The ceiling fan has evolved over the years.
The most recent developments include remote control, variable speed control, reversible airflow, energy efficient designs, LED light kits, and modernization of the traditional style.
Nearly all ceiling fans come with a lifetime warranty. This covers major parts (the motor, the blade, the light kit and the remote control) and the labor to repair or replace.
Most warranties require that the owner holds a valid warranty card and have it filled out and mailed to the manufacturer. While the manufacturer will generally repair or replace a defective fan, some manufacturers require the owner to first contact them for an appointment. The owner must then take the defective fan, the warranty card, and a valid ID to the service center or shipping address provided by the manufacturer. If the fan is not working properly, the owner can either choose to have it repaired or replaced.
Listed as a green technology
Ceiling fans have been identified as an important contributor to reducing residential energy consumption. They can be used to effectively raise the cooling temperature in a room by 5 °C (9 °F) by using ceiling fans in conjunction with air conditioners. This strategy is particularly useful during the summer months in areas where the ambient temperature is high. A ceiling fan can produce cooler air than a central air conditioner because a ceiling fan cools people indirectly by bringing in cooler air from outside and moving the air around the room. The movement of air by the ceiling fan increases the evaporation of perspiration on the skin, thus making people feel cooler. This effect is known as the wind-chill effect.
Some ceiling fans are designed to cool a room or area without the use of an air conditioner. These fans circulate the air from a central point in a room or area, which can be a window or through the use of an inbuilt electric fan. The air circulating from the fan can be used to cool people in the room or area. The incoming air is used to replace the air being moved out of the room. This circulates the air in the room without using outside air to do so. The use of ceiling fans in conjunction with air conditioners can also save energy. This is because they can be set to turn off when the air conditioner begins to cool the room. This means that the air conditioner does not have to use extra energy to cool the room to the same level once the ceiling fan has cooled the room.
Energy efficient ceiling fans
The ceiling fan industry is addressing the energy consumption concerns of the electric fan through the use of different materials in the fan blades and motor. These materials include carbon fiber, titanium, and balsa wood. These materials are lighter than the traditional materials used to create ceiling fan blades and motors. This results in an energy savings since less power is needed to run the ceiling fans. There are also ceiling fans that are designed to be run by solar power. This makes them more energy efficient since the energy used to run the fan comes from the sun instead of a power outlet.
Remote controlled ceiling fans
Remote controlled ceiling fans are becoming more popular. The remote controlled ceiling fan allows the fan to be operated from a distance. This is useful when multiple ceiling fans are installed in a room or area. One can then turn all the fans on or off from a single point.
Reversible airflow ceiling fans
Reversible airflow ceiling fans have the ability to change the direction of the airflow from the fan. This is useful for people who wish to circulate the air in their room. It can be especially useful in the summer months when the air conditioner has been turned off. The direction of the air flow can be reversed to blow out hot air from the room and pull cool air in through windows.
Ceiling fan light kits
Ceiling fan light kits allow the fan to be used for decorative purposes. They come in several different styles and are generally easy to install. Many of these kits contain white lights which can either be LED or fluorescent. These light kits come with a remote control which allows the lights to be turned on and off from a distance. This can be useful in large rooms or areas. It can also be useful for people who have trouble reaching up to the light switch on their ceiling fan.
Modernization of the traditional style
Ceiling fans are available in a variety of different styles. This includes traditional, contemporary, modern, and transitional. There are also many different colors and finishes available to match any style. These different types of ceiling fans can be useful for people who live in different areas of the world. Many traditional ceiling fans are available in tropical areas. They can be made of wood, bamboo or rattan. These fans have blades made of leaf or palm fronds. The traditional ceiling fans in tropical areas are designed to circulate air to keep people cool in hot weather. In contrast, contemporary fans are made of metal, glass, plastic or wood. They are designed to be stylish and modern, rather than functional. Modern fans are generally more energy efficient than traditional fans. Finally, some ceiling fans are designed to be used in transitional areas. These fans can be used in traditional or modern areas, but are generally more modern in style.