While most people know what a ceiling fan is and its purpose, many questions
remain unanswered that could assist when it comes time to buy a new fan or
replace one that is outdated. First, people want to know if there is really
a difference from one ceiling fan to another. Second, they are interested in
knowing if there is a difference from one manufacturer to another manufacturer
or are all fans created equal. Third, there is a curiosity regarding pricing
When it comes to ceiling fan prices, you immediately notice that not only is
there a difference from model to model, but also from store to store. While
the common belief is that the design and appearance of the fan is what causes
such drastic differences, the real reason is because of the fan motor. The
price will vary depending on the way in which the motor is built as well as
the materials used on the outside for the finishing process.
The best option is to make comparisons between a ceiling fan and with other
types of appliances found in your home. The three factors that make up the
differences include performance, durability, and quality. Keep in mind that
just like your stove, dishwasher, and washer and dryer are household appliances,
your ceiling fan is also an appliance. The higher the grade of your fan, the
more you can expect to pay.
If you have an existing dimmer switch, you should remove it and not use that
switch for your ceiling fan. In addition to the annoying noise, the motor of
the fan will also be damaged. Many people experience a wobbling fan. This is
a common occurrence and one that is easy to fix. Do not think that only
extended fans on long poles wobble. In fact, this type of setup has no greater
risk of wobbling over that of a short pole
When it comes to warranties, you probably have manufacturer or extended
warranties on your other appliances. Therefore, is it recommended that
you also have a warranty on your ceiling fan? Since the majority of
ceiling fans, regardless of grade or price, have a lifetime warranty, you
do not need to worry about this too much. In addition, these warranties
are considered as "limited warranties", meaning that while some of the
larger parts of the fan may be covered, it is likely that not all parts are.
The most common reason people buy ceiling fans is to help conserve energy.
Although the fan does not work like a thermostat where the temperature is
changed, they do work in that the blades create a soft breeze to a more
powerful wind that provides a chill or heat effect. Can you really notice
a difference on your utility bill? The answer is yes. You may not see a
huge difference, but every small savings turns into a big savings.