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How to select Ceiling Fan Controls
If you don’t have an air-conditioner installed in a room and are aiming for a more affordable and nature-friendly cooling option, a ceiling fan is a cost-efficient device that can help you survive those hot summer days and nights. No matter how powerful and efficient your fan is, if you can’t control its speed or operation modes, you will spend as much energy and money as you would with an air-conditioner. This article will help you select the ceiling fan control that will suit your device the most.
First of all, you need to know the different types of controls that exist today and their main differences. The oldest and least comfortable ceiling fan control is a chain that hangs from the device. To turn your fan on or off you need to come in direct contact with the fan. This type of ceiling fan control is only convenient when the device is installed above your head, which is a rarity.
Another ceiling fan control is a wall mounted type. This control is way more convenient and efficient. In addition to switching the fan ON and OFF, it allows programming the device’s operation, speed level and even provides an automatic shutdown if needed. Wall mounted ceiling fan controls are a bit more complicated to install and have a higher price but any family with average budget can afford them.
The last and the more advanced control type is a hand-held remote. Such type significantly increases the level of comfort and enjoyment of your fan. In addition to all of the features that a wall mounted control offers, a remote gives you the possibility to control the fan from any location of your house. You don’t have to leave the room to set a faster speed or turn the fan off; it can be done with a push of a button. Moreover, remote control provides you with additional modes of operation to select from. For example, you can select a mode for a warm day and a different mode for an extremely hot day without the need of setting the speed manually. As you may have guessed, remote ceiling fan controls are the most expensive among all other types but they worth every cent.
When you have selected a type of the fan control you want, it is time to ensure it is compatible with your ceiling fan. Pay attention to all of the necessary wires or transmitters that are required during installation. If you have no idea what to do with the wires, simply ask a professional to install the controls for you. That way you’ll be sure your fan will provide safe and efficient operation.