Celling Fans Information and Maintenance
A ceiling fans is a type of lighting fixture, although some do not have lights attached to them and are merely the fan application, that suspends from the ceiling featuring rotating paddles to circulate the air in the room. Ceiling fans have been around since the 1860s and first originated in America. These types of ceiling fans were a little different to how we know them today as they were not powered by electricity but rather by running water. These ceilings fans were found mostly in restaurants, shopping stores, offices, and places of business.In 1882 the first electrical powered ceiling fan was created by Philip Diehl. Diehl had originally engineered an electrical engine to be used in sewing machines and he adapted the design to fit ceiling fans. He improved on his design by adding lights to the ceiling fans so they were not only able to circulate air but offer a source of light as well. Due to other companies working on their own designs as well the design of ceiling fans changed a lot such as they started using four paddles instead of two and they were much quieter. In the 1970s the US had an energy crisis and so the demand for ceiling fans really took off as they took less energy to fuel than air conditioning units.Ceiling fans are now found in many homes, not to mention places of business and shopping centres. Ceilings fans are very versatile in their performance because they are not only used to cool down the air when the weather is warm but they are also used to circulate warm air around the home in the winter months. By changing the direction of the rotation of the paddles ceilings fans can either create cool air, or they can dispense warm air. Still to this day they require a lot less energy than air conditioning units or heating systems and so people have ceiling fans in their home to save on their energy costs.
Cleaning Your Ceiling Fans
Having a ceiling fan within your home is a very good investment for many different reasons. One being that they are a lot more economical than an air conditioning unit in the hot summer months to keep your home cool and even in the winter time a ceiling fan can save you money. When you heat you home the hot air is limited to where it remains and it costs more to heat all the rooms of the house, using a ceiling fan will dispense the hot air around the room and the home meaning you have to pay out less for the heat.A key aspect to remember when owning a ceiling fan is that they require a good wipe over and clean on a regular basis especially if the ceiling fan is near a kitchen. All the smoke, kitchen smells, and fumes rise to the ceiling and will lie on the ceiling fan especially on the paddles of the fan because they are a wide, large, and flat surface area perfect for catching dust and dirt. A ceiling fan is not very labour intensive to keep it clean if the fan is wiped over on a regular basis.It is important to take safety precautions when it comes to cleaning your ceiling fan because you are mixing water and electricity. First of all you need to turn the fan off at the mains and ensure no one will turn it on whilst you are cleaning it. Refer back to your ceiling fan instruction manual on methods of cleaning as depending on the materials used will depend on the cleaning agents that can be used. Sometimes it is better to simply use warm soapy water to protect the metals of the ceiling fan. Ensure no excess water is left on the ceiling fan by drying the fan with a dry cloth as this can damage the fixture when the fan is turned back on.