Luca Vitali. Ceiling Fans. January 15th , 2018.
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.
There are times when the weather just isn’t quite hot enough to merit turning on the expensive air-conditioning, but you still need a little air movement in your home to make it feel more comfortable. That’s when a ceiling fan is perfect. If you don’t have air conditioning at all, then you’ll be even more appreciative of a quiet, unobtrusive way of cooling off. Although the interior designers on home improvement shows tend to scoff at having ceiling fans, they are a practical and comforting addition to any room.
Safety - Of course, the safety of your ceiling fan is of the utmost concern. You need to be sure that the fan itself is quality rated and that by installing it you are not going to be overloading any circuits. An overload of the circuits could lead to power outages and even fire.
If you have decided to downsize, you might think you want to take your lovely ceiling fans with you when you move. Before you go to all the work of taking them down, however, check to make sure that they’ll actually fit into your new home. Chances are that if the fans were purchased for larger rooms with higher ceilings, they aren’t going to fit the smaller space in your new residence.
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