The Handyguys take a look at selecting a ceiling fan and review typical parts of any fan. It is helpful to understand all the parts to a fan before you make your purchase. There are various controllers, down rods, motors and blades to consider in addition to the light kits that you can attach.
Ceiling Fan Considerations
If you are placing the ceiling fan into a damp area, make sure that it is rated for such a space. Handyguys Paul suggests things that a homeowner should take into consideration before purchasing a fan. For example, do you want an efficient motor? If so, Penbrooke has a quiet and long lasting motors.
Another consideration is the mount that you may need. Make sure you measure how high your ceiling is, if you need a downrod, or if the fan needs to be lowered. Sloped ceilings are another consideration. The Ashland can handle a slight slope, but if your slope is steep, you’ll need to get a sloped kit.
Basic Parts of a Ceiling Fan
First, there is the housing component. This contains the motor for the ceiling fan. There are also the blades and phalanges that hold the blades. The ceiling fan is then hung from the downrod. The downrod is connected to a ball and bracket that sits right on the electrical material for the ceiling fan. The canopy then covers the bracket, ball, and wiring associated with a ceiling fan.
Controlling the Fan
When choosing how to control a fan, there are many options. You can always go with the traditional wall switch and dimmer switch. There is also the option of a remote control if you want to get a little bit fancier.
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