The Truth About Your Bathroom Ventilation Fan

Most people, when they move into an apartment or new house, are perfectly happy when they flip that switch in the bathroom and the ventilation fan comes on.  “Whew!  It works.  One less thing we need to worry about.”  

Not so fast, though. Your bathroom ventilation fan might turn on when you flip the switch, but that doesn’t mean it’s working. Continue reading

What You Need To Know About Mounting Your Ceiling Fan

Adapters downrods, and huggers, oh my!  Who knew there were so many different terms you needed to know just to choose the right ceiling fan?

One of the first things you need to consider when choosing a ceiling fan is the mounting style.  Sometimes, depending on the size or shape of your room, you have to determine how you’re going to mount a fan before you can even start shopping.  Let’s take a look at some of the terms you’ll need to know.

(Also don’t forget to check out break down of all the best ceiling fan manufacturers) Continue reading

Indoor, Damp or Wet: Which Ceiling Fan Is Right For You?

Thinking of adding a ceiling fan to the verandah so you can relax in comfort after a hard day’s work?  Or maybe it’s your lanai or Florida room?  Or the bathroom, the kitchen or the rec room in the basement.  There’s a fan for every room in your house – or outside your house.  Here’s how to determine which one you need. Continue reading

How To Install A Wireless Ceiling Fan Remote Control Kit

You have a remote controller for the television, the sound system and the lights, why not one for your ceiling fan? 

You’re not going to believe how easy they are to install. 

Then, you can use a remote control to turn the fan on and off, control the speed, and even dim the lights.  Ready?  Let’s go! Continue reading

Installation: Do You Need A Downrod for Your Ceiling Fan?

What’s the big deal?  You hang a ceiling fan in the middle of the ceiling and you’re done with it.  As long as it looks nice, who cares?  Well, that’s all well and good – unless your ceilings are only 8 feet high and you are 7 feet tall.  The first time you walked under that fan you’d start caring, that’s for sure. 

Here’s how to tell whether you need a flush mount fan or an extended fan with a downrod. Continue reading

Ceiling Fan Placement Tips For Optimum Circulation

A good quality ceiling fan can help make any room feel cooler in the summer and more warm and cozy in the winter.  They can also help to significantly reduce the cost of your energy bills.  But you won’t see any of these benefits if your fan is installed in the wrong location.  Here are some placement tips to help you get the most out of your ceiling fans. Continue reading