Building Moxie
Building Moxie
  • Hometalker
  • Baltimore, MD

Replacing & Cool Weather Operation of *Heart* a Ceiling Fan

$60
60 Minutes
Medium

The Story :: Most folks are unaware that a ceiling fan may be set in the winter to optimize your home's heating potential. By simply flicking the motor switch into reverse (usually up & blades spinning to the right aka clockwise), stagnant warm air is moved off of the ceiling and back down into the room. (See the vid below for a demo of this.)

The BackStory :: Having a pair of apartments that we rent,
Before: Old Kitchen Ceiling Fan.
Before: Old Kitchen Ceiling Fan.
One Hour Later: New Kitchen Ceiling Fan.
One Hour Later: New Kitchen Ceiling Fan.
Assemble New Fan on the Ground.
Assemble New Fan on the Ground.
Old Harness Old Wiring Disconnect.
Old Harness Old Wiring Disconnect.
New Harness with Cleaned up Wiring. Final Connections after New Fan is Set in Harness.
New Harness with Cleaned up Wiring. Final Connections after New Fan is Set in Harness.
Balancing of New Fan May be Required b/c Ceiling is Never Level.
Balancing of New Fan May be Required b/c Ceiling is Never Level.
Switch Up in Cold Weather Position.
Switch Up in Cold Weather Position.
Cool Weather Operation of a Ceiling Fan.
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