Maintain your ceiling fan like a pro

Ceiling fans are an important choice to generate airflow as well as enhance the room decor in your home. It makes a great addition to your space that comes in a wide range of prices depending on the size, style, and quality. When you place it in the living room, family room, or bedroom, it adds value and increases the chances of selling your home.

According to a recent top agents’ insight report, almost 34% prefer to have ceiling fans in their homes as an energy-efficient measure. Yes. You heard me right. This is called as ‘wind chill effect’. During summer, the ceiling fan spins quickly in a counterclockwise direction pushing the air down and creating a cool breeze. This consumes less energy compared to air conditioners and saves the cost. It really helps in winter too as it keeps the area warm compared to the home heating system that consumes more energy.

How to maintain your ceiling fan and keep it from getting dusty ?

According to a recent report, ceiling fan blades are a common cause in making allergies. Do you believe it? Yes. The friction created by the fan chopping through the air creates static energy that attracts all the dust particles to it. So, it’s very important to do routine cleaning and make sure to live in a dust-free space. To clean the dust particles, first, arrange the step stool or the ladder to reach the fan blades. Then, wipe the fan mount and housing with a damp clean cloth or a microfiber cloth from the ceiling down towards the blades. Once, it is dust-free, use the fabric softener sheet to wipe the fan which helps to repel the dust from sticking to the surface of it.

To perform the monthly dusting maintenance, try to remove the dust from the entire fan using a clean cloth, and spraying the blades with furniture polish creates a slippery surface so that the dust cannot easily stick. To reduce the future dust buildup, you can create your own dust repellent spray by adding half a teaspoon of olive oil, a tablespoon of vinegar, and half of cup of water to the oil mixture. This ‘magic dust repellent’ keeps it from getting dusty often.

What is the easiest way to clean dust buildup on ceiling fans ?

One of the easiest ways to clean the dust in the fan with the standard ceiling is using a pillowcase. This helps to wipe down the canopy, down rod, and motor housing which captures dust and avoids mess altogether. So, slide the pillowcase over the fan blade, then press gently against the blade and pull the pillowcase back. This process ensures dusting the fan more efficiently. If there is a high ceiling of 10 feet or higher, you can use a duster with a long handle and gently dust all the parts.

If the fan is dirty but not greasy, use a mild all-purpose cleaner or a mixture of water and dish soap to gently wipe the blades and grill with a clean cloth. Disinfecting wipes can also be used to clean the blades quickly and easily. If the fan is greasy, then put a small amount of degreaser or odorless mineral spirit in a damp cloth and wipe it. we can also rinse the blades and grill under warm running water for thorough cleaning.

What options are available for the best ceiling fans for home ?

As the ceiling fans save up to 30% power and alters the room temperature by nearly 7°, it is considered one of the most popular and cheapest ways to pump up the air circulation. Based on its, style, efficiency, features, and pricing, listed are the best ceiling fans for homes.

  1. Atomberg Renesa Fan with Remote ( 340 RPM )
  2. Orient Electric Apex- FX 1200 mm fan ( 360 RPM )
  3. Luminous Dhoom 1200mm fan ( 380 RPM )
  4. Candes Star Anti-Rust 1200 mm fan ( 400 RPM )
  5. Crompton Hill Briz Fan ( 370 RPM )
  6. Havells Ambrose Ceiling Fan ( 390 RPM )
  7. Luminous Morpheus Ceiling Fan ( 380 RPM )
  8. Usha Bloom Daffodil Goodbye Dust Ceiling Fan ( 380 RPM )
  9. Havells Festiva Dust Resistant 1200 mm ( 400 RPM )
  10. Crompton Sea Sapphira Fan ( 380 RPM )

How to oil a ceiling fan yourself ?

Lubricating your ceiling fan helps in running it more efficiently. However, it depends on which brand or model of your ceiling fan. There are some ceiling fans in the market which are maintenance-free double sealed ball bearings that require no oiling. Other ceiling fans have a small oil hole above the motor. To lubricate it, first turn off the fan, stand on something very sturdy and then check for the oil hole on the top portion of the motor. Simultaneously check the manufacturer’s guide and read the lubricating instructions for that model. If it has such an oil hole, then add 4 to 6 drops of light machine oil ( 3-in-1oil ) to lubricate the motor.

How do you fix a noisy ceiling fan ?

The most annoying part of having a ceiling fan is that it makes noise while running. There might be several potential causes for it.

  • Cleaning the blades help to reduce friction with air and runs smoothly without noise.
  • Tightening up the defective/loose pieces like light fixtures, decorative ceiling cover, blade screws, faulty dimmer switch, body screws,etc. helps to hold everything in place and prevents noise.
  • Securing the upper canopy helps to eliminate the noise.
  • Oil lubrication to the motor reduces the noise.
  • Balancing the blades using the balancing kit helps to overcome the noisy environment.

  • As ceiling fans help to improve your comfort year-round, they must be routinely maintained weekly and monthly. So, ensure its optimal performance and energy savings ( almost 40% in summer and 10% in winter ) for a healthy living environment.