Fan is a popular device which produces a constant circu […]
Fan is a popular device which produces a constant circulate of air within a confined area or in an open space. The fan can be operated manually, by a remote control or it can be powered by an electrical motor. The fan can be attached to the indoor water supply or it can be ventilated straight from the outside wall. It has been used since ancient times for providing comfort and even for heating purposes. But now it is being used in other areas for another purpose too, like drying and cleaning.
Downrod fans are those fans, which are mounted below the ceiling joists. It is difficult to install regular fans on the ceiling of a building as it would pose a safety risk. Therefore, manufacturers come up with a special type of fans known as download fans. These fans are specially designed to meet the needs of an attic space and provide comfort along with adequate cooling. The hanging height of these fans is almost two feet while the fixed height is seven feet.
Normally, the upper fan blade spins clockwise while the fan rotor blades rotate counter-clockwise. However, when the fan is placed on the floor, the rotation of the fan blades is prevented as they tend to obstruct the flow of air into the space. A small gap is left between the top of the fan and the ceiling so that the inner part of the download remains in contact with the ceiling fan. The working of such fans is simple and easy and these can easily be installed by any do-it-yourself person.
The main benefits of such fans are that they can produce more uniform and consistent airflow because of the greater width of blades and the fact that there is no restriction of the airflow. Another benefit of such ceiling fan is that it helps to reduce heat buildup and air conditioning costs. Such fans usually come equipped with sensors that automatically control the speed of the blades and regulate the quantity of airflow.
The installation process of a fan is easy. First, the fan blades need to be mounted to the motor assembly on the ceiling. Next, the entire fan body needs to be fastened to the motor with the help of nylon screws and finally, the downrod and motor assembly needs to be fastened together with the help of nylon rivets. There is no need to use a lot of force during the installation because the weight of the download alone facilitates a very secure fix.
After the fan body and motor are fixed, the ceiling fan can be checked for the correct speed and direction of rotation and the speed can be dialed using the provided dial. When the fan is properly installed, then only can you use it to provide proper ventilation inside the house. Moreover, the sound of the blades is soothing and the soft whirring noise of the blades also creates a calming effect. Ceiling fans with CFM ratings are highly recommended in terms of ventilation and sound quality and this is the reason why they are used in numerous industries.