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    4 Things to Know When Considering Adding a Ceiling Fan in Your Home

    Wednesday, June 08, 2016

    Ceiling Fan

    Why is it important to bring in an electrical services team to help with your new fan installation? Because installed correctly, a ceiling fan can provide easy cooling for your home, as well as a great reduction in mustiness. However, if the wrong fan is selected—or if it is improperly installed—the result could be a noisy, ineffective apparatus.

    Here are 4 things you need to know as you make plans to add ceiling fans:

    1. Fans in bathrooms are prone to moisture damage.

    Few things damage an otherwise excellent fan faster than excess moisture. Although moisture is generally not a problem for fans in large living rooms, it can cause issues in kitchens and bathrooms.

    2. In-home barriers can make installation difficult.

    Most fans are very easy to install and can be ready within one or two hours. However, the size of the fan and the layout of your home could create a few obstacles, as can standard electrical safety concerns for those insistent on the DIY approach. Before you select a fan, address any potential barriers that could get in the way of an otherwise seamless installation process. Think long and hard about whether installing the fan on your own is worth the risk.

    3. Low-quality fan motors will cause excessive noise.

    Fans can quickly banish mustiness and stale air from your home, but if the wrong motor is chosen, they may replace these problems with excessive noise. Keep an eye out for high-quality motors that remain lubricated at all times. Not only are these motors less noisy, but they also produce far better air circulation.

    4. Not all fans are the right size for your room.

    No two fans are ideal for all rooms. Fan shape and size can have a huge impact, especially depending on the size of your room. In bathrooms and other smaller rooms, an approximately 30-inch fan is ideal. In a typical bedroom or small living room, a 40-inch fan may be a better fit. Although a 54-inch fan can be used in a very large room, it's generally preferable to use more than one fan.

    If you would like to enjoy the many benefits a ceiling fan can provide but are not confident in your installation skills, get in touch with our electrical services team at Certified Electric, Inc. today.