If you are looking to save on your energy bill an easy way to do it, is to install ceiling fans in your biggest rooms. There are numerous precautions should you know about during the installation process. Some include safety risks, some include home risks, and others are related toward the correct procedure to keep the fan working properly.
Where is the best place to hang a ceiling fan?
You want your fan to be able to distribute the correct amount of airflow throughout the room, in order to do this, there are a few things to note. The ceiling fan can provide the best air flow when 7-10 feet above the ground. Keep in mind the blade will need at least a 7 foot clearance to operate properly. This means if there is any kind of a decline where you are installing, pick the place that is above 7 feet. You want to keep the ceiling blades at least 20 inches away from all decorations, cabinets or posts. Make sure the place you are installing is a solid surface, any cracks or damage can lead to the fan breaking. It almost seems like the obvious but things to note that can be and is often overlooked.
Are you replacing our buying a brand new ceiling fan?
In some cases, you may not already have a ceiling fan, or the one you have does not perform the way you need it do. Most ceiling fixtures even if not already a fan, can be converted into a new effective ceiling fan. Of course, taking into consideration the location and everything mentioned above. If your fan is not performing the way it use to, or is just to loud in general, it may be time to give the experts a call and get your home cool again.
Safety is always first in Colorado Springs
When installing the fan, you could possibly install it incorrectly, overload the circuit and cause a fire. Shutting off the circuit is usually the first step. Things that may not be noticeable to the average joe. Its always easier to let the professionals. Colorado Springs and Denver look to American Electrician as their safety ceiling fan installation experts. For a free quote, and same day service give us a call.