5 Simple Maintenance & Installation Tips
February 18, 2015 10:26 PM
Feeding Wires through a Long Downrod
So, you’re having a hard time feeding the fan wires through the pipe of your downrod? Try using good ol’ scotch tape or something similar to tape the wires to a thin wooden dowel rod. Simply drop the dowel rod through the pipe and the wires are fed through the pipe in less than a second. Don’t forget to remove all tape once the wires are fed through to the other side!
You are experiencing some wobbling with your fan. No worries - it may just be a small error in the way the fan was installed. Try tightening all of the blade and blade iron screws until they are snug. You can also turn the power off, support the fan carefully, and check that the hanger ball (the top part of the downrod inside the canopy) is properly seated. If all else fails, use the balancing kit that was included with your fan and use the instructions to balance the fan.
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During the warmer months, use your ceiling fan in the counterclockwise direction. It will help save you money on your electric bills by allowing you to adjust your thermostat to a higher temp. During the winter, reverse the motor and run the ceiling fan at low speed in the clockwise direction. This will help circulate the warm air in the room, but remember, a fan cools people, not rooms. You’ll want to turn your fan off when you leave the room to keep energy costs down.
No one likes a noisy fan.
You are experiencing a noisy fan, and possibly a mild case of insomnia. Try tightening the blade and blade iron screws until they are snug. You may also want to check and see if any of the blades are cracked. If they are, you must replace all of the blades. Why? Because over time, blades tend to droop down, and if you only change one of the blades, then it will be uneven with the rest and cause your fan to wobble.
Insufficient Light Output
Your lights dim when turned on or do not turn on at all. This is important - make sure the wattage of the light bulbs installed matches the specifications on the light sockets. It’s a simple solution that could make all the difference in the world.