount hugger ceiling fans
Hugger fans are designed to provide the minimum distance between the ceiling and the fan blades. This is ideal for lower ceilings as it provides the maximum clearance between the blades (and other lower parts of the fan such as lights) and the floor. The downside is that the shorter distance between the blades and the ceiling impedes circulation to a degree. Hugger ceiling fans are less effective than regular ceiling fans regardless of ceiling height.