Homeowners across the country have ceiling fans installed in their home for a variety of reasons. Are you one of the millions of Americans who have or wish to have ceiling fans in your home? If so, you have probably thought about what the benefits of installing ceiling fans are. If you do decide to install them in your home, will you install them yourself or will you hire an electrician? Once they are installed they will need to be properly maintained to increase their longevity. At Burley Electrical Services, we want you to know about all of the different subjects to consider when you’re thinking about ceiling fans. So read on and become an informed consumer!
Health & Other Benefits of Ceiling Fans
There are distinct advantages to installing ceiling fans in your home. First, ceiling fans lower energy costs by up to 30-40%. Ceiling fans don’t actually decrease the temperature of your room, but the increase in air flow makes the room feel cooler. When the room feels cooler you can keep your thermostat turned up higher and be just as comfortable. During the winter you can reverse the direction your fan blades rotate so that the warm air in the room will be forced down and out towards the walls without creating a chilly draft. Not only are fans functional, they can also help light up your room. Ceiling fans with lights bring beautiful layered lighting to your room. As you pick out a fan for your home you will be able to choose from all sorts of sizes, styles, and finishes that will complement your individual style. They can serve as a focal point of any room.
Ceiling Fan Installation
Once you have decided on a ceiling fan you will need to decide where to install it. To maximize efficiency, you should position your fan in the middle of the room, with the blades no closer than 18 inches from the walls. You will also need to decide what length of a downrod you will need. A downrod is the shaft that connects the motor of the fan to the blades. You may want to consult a showroom or manufacturer’s recommendations for the recommended length for your downrod. If your ceilings are lower than eight feet you will want to consider a flush-mount fan. If you are installing a fan in a room without a light fixture you will need to hire a licensed electrician to bring electricity to the spot that you want to install your fan. Once you have power in your room and your fan picked out, you are ready for installation. Most people choose to hire a professional for their ceiling fan installation.
Ceiling Fan Maintenance
After your ceiling fan is installed and functioning, you will want to make sure that you properly maintain your fan. Making sure that you keep your fan clean is the first step for ceiling fan maintenance. Your blades will need to be cleaned routinely. You can clean your ceiling fan blades with a damp, soapy cloth. Make sure that your fan is dry before turning it back on. At times your fan can begin to make noises. These noises can typically be fixed by simply using a screwdriver to tighten the screws on the fan.
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As you contemplate your ceiling fan needs we hope that you will remember that Burley Electrical Services can take of any electrical needs you may have. We can bring electricity to the room you want your fan installed and help with that fan installation. Please give us a call today at 954-942-8343!