Freda Mendez Ceiling April 15th, 2019 - 03:56:05
Can a ceiling fan and a light kit be controlled from the same wall switch? The answer here depends on how your wall switch is currently wired. If you have a single wall switch with two wires (one black, one white), the answer is no unless you purchase a control specifically designed for this type of switch (Hunter offers three models). The answer is yes if you have a three wire set-up in the single wall switch and purchase a more common, dual control that will operate a fan and light separately from a single switch. Having an electrician install a third wire can be expensive.
The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of the in-wall and in-ceiling installation process. Dont worry, it is not as hard as it might sound, you will just need a few basic tools and some basic preplanning to get started. A common trend today is to get a way from big boxy speakers that take up so much valuable space. So a very nice alternative is to use in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. This has the advantage of providing more floor space as well as a more pleasing aesthetic home environment.
Why a Hunter ceiling fan warranty makes a difference Hunter backs its fans with a lifetime limited motor warranty, and backs that warranty with nearly 120 years in the ceiling fan business. No other manufacturer has that kind of record to stand on. So you get the peace of mind of knowing youve got the best-backed warranty in the business!
The installation is an easy, do-it-yourself project and does not require any professional wiring. Remote control kits include a handheld transmitter for sending commands to the fan and a receiver which either conceals inside the fan canopy or mounts just beneath the ceiling. Remote controls can operate the fan or light reliably up to 40 feet away from the fan.
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.
Why Many Fans Are Less Efficient. The amount of energy a fan consumes plus the volume of air the fan moves determines the fans overall efficiency. Small, low wattage motors may use little energy, but they also move very little air, resulting in very inefficient fans, Hunter fans are built to shift a lot of air.