By Carina Martinelli. Ceiling Fans. Published at Monday, January 15th, 2018 - 01:04:12 AM.
With the advent of electricity, ceiling fans quickly spread throughout the world, becoming the standard cooling method in every enclosed space you can imagine: houses, stores, movie theaters, you name it. Even though one thinks mostly of ceiling fans to fight the hot weather, they are also pretty useful to help warm up the environment. When used together with any form of heating equipment, ceiling fans make a wonderful maximizing efficiency. As everyone knows, hot air rises - therefore, warm air will inevitably rise up until itvs close to your ceiling - not the most efficient place to be. Using your ceiling fan spinning in the opposite direction will help spread the warm air around, meaning you’ll make big savings in your heating bill. Most ceiling fans come with a "winter/summer" switch for that exact reason. You’ll be able to use it all year round - itvs not just a "summer" device. That’s why you still see industrial ceiling fans in most shopping malls and any wide-open area stores. Even though they have big and powerful air conditioning units running continuously, the ceiling fans help maximize its efficiency. And the exact same thing is true if you use it in at home. Even if you have a furnace or air conditioning units, you should still consider installing ceiling fans. Often, just turning on the ceiling fan will be enough to cool everyone down, saving you from turning on your air conditioning system. And in those really hot days you need to turn the AC on, the ceiling fans will help reach a comfortable environment around your house much faster. And the same thing applies to those cold winter days, when you have to have to heat your place.
I myself am a do-it-myself kind of person. I don’t like paying for something I can very well do myself. I have 12 fans in my house, and I installed them all. All, that is, except the very first one. For the first one I called an electrician. The reason for this was that I wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to be overloading any circuits. I had him check my breakers, and I showed him where I wanted to install future fans. Sure, it cost me a hundred bucks to have him come out and install that first fan, but for that hundred bucks I also got a free check on all my other future locations. Now I knew, I could install fans wherever I wanted, and there was going to be no danger of circuit overload. Personally, I think I got a very good deal for that initial $100.
Blade irons/brackets: Blade irons attach your ceiling fan blades to the motor, connecting the fan together after it is mounted.
Safety - Of course, the safety of your ceiling fan is of the utmost concern. You need to be sure that the fan itself is quality rated and that by installing it you are not going to be overloading any circuits. An overload of the circuits could lead to power outages and even fire.
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