Answers to Common Ceiling Fan Questions

What is the way to choose the right fan?

Well, a number of factors will come into play to include the room size, height of the ceiling, maximum width available for the blades, style, color, and features such as light kit, remote control, and reversible rotation.

How can a ceiling fan cool and warm a room?

Choosing a quality made fan can actually make a room's temperature feel eight degrees cooler. This is possible by the airflow produced by the blades and the perspiration on the skin. During the summer, the blades rotate one way, pushing warm air toward the ceiling. However, in the winter, the blades can be switched so the rotate the opposite way, which pushes warm air up by the ceiling down into the room, therefore, making it warmer.

How do you know the right direction for the blades pertaining to season?

The blades of a ceiling fan will need to rotate counterclockwise during the summer and clockwise in the winter.

How is the size of down rod chosen?

The down rod is a piece of metal that allows a ceiling fan to hang down from the ceiling. Typically, this is used for tall ceilings or those with a slant. For the highest degree of air flow, you need blades to be at eight to nine feet from the floor. Therefore, use this guideline to determine the appropriate length of the down rod.

What all does a ceiling fan warranty cover?

The type and length of warranty will depend on the manufacturer and type of fan but in most cases, fans come with a limited lifetime warranty. Others will come with a 10 or 25-year warranty, which usually covers the motor, motor housing, and other major parts.

Are ceiling fans hard to install?

Actually, if you were to follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer, you would find the process relatively simple. There is a little bit of wiring, which is something that anyone can do. If the fan is large or heavy, you would need the assistance of another person but other than that, you can have the fan up and operating within an hour in most cases.

Why is my fan making a humming sound?

Quality ceiling fans run with capacitors, which are electrical controllers. Other options controls include dimmer switches and variable speed controls. We suggest you avoid using the variable speed fan control, which can cause humming. Additionally, it might be that a part is not tightened, which is a simple adjustment.

My newly installed fan will not start - what should I do?

This could be any number of problems. For starters, make sure the main and branch of the circuit breaker is on or has not tripped. If on, then check the forward and reverse switch, ensuring it is in the up or down position securely. If the switch has accidently been flipped to the middle, the fan will not run. Finally, fans are shipped with stabilizer tabs on the motor. Make sure these have been removed. If all else fails, use the toll-free number to call for customer support from the manufacturer