How It Works
Ceiling fans can make any
room more comfortable without actually changing the temperature. Set your fan to rotate counterclockwise in the summer months to
project cool air and create a “wind chill” effect. For the most efficient heating in the dead of winter, reverse
your fan’s rotation to redistribute warm air
throughout your home.
What Can Go Wrong?
Ceiling fan pull-cords are a
common point of failure you might run into, but they can be repaired or
replaced. Small fans are particularly
susceptible to motor failure caused by low voltage, especially during peak air
Physical damage to the blades or other key components may
create unbalanced airflow. In these rare cases, it may cost more to repair your
ceiling fan than to replace it.
Modern Ceiling Fan sizes
range from about 29 inches to 54 inches in residential units - 50 inches is usually sufficient. Ceiling
fans are low energy consumers, especially compared to air conditioners.
Use your fan to supplement air conditioning for comfortable living at a reduced