Ceiling fans are designed with various speeds as well as direction for
specific reasons. The blade of your fan needs to be attached to the
fan motor. Unless the blades are attached, the speeds of the fan cannot
be determined. Many ceiling fan manufacturers are now using
rubber-shipping blocks as a means of keeping the motor from slipping
while the fan is being transported. Before you install the blades, you
will remove these blocks since they keep the motor from operating.
During the winter months, you can reverse the direction of your blades
to help push the warmer air captured by the ceiling down into the room.
To make this change, you simply switch the reverse switch. For ceiling
fans with a wall control, you can easily adjust your speeds anyway you
like. In fact, in the past few years, remote controls have gained
popularity. Now instead of pulling the chain to change the speed, you
can use your remote control without ever climbing out of bed or getting
up from the couch.
To ensure your ceiling fan is operating with all of the available speeds
correctly, check and re-check all of the connections made during the
installation process. You also want to examine the wiring around the pull
chain and reverse switch, looking specifically for any loose wires. A
wiring harness connection plug on your ceiling fan is used to attach the
housing for the pull chain to the fan motor. If you see any wires that
might have come loose, you can be sure that your fan will not operate
If you are experiencing trouble with the speeds, be sure to check the wall
control switch as well. Perhaps it was not installed properly or it might
not be working right. Start by referring to the instructions but if that
does not help, contact the manufacturer for further assistance.
The standard ceiling fan has three speeds or four speeds. If you find a
ceiling fan offering more speeds, you can feel confident that you will have
problems. The speeds are ideal for making any room in your home comfortable.
As mentioned, the reverse direction is perfect for pushing warm air down
while the regular direction will help push the cooler air up. On those hot
summery days, you can increase the fan to the fastest speed and enjoy a good