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
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
Children are curious little creatures, filled with boundless energy and a some times unhealthy lack of awareness when it comes to risk and danger. In the blink of an eye they can go from zero to sixty and before you know it they’re in the danger zone. Here are some fan safety tips to help keep your children safe when there’s a fan in the room. Continue reading
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 fans are much more than just a decorative element that hangs from the ceiling, yet appearance is the first thing you notice. And since there are so many different styles to choose from, you might be tempted to just close your eyes and pick one. But the purpose of a fan is to circulate air, without blades your fan would be useless. Continue reading
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
Every time you cook something vapors and gases are released, sometimes it’s in the form of steam, sometimes it’s smoke, and sometimes it’s invisible. Because you’re cooking, these warm, moist vapors often contain oils, which turn into grease as the vapor makes contact with your cupboards and furniture, resulting in a sticky, unsightly residue and unpleasant odors.
Over time, without a range hood or exhaust fan, excess moisture from the steam can cause extensive structural damage in your kitchen. If you do a lot of cooking it won’t take long for mold and mildew to set in, and once that happens it can be very difficult to eliminate. Continue reading
If you’re hesitant about buying a ceiling fan because you think it’s going to be difficult to install, don’t worry.
With the rise in popularity in the Do-It-Yourself home improvements market, most manufacturers have designed their fans so they’re easy for even beginners to install.
Here are a few tips to get you started. Continue reading
Everybody has his or her own secret method for cleaning a ceiling fan. Some involve daring circus style balancing acts and commercial-strength cleansers, while others involve a whole heap of elbow grease and a room-size drop cloth.
Take your pick from the following list to find your own favorite. Or feel free to leave us a comment below and tell us your secret method. (We promise – we won’t tell a soul.)
Should you use a stool or a stepladder? Whatever works best for you. But for safety, use something that will allow you to stand at eye level with the fan – at least. And never, ever stand on the top of the ladder. Also make sure that the ladder or stool is well placed and solid on the floor (if in doubt get some help). Continue reading
Air conditioning units come in many models. Most new homes are now built with central air, while older buildings originally came with nothing. Today, homeowners, apartment dwellers, and townhouse renters can choose from a variety of ways to cool down their living spaces. HVAC technicians are kept busy all through the year installing new units into homes and upgrading existing units. Continue reading