Electrician in Johannesburg Ceiling Fan Installation, Ceiling Fan Repairs and Usage Tips
Electrician in Johannesburg Tips on Ceiling Fans: Installation, Repairs & Maintenance
Ceiling Fan Installation Tip 1: Use only speed controllers (never a dimmer) to vary the speed of fan motors.
Ceiling Fan Installation Tip 2: If the fan is to be placed outdoors, it must be wet-rated or damp-rated.
Ceiling Fan Installation Tip 3: Carefully inspect the fan blades prior to securing to the fan. Stacking the blades on top of each other should reveal potential balance problems due to warped wood or plastic blades or bent metal blades and mounting brackets. If any of these conditions are present, it will cause wobbling and / or noise when running – particularly at higher speeds.
Ceiling Fan Installation Tip 4: Only "ceiling fan rated boxes" should be used to support paddle fans. Follow the manufacturer's directions for installation. Screws must be as tight as possible because loose attachments may cause the fan to wobble and cause excess noise or wear.
Ceiling Fan Installation Tip 5: Make sure the ceiling fan is silent (if it is not used in a commercial building).
Ceiling Fan Installation Tip 6: If you are placing the ceiling fan in a bedroom or on a high ceiling, make sure it has a wall control, or a remote.
Ceiling Fan Installation Tip 1: Use only dimmer switches to vary brightness of lights. Do not attempt to dim compact fluorescent lamps unless the lamps are specifically labeled as dimmable.
Ceiling Fan Installation Tip 1: Follow the manufacturer's instructions for balancing. Check for balance over the entire speed range of the ceiling fan.
If possible, the ceiling fan should be anchored to a ceiling joist. In the case that the joist is not located in the center of the room, a special ceiling fan mounting bracket with spiked ends should be installed between joists. Keep in mind that ceiling fans can weigh as much as 20kg.
All fan blades should be balanced prior to shipment; however, if the ceiling fan is wobbly after installation, there are ways to fix it. First, make sure that all connections are properly aligned and tightly fastened. Check the alignment of the blades by holding a yardstick vertically along the edges; you may be able to gently bend a misaligned blade holder back into proper place. If all blades are aligned, a balancing kit can then be used to pinpoint the culprit. These kits are either provided within product packaging (e.g., balancing clips and blade weights) or you can call us to service it for you.
Ceiling fans cool people, not rooms. If the room is unoccupied, turn off the ceiling fan to save energy.
Many people use air conditioning throughout the summer months to keep their houses cool but there are drawbacks to this practice. Air conditioners use a lot of electricity and the larger ones make noise that can be irritating to residents and neighbors. Cooling a house with ceiling fans can help you to avoid all of these problems. With an air conditioner running, you need to keep all the windows in your house closed, and this not only deprives you of the pleasure of summertime air and sounds, it can also compromise your health by depriving you of fresh air. At Electrician in Johannesburg we recommend the use of ceiling fans and our 7 day a week support team is just one call away to make sure your hot humid days are a thing of the past.
A ceiling fan uses about the same amount of energy as a 100 W bulb, according to the website Residential Landscape Lighting and Design. In the winter, a ceiling fan using this small amount of energy can allow you to decrease your heat settings a few degrees by utilizing the warm air in the house more efficiently. In the summer, strategically located ceiling fans may allow you to turn off your air conditioner in all but the most torrid weather, saving you a lot of money in electricity bills.