The Edward's Enterprises employees in Winnetka install & repair ceiling fans consisting of:
Installing new ceiling fans
Replacing old ceiling fans
Adding fan light kits
Repairing fan pull chains
Installing fan switches
Programming fan remotes
New ceiling fan dimmers
Balancing ceiling fan blades
Adding ceiling fan remote
Replacing remote transmitter
Removal of ceiling fans
Adding ceiling fan rated boxes
Assemble & install new fans
Ceiling fan lighting installs
We can install a fan rated box (a must-have) for an existing fan that is wobbly, or install a new updated fan where an old, out-of date fan is currently in place. We can add remote controls (in most situations) or replace wall switches with dimmers or fan speed controls. We typically have lower minimums than other ceiling fan service companies & are locally owned & operated.
Ceiling fan repairs can be a DIY project, but can also be time consuming & complicated for many of our customers. In order to upgrade, install or repair the ceiling fan in your home or office, call our team now!
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Cleaning Ceiling Fans may not seem like the most glamorous chore, but with these quick & easy tips, it can turn a dreaded chore into the easiest one, taking a mere 15 minutes. Consider trying the following:
First off, tape down the fan's switch to ensure that it does not accidentally turn on during the cleaning. Second, prepare the area around the fan by spreading old sheets on the floor & any furniture near the fan. Third, fill a spray bottle with a mixture of water & 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar. Use this mixture & spray it inside of an old pillowcase. Next, stand on an extra tall ladder so that you are about a head above the fan. & make sure the ladder has been firmly planted, as well as your footing, & that it has been stretched out fully (a partially extended ladder is a major hazard).
Then slide the pillowcase over an individual blade, pulling the dust off the blade & trapping it into the bag. Do this for each blade while rotating clean spots on the pillow case. Finally, use a cotton cloth for residual grime & to dust off the base & light fixtures. Dust repeatedly. Rinse out that cloth continually, as needed, or replace it for a new one, & make sure to target all areas. Don't miss any spots.
Air Conditioning or a Fan, What to Choose?
The purpose of a fan is to cool your skin not the room, it triggers evaporation from your skin & could make you feel about 8 degrees cooler. A good fan is very efficient for its purpose & will cost 1 cent per hour. You should know that no matter what combination of fans you use will not remove the humidity from the air.
The purpose of an air conditioner is to cool the room & alleviate humidity. A window AC will cost 14 cents per hour, a full house unit will cost 36 cents per hour.
Looking at the cost on a monthly basis, each ceiling fan will cost approximately $1.20 per month. The AC window units would cost approximately $50.40 per unit per month & central AC would cost about $129.60 per month, depending on your use & region.
Benefits to Getting Rid of AC
Switching to fans is a great idea, not only will you benefit from the lower cost; you will help with the environment by reducing the use of carbon fuels. It is good to have fresh air & sounds of the outdoors coming into your windows.
There are options to using fans, ceiling fans, window units, whole house fans or a combination of the different fans will improve your hot weather adjustment. Also, ceiling fans are quite easy to use; it is like turning a light switch.
No matter which direction you decide regarding AC or fans, know the facts & do what will make you happy & comfortable.
How do I wire a ceiling fan & light separately?
How to wire the ceiling fan & lights separately
Wiring your ceiling fan & your lights is quite simple, & you can do it on your own. The primary requirements are step ladder, non-contact voltage sensor, screwdriver, orange wire connectors, & yellow wire connectors. The household circuits usually have a white wire, a black wire, & a bare copper. Having two toggle switches on the wall that'll operate the lights & ceiling fan individually is essential. For each switch, the hot switch runs the motor/bulb & neutral to complete the circuit. Note that the ceiling fan doesn't have ground wire.
Is it OK to leave ceiling fans on all the time?
The ideal time to run a ceiling fan
Any owner will tell you that nothing helps better air circulation in a room as a ceiling fan. The best advice is to turn it on & leave it on. You can leave it for as long as you want since it helps to give an excellent atmosphere in rooms. Did you know ceiling fans can keep rooms warm? It'll help do some of the work of your HVAC, which saves energy.