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A Guide to Ceiling Fans

Last updated 2 years ago

If you visited every home in America, you’d likely notice ceiling fans in most of them. Ceiling fans are easy-to-use, elegant, and great for cooling and lighting when properly installed by an electrician. However, there are many different kinds of ceiling fans to choose from. If you’re thinking about buying a new ceiling fan, take a quick look at this guide:


Ceiling fans, like most other home appliances, come in a variety of shapes, colors, sizes, and styles. Stack-motor and direct-drive ceiling fans are great for practical, everyday use, while belt-driven and cast-iron fans are great for aesthetic purposes. As far as size goes, ceiling fans should always correspond to ceiling height and room size.


While ceiling fans don’t actually produce cold air, they are great for circulating air, thus making spaces feel cooler. If you install a ceiling fan in your home, you won’t have to rely on your air conditioning as much. Ceiling fans are also great during the winter, since most of them can switch directions and help distribute the warm air that gets trapped near the ceiling.


Though ceiling fans operate using the same basic principles of other fans, they’re a great deal more complicated. Trying to install a ceiling fan yourself can result in electrocution or fire—that’s why you should always have a professional electrician to install your fans for you.

Common problems

You may experience a few problems with your fan down the road. Blades can warp over time, causing the whole fan to “wobble.” In addition, some fans tend to make annoying sounds as their components start to fail. If your fan ever experiences a problem, you should call an experienced electrician immediately.

If you’d like to know more about ceiling fans, contact Mister Sparky of Riverside. When it comes to your home’s electric systems, it’s best that you leave all repairs to the professionals. Call us today at (951) 602-5198 to find out more about our services.


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