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Ceiling Fan FAQ
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purpose, many questions remain unanswered that could assist when it comes time to buy a new fan or replace one that is outdated.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 structure.

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.

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