Ceiling fans | How Did I Do It?

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Written By Michael

I love gardening, building, making and fixing things. 





Ceiling fans are beautiful additions to nearly any room in the house, and as well as being highly decorative, they are also functional and can reduce heating costs in wintertime as well as cooling costs in the summer.

The summertime is when you will be particularly glad of the addition, since they will  be very effective not only in reducing your cooling bill, but also your body  temperature, as they create a cool breeze to provide for your added comfort, and will circulate the air conditioned cooled air more fully.

Your ceiling fan can also double as decorative and highly attractive lighting solutions for your home.  Light kits can be added that will dramatically increase their beauty, and increase their overall use in the home as well.

Ceiling fans today are not simply blades and lights. They are dramatic highly beautiful additions to your homes décor, which can set the tone for any room, with sculpted blades, crystal light kits and using textures and materials for both that will leave you in awe of the beauty they can add to your room.

This article will offer you simple and basic instructions for adding a ceiling fan to your home and help you to get a feel for how to accomplish it, however you should remember as with anything else to take advantage of the instructions that come with your electrical device and make sure that you follow those to the letter to do the  actual installation.

If a lighting kit is available or if your fan has a light then this is ideal. In most cases it will be wired for you prior to being added to your fan setup, and in some cases, it will require you to add a few extra light bulbs.

In some cases to wire it yourself is your only option:

Lowe’s Home Shops suggest the following when you are wiring the light and fan.

ENERGY STAR. Tips and Notes

ENERGY STAR labelled ceiling fans move at least 20 percent more air than a typical ceiling fan per watt of power consumed. ENERGY STAR labelled ceiling fans use about 60-70 percent less electricity for lighting than equivalent incandescent models.