Carina Martinelli. Ceiling Fans. January 15th , 2018.
A down rod is nothing more than an extension, really. The higher your ceiling, the longer you want the down rod to be. If you have ten foot ceilings, you should have a one-foot down rod. Down rods increase total airflow and bring the blades themselves closer to where you need it.
Downrod: A downrod is really a very simple piece of equipment. Made of wood, metal, or plastic, the downrod is simply a rod that hangs from the ceiling, allowing your ceiling fan to hang lower from the ceiling’s surface. Some prefer this only for the look of a lower fan and some would like the breeze of the fan to be stronger, but for either reason a downrod will correctly lower your fan safely and effectively.
I myself am a do-it-myself kind of person. I don’t like paying for something I can very well do myself. I have 12 fans in my house, and I installed them all. All, that is, except the very first one. For the first one I called an electrician. The reason for this was that I wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to be overloading any circuits. I had him check my breakers, and I showed him where I wanted to install future fans. Sure, it cost me a hundred bucks to have him come out and install that first fan, but for that hundred bucks I also got a free check on all my other future locations. Now I knew, I could install fans wherever I wanted, and there was going to be no danger of circuit overload. Personally, I think I got a very good deal for that initial $100.
Did you know that by using your ceiling fan year-round, it is possible to save as much as 40% off your air conditioning costs, and in winter, can save up to 10% on your heating bill? If this sounds good to you, it may be time to purchase one or more ceiling fans for your home.
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