Linda Santana Ceiling April 15th, 2019 - 09:48:03
How do I know what size fan to purchase - there are so many sizes available? You need to choose the right size fan for a room to get optimum looks, comfort and energy savings. If the fan is too small for the room, it will not move enough air to make you feel comfortable. If the fan is too big, it could move too much air. Hunter recommends the following: 100 sq foot 30-42 Ceiling fan, 400 sq foot 48-54 Ceiling fan, Larger rooms use at least 56 Ceiling fan
Lastly, air ceiling fans can be seen as a nice accent piece to any room in the home. Some are intricately designed and made a good addition to your current décor. You have the choice of different finishes, such as bronze, wood, or copper that you can select depending on what your room looks like.
Common Reasons Substandard Fans Break Down Prematurely. Motor size and blade pitch are not specified and matched correctly. Improperly installed on/off pull chains can become faulty and be pulled out of the housing. Inadequate quality, testing, manufacturing and inspection procedures send poor quality fans to market. Defective motor windings can lead to electrical shorts in the motor. Low quality fan bearings may be shielded on one side only, allowing dust to enter and cause premature failure. Inexpensive materials, poor engineering, and substandard manufacturing processes are used to create bargain fans.
Why does my fan hum when I installed a variable speed (solid state) control? Most quality ceiling fans are operated by a certain type of electrical control system called capacitors. Capacitor electronics in ceiling fans create distinct speed steps like high, medium, and low. Capacitors control the fan speed in a way that does not produce a hum. Variable fan speed controls, which create a speed control range from low to high, are operated by solid state electronics. Variable controls can create a hum because they control the fans speed in a different manner. For quiet fan operation, capacitor type fan controls are recommended for most ceiling fan installations.
Having a fan mounted on the ceiling offers a way to save space. Other types of fans, such as table fans and standing fans, can take up much needed space in certain rooms. Also, the fan will circulate the air in the entire room so that every benefits. Smaller fans tend to be used by a single person, as they direct the air from the fan toward them for maximum benefit.
What length drop rod should I use with my fan? Will the fan be more prone to wobble if I use a drop rod? - See chart above. A general formula for calculating drop rod length is: ceiling height in feet minus 9 = drop rod length. This formula is based on the fan-to-floor distance of 8 feet plus 1 foot for the dimension of the fan. So if your ceiling height is 12 feet, you need a 3 foot drop rod in order to properly position the fan 8 feet from the floor. Using long-length drop rods for fan installations actually help stabilize fans and reduce the potential for wobble. Think of a grandfather clock pendulum and its slow, heavy swing versus a smaller clock pendulum with a fast, unsteady swing. Weight and length combine to create stability, reducing wobble, whether it is in a ceiling fan or a clock pendulum.