Fix These Common Ceiling Fan Problems Before Winter Sets In
A ceiling fan is a great resource to use to make your home more energy efficient. Use it in the summer, and you can raise the temperature a few degrees, making your air conditioner work less. Use it in the winter, and you can lower the temperature, giving your furnace a break while still remaining comfortable.
Ceiling fans come in all shapes and sizes. You’ll find the perfect ceiling fan to compliment any decor. Yet just because it’s available for purchase doesn’t make it a high-quality product. All ceiling fans ARE NOT created equal.
The first thing to take into account is your room size. Just because it fits doesn’t mean it’s the appropriate ceiling fan for the room. If it’s too large, it may provide too much air movement for the room, and give the decor an awkward appearance. If it’s too small, it won’t be able to handle the job.
Do you already have a ceiling fan in place? Have you noticed it doesn’t operate as efficiently as when you installed it?
In most cases, ceiling fan problems start with the blades.
When ceiling fan blades are off pitch, it means one blade is higher or lower to the ground than another one. Measure the distance from the floor to each tip of the blades. Adjust the pitch if any of them are off.
When ceiling fan blades are off weight, it means one blade weighs more than another. To fix, take each blade off and weigh; use adhesive weights and apply them to bring them all back into balance.
When ceiling fans are warped, you can start by checking every connection. Sometimes screws can come loose and cause blades to change their disposition. If everything is intact, it may be time to invest in a new fan.
Have additional questions about your ceiling fan?