Suppose what? This article’s title is merely misleading. The only real disadvantage as it pertains to a ceiling fan is what it takes to get one properly installed. Ceiling fans can not be easy to install for the inexperienced do-it-yourselfer. Sometimes, you will need to run an electrical line to the area where the ceiling fan will be installed. Unless you are skillful at achieving this sort of thing, hiring a licensed, qualified and bonded electrician will more than likely save you much grief in the long run.
There is also the minor “cons” that involves the matter of regular maintenance. Properly installed, a ceiling fan will give you years and years of agreeable cooling and cost -savings on your heating bill (assuming there is a fan that allows one to reverse the blade direction). Granted, you have to wipe the blades once in a while but then down, everyone has household cleaning chores to manage from time to time.
On occasion, ceiling fans require slight adjustments and escape from equilibrium. The most typical offenders are loose screws that attach the blades to the motor casing, blades that aren’t at exactly the same angle (pitch) as the rest of a blade plus the blades or blades that weigh slightly more in relation to the others.
Ensure that all the screws are tight, without going into great detail. When they aren’t tighten those which have come loose and run the fan. In the event the wobbling has ceased, your difficulty was solved.
If not, make use of a yardstick or other straight piece of wood and place it (together with the fan stopped) vertically at the outer edge of one of the blades. Rotate the blades by hand to make certain that each blade touches the stick. If one or more do not, merely (and gently) bend the blade(s) so that the others are matched by their pitch and repeat the procedure until you’re satisfied that each blade has the same pitch. Turn the fan on again and see in case you’ve solved the problem.
Otherwise, you’ve got a weight issue (I do not always mean you). The weight problem is with one or more of the blades weighing marginally more in relation to the others. This occasionally happens when the blades are made from natural, organic substance for example wood. Manufacturing companies frequently contain what are called “balancing weights” in the carton together with the ceiling fan. These might be used to compensate for any differentials that could have resulted over time. These “balancing weights”, or clips as they have been sometime called, can be connected to the top of the blade to ensure that they’re virtually out of sight. Start with one blade to where the blade is attached to the motor, by attaching the clip close. Run the fan. Move the weight out towards the end, in case the issue persists. Try running the fan. Keep moving the weight if the situation persists. In case you are still and near the end of the blade possess a difficulty move to the following blade. Continue this procedure till you find the one which has the weight issue.