A Ceiling Fan Installation In Murrieta!
Ceiling fan energy efficiency is one of the many important things to consider when you buy a fan for your home. When you hear that a ceiling fan is energy efficient, you know it saves you money on utility costs and helps promote a cleaner environment, but how do you compare the energy efficiency of ceiling fans to see which is the best model for your home?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires all ceiling fan manufacturers to provide you with energy and performance information. A label with this data is affixed to the fan or printed on the box, and will tell you what you need to know about ceiling fan energy efficiency, airflow, and electricity usage.
Decoding Ceiling Fan Energy Information
The EPA’s mandate that all ceiling fan manufacturers provide the same types of energy information make it relatively easy to understand and compare different fans. A few of the most important ceiling fan energy efficiency performance measurements are provided below. Read more here.
A ceiling fan downrod is a metal pipe that connects the motor housing to the mounting hardware, stabilizing the ceiling fan and reducing the potential for wobbling. A downrod also aids in proper airflow by ensuring a safe distance between the ceiling fan blades and the ceiling (at least 8 to 10 inches) and between the fan blades and the floor, which requires a minimum distance of 7 feet.
Downrods range in diameter and length, depending on the type of ceiling fan you’re using and its application. Standard ceiling fans include a downrod ranging in length from 3 inches to 6 inches, which is suitable for standard-size rooms with a ceiling height of 8 to 9 feet. However, fan downrods can range all the way up to 177 inches, depending on the manufacturer.
Del Mar Fans & Lighting has created a simple guide to help you find the right ceiling fan downrod length for any room in your home. After reading, browse Del Mar Fans & Lighting’s selection of indoor ceiling fans, outdoor ceiling fans, and fan downrods from leading ceiling fan brands. See more here.
Besides keeping you cool in the hot summers a ceiling fan installation can help lower your energy bill by making the room more comfortable thus allowing you to lower your thermostat settings.
The popularity of ceiling fans continues to grow as more and more homeowners discover dramatic, year-round energy savings. In summer, ceiling fans create cooling breezes, which reduce the strain on air conditioners. In winter, they circulate heated air to keep the room warm.
Ceiling Fan Overview
There are few fixtures that can impact the look and livability of a room as much as a ceiling fan. It can keep you cool on sultry summer days, push warm air down into the room during winter, and even serve as the room’s primary illumination if you add a light. The best news: Replacing an existing light fixture with a fan is a simple, one-day task since the wiring is already in place.
Remove the Existing Light Fixture
Make sure electricity to circuit is turned off and carefully remove the glass shade or globe from the old light fixture. Unscrew the retaining nut or screws that hold the fixture to the ceiling. Lower the fixture and disconnect the wires by twisting off the plastic connectors from the ends of the wires. Check full article here.