Ceiling Fans as a Style Statement
Posted: Oct 28, 2015
Ceiling fans are a common electrical appliance in most homes, showrooms and offices and you are likely to see them especially in the sweltering heat of summer. The electrical fan is normally assembled using just a few components that include a motor and some metal bars but sometimes nonmetals can find their way into them as well. Some of the most popular metals that are used in the manufacture of ceiling fans include steel, zinc, copper, aluminum and iron for making different components.
Components of a fan: The electric motor is perhaps the primary component of your ceiling fans; this has an arrangement of coils and magnets that enable the motor to rotate as an electric current passes through it. There are also blades that are attached to the motor and when the rotate the easily form a breeze inside the room. The blades are normally fixed on the motor using nuts and metallic arms; there are fans that are made using a one piece die cast with blades bolted to the motor. There are also other components that include a switch and a regulator. You will find newer models that come with a remote control gadget or decorated motor encasements as well as those others that come looking like some fancy lamp shades.
How fans are mounted: The most common way of mounting ceiling fans is by using metallic hooks that are fixed to the ceiling; the hook is normally part of the masonry work and will remain at the ceiling. The commercial electrician will also use a rubber grommet for the purpose of holding the fan in place and also reduce vibrations. If your ceiling has beam you will definitely need a clamp and hook mechanism to help with its mounting and for the roofs that are too high, you will make do with a down rod. However, in the case such as when the ceiling is too low, you will need an adapter to help with mounting your ceiling fan.
Types of fans: There are different types of ceiling fans and they can be classified in terms of weight, appearance or the sweeps; the heavier the fan, the better the breeze. Most people have found the older fans, especially those that are made from cast iron to be better because of the weight of cast iron. There is also a type of ceiling fan that become popular in the 1970s that is appreciated to this day; that stack motor variety that a rotor and stator design. They have the blades mounted on the central hub that is known as a flywheel. The flywheel was made of rubber or metal and could be used to either keep the motor concealed of displayed in prominence
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