A good ceiling fan can make a great difference in the comfort factor and energy efficiency of your home. Helping to circulate air for a cool breeze in summer or pull heat through a room in cooler months, yours helps to make a dent in your energy costs so long as it is functioning well. A poorly functioning fan, though, can represent an increase in expenses and present dangers to those in the room.
Most people would not guess that a poorly maintained fan unit could cause a decrease in energy efficiency, but the truth of the matter is that any element of energy control in your house should function smoothly and easily to deliver best results. A fan that wobbles, makes suspicious noises, or demonstrates poor output is likely to also have a resistance factor that forces the motor to work harder. This increases energy costs slightly and may lead to the need for full replacement should the fan give out under the strain.
Wobbling, noisy ceiling fans are likely to have been incorrectly installed or have become loose through consistent use. Having a professional inspect your fan to make the necessary adjustments can help to improve your energy bill and protect loved ones from injury. Fans that are not functioning properly may eventually through light globes or even blades due to vibration that loosens connections. As unusual as it sounds, this can lead to serious injury that could have been avoided with proper maintenance.
Ceiling fans are easily installed, instant improvements to most homes, but they require maintenance like anything else. Your best plan is to have yours professionally installed and maintained. Spending the extra money on someone who knows precisely how to install and evaluate your fan will save you time, energy, and injury in the future. Nothing can be cooler than doing things right the first time.
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