Ceiling Fans |Electricians in Huntsville, AL
Ceiling fans can help you to stay cool during the summer months. However, there is often confusion about the direction a fan should turn for summer vs. winter. The fan direction for summer is counterclockwise. Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide expert repair and installation of a ceiling fan for your home.
Ceiling fans do not actually cool a room. They make you feel cooler in the summer by creating a breeze that evaporates moisture from your skin, cooling you in the process. This allows you to set the thermostat higher, reducing the cost of air conditioning bills.
How it Works
During the ceiling fan’s counterclockwise rotation, the blades push the air down, creating the movement of air. The faster the fan spins, the cooler you feel. This cooling effect does not change the temperature of the air; it only makes you feel cooler. Turn the fan off when the room is empty; otherwise, a running fan is a waste of energy.
Ceiling Fan Cooling
When temperatures are milder, try using the ceiling fan rather than the air conditioning. When the temperatures are mild enough, using the ceiling fan only will save you significantly on the electric bill.
Ceiling Fan Tips
For your safety, it is essential to use the appropriate UL-Rated electrical box marked for use with ceiling fans. When exchanging a light fixture for a ceiling fan, it is highly likely you will need to replace the electrical box.
Keep in mind; you cannot mount all ceiling fans to the ceiling with an angle, without special hardware. Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the type of ceiling fan installation your home requires based on its unique characteristics.
Rectangular shaped rooms may require two ceiling fans.
Ceilings heights of 8 ft. or higher are ideal for ceiling fans. Install flush mount ceiling fans for rooms with ceilings lower than 8 ft.
Ensure you purchase a ceiling fan with a reverse blade function.
Mounting the Ceiling Fan
Anchor the ceiling fan to a ceiling joist. In the event that a joist is not located in the center of the room, a ceiling fan-mounting bracket is available for installation between ceiling joists. In addition, ceiling fans can be extremely heavy, and mounted improperly they pose an extreme hazard. Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL offers the professional installation you need, providing you with peace of mind.
Using the Ceiling Fan Year Round
Remember, in the summer use the ceiling fan in the counterclockwise direction. In the winter, reverse the motor and operate the ceiling fan at low speed in a clockwise direction. Warm air rises, and the clockwise motion of the fan produces an updraft, forcing warm air near the ceiling down into the occupied space for a warmer room. Furthermore, remember to adjust the thermostat when using your ceiling fan summer or winter for additional energy savings.
Ceiling Fan Wobble
When a ceiling fan wobbles, it is due to the fan blades being out of weight-alignment with each other. This can happen due to a variety of causes, including warped blades, bent blade irons, improper blade attachment, blades being different weights, shapes or sizes and other causes. Contacting Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL to handle your ceiling fan repair needs will insure the trouble free operation, and installation of your ceiling fan.
If you need repair or installation of ceiling fans, electrical repair, installation, or other electrical services in the North Alabama region, contact a Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL. Mister Sparky serves the North Alabama regions of Athens, Huntsville, Decatur, New Market, Toney, and surrounding areas. We guarantee your satisfaction. Mister Sparky is a member of the BBB with a rating of A+.