The Ultimate Ceiling Fan Quiz

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Who knew that a simple ceiling-mounted fan could be so economical, as well as decorative? Test your knowledge of this device that helps cool your home in summer and heat it in winter.

Who knew that a simple ceiling-mounted fan could be so economical, as well as decorative? Test your knowledge of this device that helps cool your home in summer and heat it in winter.

Who knew that a simple ceiling-mounted fan could be so economical, as well as decorative? Test your knowledge of this device that helps cool your home in summer and heat it in winter.

Who knew that a simple ceiling-mounted fan could be so economical, as well as decorative? Test your knowledge of this device that helps cool your home in summer and heat it in winter.

Who knew that a simple ceiling-mounted fan could be so economical, as well as decorative? Test your knowledge of this device that helps cool your home in summer and heat it in winter.

Why do some ceiling fans have more blades than other ceiling fans?

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What is the price range you should expect when purchasing an advanced ceiling fan?

Believe it or not, ceiling fans are not an expensive addition to a room.

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What are the essential components of a ceiling fan?

The essential components to any ceiling fan are the base, the housing unit (including the motor) and the blades. Everything else is optional.

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There are three major types of ceiling fans. Which of the following is NOT a ceiling fan type?

A hanging propeller ceiling fan is what we normally think of as a ceiling fan. A directional ceiling fan can be positioned at a particular angle. The third type, the rotational ceiling fan, has a set of propellers that move independently of each other.

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When was the ceiling fan invented?

Philip Diehl invented the first ceiling fan in 1882. The original style was a mix between a fan and a chandelier, called the Electrolier.

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What should you consider when choosing a ceiling fan for a room?

Consider the overall size of the room when choosing a place for a new ceiling fan. There are other factors to consider too, such as the height of the room's ceiling.

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How complicated is the installation of a ceiling fan?

You can do it yourself, with the help of a friend perhaps. There are several steps to follow, but you probably don't need to hire an electrician for this job.

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What is the downrod component of a ceiling fan?

The downrod is a metal rod that brings a ceiling fan closer to the floor. The higher the ceiling, the longer the downrod.

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Why do you need a longer downrod length on your ceiling fan if you have a high ceiling?

For high ceilings, a longer downrod length improves air circulation by allowing the fan to hang lower down and closer to you.

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What is the purpose of a temporary ceiling fan hook?

A temporary hook holds the ceiling fan in place while you connect the ceiling fan wires during installation. This is especially handy if you don't have someone to help you with the installation.

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How do you attach the electrical ceiling fan wires to the electrical house wires during installation?

First, turn off the electricity to the fixture socket, then carefully connect the colored ceiling-fan wires to their matched colored electrical house wires in the ceiling.

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Why does blowing air from the ceiling fan make you feel cooler?

The downdraft from the ceiling fan actually evaporates perspiration on your skin's surface, helping your body cool down.

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Why is a ceiling fan a more economical choice than an air conditioner?

Compared to air conditioners, ceiling fans use a lot less energy. Test it out yourself: Use a ceiling fan instead of your air conditioner and watch your power bill decrease!

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What is the preferred ceiling fan rotation during the winter?

You can use your ceiling fan in the winter, too! A switch on the fan reverses the blade rotation so that an updraft mixes the hotter air above with the cooler air below, making your room warmer.

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What is the preferred ceiling fan rotation if you have high ceilings?

Both updraft and downdraft rotations help circulate air that gets trapped in high ceilings.

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Which of the following is NOT a good reason to clean your ceiling fan regularly?

Dusty blades rotate at the same speed as clean blades, but dust buildup on your ceiling fan can damage the fan's moving parts. And, a dusty fan is just plain ugly to look at!

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How do you fix a wobbly or noisy ceiling fan?

Ceiling fan screws and bolts can loosen over time. If you have a wobbly or noisy ceiling fan, simply tighten all screws and bolts.

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What should you do if your ceiling fan is unbalanced?

There are several things you can do to fix an unbalanced ceiling fan. First, tighten all screws and bolts; then, install a balancing kit and replace the blades.

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How do you stop a buzzing or humming sound coming from a new ceiling fan?

Running a new fan for 24 hours ensures that all the lubricant is evenly distributed, which should get rid of any buzzing or humming sounds.

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If your fan is fully functioning but the air doesn't seem to circulate, what is likely the problem?

If your current functional fan does not seem to circulate air, you may need a fan with a bigger motor. Keep in mind, though, air does not feel like it's circulating as well in the updraft rotation setting.

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