Whether it is a new ceiling fan, an older ceiling fan you want moved, replaced or repaired…our expert, licensed and qualified electricians can help.
At Amps & Volts we guarantee that all the work we perform will be up to the current ceiling fan electrical codes and that you will be completely satisfied with our work.
We handle all types of ceiling fan repairs, rewiring and installations.
Ceiling Fan Wiring Repair
Ceiling Fan Replacements
New Fuses and Breakers for Ceiling Fans
New Ceiling Fan Wiring
Move Ceiling Fans
Ceiling Fan Dedicated Circuits
The electricians at Amps & Volts Electric are skilled and experienced ceiling fan experts that know a properly working ceiling fan can provide many benefits, from monthly energy savings to the addition of style throughout your home. Each year we receive thousands of calls from homeowners who need help installing, re-installing, tightening, wiring, and re-wiring fans of all shapes, sizes, and models.
Due to our extensive electrical knowledge, we also are aware that ceiling fan installation can be a complicated job, and without expert help, the end result often does not turn out like it should have. If you have a ceiling fan that was incorrectly installed it could be noisy, loose, wobbly or even a fire hazard. Our electricians can help identify and resolve the problem.
Does your ceiling fan wobble?
Wobbling is not a result of how the fan is mounted. Instead, the cause of wobbling is fan blades being out of weight alignment with one another. This can happen due to a variety of factors, including: warped blades, bent blade irons, blades or blade irons not being screwed on straight, blades being different weights or shapes or sizes (minute differences do matter).
Although wobbling will not cause a ceiling fan to fall, it can be a nuisance. Ceiling fans are secured by clevis pins locked with cotter pins, so wobbling can’t have an effect on the fan’s security.
Heating or cooling a room
Most ceiling fans can be used in two different ways; that is, most fans have a mechanism, commonly an electrical switch, for reversing the direction in which the blades rotate. The key to maximizing the efficiency of your ceiling fan is knowing which way the blades should be rotating in each seaso. Ceiling fans should run clockwise in the winter months in order to push the warm air down and counterclockwise in the summer months to push cool air down.
Even though most ceiling fans can be mounted to all types of ceilings, not all can be mounted to angled or cathedral ceilings without an added bracket or use of a down-rod extension.
A Variety of Styles
Many styles of ceiling fans have been developed over the years in response to several different factors such as growing energy-consciousness and changes in decorating styles. The advent and evolution of electronic technology has also played a major role in ceiling fan development.
Some of the more popular ceiling fan styles are:
Stack-motor ceiling fans
Stack-motor fans employ a powerful, energy-efficient motor, and it is far less expensive to operate than air conditioning. With this design, the fan’s blades mount to a central hub, known as a flywheel. The flywheel can be made of either metal or reinforced rubber, and can be mounted either flush with the fan’s motor housing (concealed) or prominently below the fan’s motor housing (known as a “dropped flywheel”).
Direct-drive ceiling fans
Direct-drive ceiling fans have become the standard for today’s fans. They employ a motor with a stationary inner core with a shell that revolves around it (commonly called a “spinner” motor); the blades attach to this shell. Direct-drive motors are the least expensive motors to produce, and on the whole are the most prone to failure and noise generation.
Belt-driven ceiling fans
For period-themed decor, a few companies have created reproduction belt-drive fan systems. The reproduction systems feature an electric motor as the driving force, in place of the water-powered motor.
Cast-iron ceiling fans
Throw backs from a bygone era, a cast-iron fan utilizes a very heavy-duty oil-bath motor. These fans must be oiled periodically, usually once or twice per year, since they use an oil-bath system for lubrication. Because these fans are so sturdily built, and due to their utter lack of electronic components, it is not uncommon to see cast-iron fans operating for eighty years or more.
Ceiling Fan Installation
Although it would seem easy enough to install a ceiling fan yourself, there are many things that could go wrong. For the safety of your home and family it is best to only use a licensed electrician.
When you need to have a ceiling fan wired, installed or repaired give us a call and we’ll be able to take care of it for you. Having Amps & Volts Electric handle your ceiling fan needs will insure your peace of mind that it’s done correctly the first time.
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Amps & Volts Electric, Inc. 755 W Chicago St., Valparaiso, IN 46385 (219) 462-3873