Summer is coming, and it is a good time to give you practical tips if you are tradition-turned and have an electric ceiling fan believing that air conditioning is not good for your health. Ceiling fans are an effective solution for improving overall comfort. They bring back the romantic era of Hollywood movies and give the room a stunning, sophisticated charm. Although this device does not directly cause the room temperature to drop, thanks to the air circulation, it creates a real effect on our skin to make it even more comfortable to a few degrees. Studies have shown that mild airflow affects human mood and productivity because the movement of air in the room removes the temperature from the surface of our skin by removing the moisture that the body evaporates and allowing further heat to be released from the body.
In the USA, architects often envision ceiling fans as an integral part of the interior. They provide energy savings and are among the business owners at the top of their favorite devices since the average fan consumes from 50 to 150W at full speed. The National Institute of Florida – FSEC (Florida Solar Energy Center) back in 1996 had a team of experts doing extensive research on ceiling fan efficiency. Several studies have shown that, in the territory of that country, the use of a fan with an increase in room temperature of 2 ° F leads to annual cooling savings of about 14%.
Ceiling fan types
In the US, two types of ceiling fans are most prevalent: the Stator – has a pivoting axle in the center with arms that are attached to a rubber flywheel. Only the shaft rotates, therefore the whole body, so the result is high efficiency. The rubber flywheel “swallows” the vibration and prevents the blades’ legs from emitting noise, which for many years, produces the same sound as the first day. Direct Drive “Spinner” – features a powerful motor, and the elbow arms are mounted directly on the engine without rubber parts to dampen the vibration. Engineers had in mind that durability and efficiency were things of priority over beauty and price. They are up to almost two meters in radius, with the smallest dimension being min. 1.5 m.
They are easy to mount on the ceiling, just like any other electrical installation. They are installed at the height of about 98 inches from the floor, and there are models with a supporting shaft at about 70 inches which is the case for ceilings higher than 16 feats.
Cleaning ceiling fans
Thoroughly cleaning and saving the living space certainly does not fit into our favorite activities that we sometimes delay until the naked eye sees the result of negligence. Cleaning the fan is on that “hate” list along with the dirt behind the fridge, cleaning the windows, corners, spot behind the stove, etc. But no matter how hard we fall, we can’t escape it. Although ceiling fans bring a whole range on the spectrum of the positive and, have almost no serious adverse effect on human health, unlike air conditioners, because of their position we often forget that they can be a real bacterium generator that is spread throughout the room and furniture. Many are wondering how to do this 100% safe and eliminate the potential spread of bacteria and contact with dust that will concentrate in one place and will not go in the direction of our face.
We have highlighted a few practical solutions and techniques for you to do this job as best you can: First, of course, turn it off at the switch and wait for the device to calm down completely.
1. Wrap fabric on “grill catcher.”
All you need is a meat catcher, a piece of cloth, and a hairband. We recommend that you grab an old towel or a worn kitchen cloth on the handle grips, and then take regular hairbands to secure your “invention.” When you have done this – you are ready to start cleaning. Take your device in your hands, use the hand moves from up all the way down, and all the dust will be collected between the cloths. Easy, right?
2. Dust removal extension on a vacuum cleaner
Some vacuum cleaner manufacturers have also included one dust removal extension on a vacuum cleaner in a set of accessories. If this is not the case with your vacuum cleaner, you can buy the extension for just ten bucks. Stand beneath the ceiling fan and make sure you find a position that won’t put you off balance. Point the extension toward the prop and pull all the way slowly back and forth. Do the same from the top eel. It will not be a bad idea to adjust the vacuum cleaner to medium strength if it anticipates such a possibility so as not to damage it if your fan blades are not of particularly hard plastic. With this method, there is a chance that they will blow dust to the floor or pieces of furniture, so be sure to be focused while doing this.
3. Wiping brush with a long body and curved half-open extensions
This shaft-mounted attachment can be purchased for as little as $ 15 and is a good solution for ceiling fans. First, make sure your brush head is completely washed and clean. Otherwise, it can make the situation worse, soak up the eaves, and make a bigger mess. However, to collect dust between the brushes (pads), it is necessary to generate electricity, which will be done if you run the brush through the most ordinary bag. In slow motion, push the brush through the propeller from start to finish, and the job will be done. It would be best if you had another such extension to do the job as thoroughly as possible and to ensure that all dust would be removed from the fan tray.
4. Hand cleaning
You can use a glove or cloth to wipe. The glove you pull out of the bag will be ready for use immediately, while you will need to moisten the towel to get the dust collecting as good as possible. We recommend that the cloth be made of a softer material such as cotton for maximum cleaning effect. Apply the cleaner directly to the limbs, then wipe again. This will require a ladder to be set up and good access to the eaves, so be careful.
5. Removing dust with a pillowcase
In the end, we set out the most interesting proposition. You can take an old pillowcase and thread it over the propeller, and then pull it and the dust will pretty much collect in the “pocket” of the pillowcase. This way, your face will not come in contact with dust, and you can also throw away the old pillows or just put them in the washing machine and wash them, thus being used as a regular “tool” for this purpose.
For all the people who may not have known, we would like to mention that a ceiling fan can be functional both in the summer and in the winter, so it would not be too bad to know in what way the ceiling fans turn in the winter. If you do not have a ceiling fan and want to buy one, it would be good to know how ceiling fans are measured to buy the right size compared to your room. We advise you to clean the ceiling fans regularly at least once a month because this is a place that is often a forgotten “hot spot” and the source of various allergies, viruses, bacteria. Be careful when using disinfectants and make sure that your blades dust does not come in contact with your eyes and mouth.