When shopping for a new ceiling fan, you will need to consider a number of factors to choose the one best for your needs. For instance, you will need to consider the size of the room, as well as the height of the ceiling. Other factors associated with buying a ceiling fan include blade length, design, number of blades, options for reverse rotation, remote control, light fixture, and so on. Additionally, one factor that some people overlook is the warranty, which is important.
While quality fans from reputable companies are made to last, things do happen. Typically, if something is going to go wrong, it would be with the motor. Therefore, it would be important to choose a fan with a motor warranty, providing protection in the case of defects in the way in which the motor and housing were made, as well as the material used for sending the ceiling fan from the warehouse to the store or individual's home.
Ceiling fans come with a variety of warranties, some that offer five years of protection, some ten years, and some a lifetime. Although you might pay a little more for a quality fan, ultimately, it would be an investment worth making. While the motor and motor housing are the parts of the fan covered most by warranties, there are other parts of the fan that are covered with a warranty as well.
For instance, the fan heater parts are also covered in many cases by a warranty. In this case, the warranty would likely exclude any blades made of Plexiglas or glass. The type of warranty seen in this case most often is that the parts would be void of any defects in workmanship, as well as the materials used during shipment, taking the fan from the warehouse to its destination. Although you would see different options, the most common is coverage for one year from the time of purchase.
Typically, a warranty such as this would ensure that if any defects in a specific part were found, they would be fixed, at no charge to you. The other option is that if the defect was bad or at the buyer's discretion, they could ask for a replacement fan rather than have the original one fixed. Now, while the majority of major parts are protected, there are also warranties for things such as the remote control.
Although the process for getting the warranty differs from one manufacturer to another, you would usually need to provide a copy of the sales receipt, showing the date and place of purchase for the fan. Just remember, while the damaged fan would be covered, you would still have to take it down from the ceiling, take it in for repair, and then hang it again