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Is it Time to Replace Your Ceiling Fan?

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Ceiling fans make a big difference to the look and energy efficiency of your home if you’re considering installing one. An old ceiling fan would increase your energy bills and, therefore, need replacement. According to a study by Charles J. Kibert from the University of Florida, buildings use 70% of the electricity and 40% of the energy produced in the United States. Energy bills are paid by building owners, so reducing energy consumption is a necessity.

Are you wondering when to install a new ceiling fan in order to reduce your energy consumption? Whenever the existing fan shows signs of damage, you should replace it. It’s important to know when your appliance is nearing the end of its lifespan.

Annoying Buzzes

A ceiling fan should not produce any noise when running. If it starts producing a buzzing noise, the motor windings have worn out and need replacement. In some cases, this sound goes away after oiling, but if it persists, oiling is no longer effective. It could also mean that the capacitors no longer work well. Electricians are the best choice in such a situation since they are familiar with how ceiling fans work. So, you should have one inspect the fan before installing a new one.

Slow Speed

When a fan operates at the highest speed, it does a good job circulating air within the room. There should be no difference in its effect when operating on a high or low setting. A ceiling fan’s capacitor could be adjusted or replaced, but when the motor burns out, there is only one option: replace it. A burnt motor reflects in the diminishing speed of the fan. A slow speed means the fan will not circulate air as expected, and it’s time to call electrical contractors.

Blades Won’t Spin

If your electric ceiling fan won’t spin regardless of whether you have power, you may need a replacement. Consult with electrical contractors to confirm whether the ceiling connectors are faulty or whether it’s a power connection issue. A ceiling fan should have a motor, a rotor, and blades that rotate with the help of a belt. If they do not, then something is wrong with the power connections.

Are you wondering whether your ceiling fan needs replacement or not? Contact Right Electric today for assistance. We will help you with every aspect of your electrical needs.

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