Do you have a high ceiling? Searching for a longer downrod that will work with your fan?

A 72" downrod is for a tall ceiling. At just under $100, you're paying a little more than $1/inch - that's certainly one way to look at it. If you do have a very tall ceiling, then you will need a larger downrod / longer. A Monte Carlo fan needs to be supported by something - and that something is a downrod. The only time you don't need a downrod, is if your fan is capable of being flushmounted. Normal fans are not capable of being flushmounted unless you specifically see the fan advertised as being a flushmount fan.

When looking for a downrod, it's important to match up the length, but also the decor. Noting whether the downrod is threaded or not is also a good point to observe. Threaded downrods "screw in," which forms a stronger bond between the fan and the housing connected to the ceiling.

Titanium finish meshes well with metallic style or metallic decor ceiling fans. Titanium also goes well with rusted bronze, steel or any metal finish for the most part! If you have a metallic finish, steel, or other finish, the titanium downrod will go great with it.

Monte Carlo DR72TI 72-Inch Downrod, Titanium


Features: Downrods offer added flexibility in placement of ceiling fans, 1/2-Inch diameter, 72-Inch length

Monte Carlo DR72TI 72" Downrod Titanium Finish Titanium
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Do you have a high ceiling? Searching for a longer downrod that will work with your fan?

A 72" downrod is for a tall ceiling. At just under $100, you're paying a little more than $1/inch - that's certainly one way to look at it. If you do have a very tall ceiling, then you will need a larger downrod / longer. A Monte Carlo fan needs to be supported by something - and that something is a downrod. The only time you don't need a downrod, is if your fan is capable of being flushmounted. Normal fans are not capable of being flushmounted unless you specifically see the fan advertised as being a flushmount fan.

When looking for a downrod, it's important to match up the length, but also the decor. Noting whether the downrod is threaded or not is also a good point to observe. Threaded downrods "screw in," which forms a stronger bond between the fan and the housing connected to the ceiling.

The downrod featured on this page is a rubberized white finish. We also have featured, a titanium finish as well. If you have a white fan and white walls, it's recommended you match up this white finish downrod with your other decor.

Monte Carlo DR72RZW, Monte Carlo 72" Downrod, Rubberized White


Features: Finish: Rubberized White

Founded in 1996, Monte Carlo Fan Company is a Generation Brands company, a leader and innovator in the lighting, electrical wholesale, home improvement, home decor, and building industries. Monte Carlo specializes in trend inspired, fashion forward ceiling fans and accessories in a wide variety of styles, sizes and finishes. Ceiling fans have changed throughout the years, but our commitment to quality and unprecedented customer service has not.
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A downrod is an important part of the ceiling fan installation. The downrod keeps the fan a safe distance from the ceiling, while also keeping it a safe distance from the floor too. Depending upon the height of the room, you can size out the downrod size that you need. If you don't want to use a downrod, that is also a possibility - however, you'll need a flushmount ceiling fan in order to get around using a downrod.

There's a few things to keep in mind when sourcing a downrod. Assuming one did not come with your Monte Carlo fan, you can purchase one here, different online retailers, local retailers, etc. In terms of sourcing the correct downrod that you require, the things you want to keep track of are the decor of the downrod needed (to match the fan), the height of the room, and the compatibility of the downrod.

The importance of a correctly sized downrod is critical! It is imperative to buy a downrod that allows for max cooling effect. Be sure to browse for the one that suits the needs of your home best. If purchasing a 18 inch downrod, the suggested height for the ceiling you are installing the fan to is 10 feet from the ground. If browsing for a room which is a height of 9 feet, then a 12 inch downrod is what you need.


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Monte Carlo DR18BK Accessories, Downrod


Features: Category: fans, Family: downrod, Bulb(s) Included: No, Style: traditional

Founded in 1996, Monte Carlo Fan company is a generation brands company, a leader and innovator in the lighting, electrical wholesale, home improvement, home décor, and building industries. Monte Carlo specializes in trend inspired, fashion forward ceiling fans and accessories in a wide variety of styles, sizes and finishes. Ceiling fans have changed throughout the years, but our commitment to quality and unprecedented customer service has not.
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What is a ceiling fan downrod?

What does a downrod do? What is it for? Well, a ceiling fan downrod helps to secure the fan to the ceiling. It ensures that the blades are operating a safe distance from the ceiling. A Monte Carlo ceiling fan cannot be flushmounted to the ceiling, unless it is a flushmount fan. The downrod holds the fan, secured in the air, both a safe distance from the ground and the ceiling.

  • Safe distance to the ceiling from the fan blades: 8-10 inches or more
  • Safe distance from the ground: Requires distance of at least 7 feet
  • Standard ceiling fans: 3-6 inches long
  • Standard room size: Ceiling height will be between 8 to 9 feet

Downrods will increase in length as you add more height to the room. As the room grows taller, you require a fan with a longer downrod. Ceiling height starts around 8 feet and goes up to 15 feet. Downrod lengths start at 6" and work up to 60 inches long!

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Recently a site visitor asked us the following question,

Dear Monte Carlo fans, I am trying to change the light bulb on my fan. The problem I am having is that the glass dome is not easily removed. How can I remove the glass dome and change the light bulb underneath?

Answer: Removing the glass globe can be difficult with bare hands, as the globe glass is smooth. If you're having trouble removing the glass globe, try using rubber gloves which will make it easier to grip the glass globe and remove it. Turn the globe clockwise until it pops off. If the glass does not remove easily, you can try an oil like WD40 to make it easier to remove. We highly recommend using gloves in that instance, because the glass will become even more difficult to grip and say it pops off unexpectedly while turning, it will fall down and smash on the floor.

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If you can get a family member or friend to help with this endeavor, it does make it a lot easier. They can hold onto the glass globe while you turn the globe. This way, you don't have to focus on keeping your hands on the globe. Your wife or husband would be a good candidate for this work!

Selecting an Energy Efficient Bulb Replacement

When picking a bulb to replace the existing bulb, be sure to consider the cost of energy and also the possibility of energy savings. Everyone would like to save some money here and there. So it's important to investigate and do some research; we do this all the time with consumer purchases. For example, you may consider LED light bulbs because they are energy efficient. They generally last longer and thus are less expensive to replace in the home. Having to replace them less often is of course appealing, as well.