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Think you know ceiling fans? After all, a fan is just a fan, right? It helps to cool your house down when it’s hot outside and that’s it, what more could there possibly be to know? Well, plenty. Read on to find out.
Can your ceiling fan help keep your home warm? Actually, yes, your ceiling fan can help keep your house warm in the winter. Want to know how? It’s simple. Just reverse the direction that your fan turns by flipping a switch. In the summer, you should run your fan counter clockwise to help cool your house, then in the winter, flip the switch and run it clockwise in order to help circulate warm air.
Do ceiling fans come in different sizes for different sized rooms? As a matter of fact, yes, they do. Following is a good size guide to take into consideration when purchasing a ceiling fan:
Blade sweep 29″ to 36″ – room size up to 75 square feet
Blade sweep 42″ to 48″ – room size up to 175 square feet
Blade sweep 52″ to 56″ – room size up to 350 square feet
Blade sweep 60″ + – room size 350 square feet +
Don’t forget to make sure the blades can operate in the space without obstruction. You don’t want your ceiling fan hitting cupboard doors or anything else when it is spinning.
Does it matter how far down the ceiling fan hangs from the ceiling? Some building codes require the fan to be at least 7 feet from the floor for safety as well as performance so make sure your downrod is the proper length. What is a downrod? The downrod is the rod that attaches the ceiling fan to the ceiling. It comes in varying lengths so it’s an important factor in your ceiling fan installation.
These facts are just a few of the things to take into consideration when choosing and installing your ceiling fan. Another consideration is to have your ceiling fan professionally installed. Peter Needham Electrical and HVAC can help. Peter is an expert when it comes to ceiling fan installation, so give him a call and let him do the hard work!