While many homeowner’s tend to buy a ceiling fan as a decorative accessory, it also assists you to be comfortable and can help you to save on energy year round. Mister Sparky electric repair company in Huntsville, AL can provide the electrical services that you require for your home or business, including ceiling fan installation. Read on to learn more.
How a Ceiling Fan Saves Energy
It’s a known fact that hot air rises and cold air falls. This means during the winter a lot of the heat you are paying for accumulates near the ceiling. If the attic insulation is insufficient, your energy dollars are heating the attic. If insulation is adequate you won’t be able to see the ceiling joists. A ceiling fan with the switch in the winter position will direct the warm air accumulated at the ceiling back down to help keep you warm. For winter use the blades should turn clockwise to distribute warm air evenly. In addition, you can turn the heat down a few degrees. For every degree you adjust the thermostat you save 1% on energy costs.
During the summer, the ceiling fan should turn counter-clockwise. The ceiling fan causes you to feel cooler in the same way any fan does, by the process of evaporation. Furthermore, you can raise the thermostat temperature and save energy. On the fan motor, usually on the side or bottom, you will find a small switch that changes the direction the blades turn. Contact our electric repair company in Huntsville, AL to schedule installation.
Ceiling Fan Installation
Ceiling fans are typically extremely heavy, and require a special UL rated electrical box designed for mounting ceiling fans. A standard electrical box is not designed to hold the weight of a ceiling fan, and poses the danger of falling on persons underneath it. The ceiling fan electrical box is securely mounted to a ceiling joist. A bracket is available that mounts between two ceiling joists when a joist does not directly overlie the selected location. Contact Mister Sparky electric repair company in Huntsville, AL for ceiling fan installation.
Ceiling fans are available in a variety of sizes, and up to 84 inches in width. Select the largest fan that can be installed, for the greatest effectiveness. The electricians with our electric repair company in Huntsville, AL can install the fan of your choice. Considerations to observe in selecting a ceiling fan include:
- A minimum of 18 inches of clearance is required on all sides of the fan, to prevent striking walls, cabinets or other.
- Select a fan with a large blade pitch for maximum air movement.
- Square rooms – Mount the ceiling fan in the center of the room.
- Large or rectangular rooms – Depending on the room size, two or more ceiling fans may be required.
- When selecting a light kit, consider the ceiling height. Choose a kit that leaves headroom for taller persons. Ceilings less than 8 feet will require a flush mount ceiling fan motor. Otherwise, there should be 8-10 inches between the ceiling and the fan.
When you contact Mister Sparky electric repair company in Huntsville, AL for ceiling fan installation, we can take care of the details for you.
Ceiling Fan Repair
Quality ceiling fans properly installed rarely give problems and can last for decades depending on the fan. Problems which may occur requiring repair include fan wobble, a faulty pull chain switch, and loose connections in the light kit. You can avoid the potential issues a pull chain switch can cause, by requesting your electrician to install a dimmer switch with ceiling fan. Mister Sparky electric repair company in Huntsville, AL can provide the ceiling fan repair or installation that you require.
Ceiling fan wobble is frequently due to one or more of the blades being loose or out of alignment. Other causes may include warped blades, bent blade irons, mismatched blades, improper installation, and other causes. Two dangerous conditions that may cause fan wobble is first, the use of a standard electrical box, rather than one rated for a ceiling fan. Next, a fan that is improperly attached to the ceiling joist can wobble. Contact Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL for a professional installation you can rely on.
Ceiling fan maintenance consists of dusting or vacuuming it, especially the fan motor, cleaning the globes when required, and periodically checking the blades to ensure the screws are tight.
The availability of ceiling fan styles is tremendous. Regardless of your style, you can find one right for you. In addition, consider using LED light bulbs and enjoy energy savings and long lasting bulbs.. Ceiling fans can be installed indoors in almost any room, and are popular on covered patios and porches as well. Mister Sparky electricians with our electric repair company in Huntsville, AL will provide a professional installation for you.
Contact Mister Sparky to schedule ceiling fan installation, or other electrical services for your home or business. Mister Sparky electric repair company in Huntsville, AL provides professional electrical services that meet and/or exceed the industry standard. Mister Sparky serves the North Alabama regions of Athens, Huntsville, Decatur, New Market, Guntersville and the surrounding areas. Mister Sparky is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.