Did you know a ceiling fan can assist you to feel cooler and more comfortable during the summer? Ceiling fans will not reduce the room temperature, they simply help you to feel cooler by evaporating moisture on your skin. This allows you to raise the thermostat on the AC, which can save you on the cost of air conditioning your home. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL offer more than just electric repair service in Huntsville, AL, we offer electrical installation for residential and commercial applications.
How it Works
On the side of the fan motor is a small switch that changes the direction the blades turn. For summer use, the blades should turn counter-clockwise. During the ceiling fan’s counterclockwise rotation, air is directed downward creating a breeze. The faster the fan turns, the cooler you will 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 unoccupied to avoid wasting energy. As previously stated, it does not actually bring the room temperature down.
Ceiling Fan installation
Ceiling fans require a special UL rated electrical box designed for mounting the heavy fans. A typical electrical box used for lighting is not designed to hold the fan, and will pose a dangerous hazard if used. The ceiling fan and box are mounted to a ceiling joist. When a joist is not located where it is needed, a bracket is available for mounting ceiling fans in between two ceiling joists. Ceiling fan size ranges from 24 to 84 inches wide. Select the largest fan that can be installed in the room, while maintaining at least 18 inches of clearance is required on all sides of the fan, ensuring it will not strike cabinets, walls or other objects.
Generally, mount the ceiling fan in the center of a square room, however if the room is large and rectangular you may need two or more fans depending on the room size. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can assist you in the proper sizing, number needed and the location of the fan or fans. In addition, our electricians offer electric repair service in Huntsville, AL in addition to installation.
Rooms with ceilings less than 8 feet in height will require a flush mount ceiling fan. However, you should be aware that light kits will make it even lower. In addition, there should be a minimal 8-10 inches between the ceiling and the fan. Selecting a fan with a large blade pitch will maximize air movement and increase your comfort.
Due to the weight of the fans, and the dangers from improper installation, DIY installation is not recommended. Contact Mister Sparky to schedule ceiling fan installation, or other electric repair service in Huntsville, AL that you require. The consequences of an improperly mounted ceiling fan are potentially serious injury to any person beneath it if it were to fall. When our electricians provide installation, we offer services with reliability, and peace of mind.
Ceiling Fan Repair
Issues common with ceiling fans include trouble with fan wobble, the pull chain switch, and lighting issues. Without a dimmer switch, the little switch inside the fan eventually experience wear and fail. Our electricians can provide the electric repair service in Huntsville, AL that you need.
Ceiling fan wobble is often due to one or more of th blades being out of alignment. Other causes of fan wobble include warped blades, bent blade irons, loose blades, mismatched blades, improper installation of blades, and other causes. Contacting a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL will ensure a professional installation you can rely on.
Contact Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL to schedule a ceiling fan installation. You can rely on the quality of our electricians for both installation and the electric repair service in Huntsville, AL you require. Mister Sparky licensed professional electricians adhere and/or exceed the industry standards, ensuring your safety, and enhancing your comfort.
Maintenance for a ceiling fan consists of dusting or vacuuming it, cleaning the globes, and ensuring the blade and globe screws to ensure they are secure. Over time the fan vibration can loosen them. Ensuring the fan is free of dust reduces potential friction which can cause wear, or even overheating when vents are blocked on the motor. Either can result in replacement of the fan or the need for electric repair service in Huntsville, AL.
Contact Mister Sparky to schedule the installation of a ceiling fan, or other electric repair service in Huntsville, AL. Our licensed electricians serve the North Alabama regions of Athens, Huntsville, Decatur, New Market, and the surrounding areas. Mister Sparky is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.