Ceiling Fan / April 24, 2018 / Bernadette Aguilar
However, before I get off the subject of what to buy, a word or two to the wise. This is not a purchase that you want to make with the idea of saving as much money as you can on these units. Manufacturers of inexpensive units have become more and more clever at making their products look great. However, a ceiling fan needs to pass the test of time and extensive use and many if not most of the cheaper units simply don't pass this test. Inexpensive fan casing is often made from thin material that may not be of the best quality.
The most common ceiling fan operation entails a pull chain/pull chord control that extends downwards from the operational center point of the ceiling fan. This controls the fan speed cycle that can be set to high, medium, low or off with a pull of the chord. The next ceiling fan operation setting is a variable speed control. For this setting, a hand controlled dial sets a different speed for the fan. A variation on this mounts the speed dial on a nearby wall as opposed to the fan itself. New ceiling fans emerge onto the market displaying a wireless remote control system. Working in much the same way as a television remote, an infrared beam is sent from a hand held controller to the fan controlling operation with the touch of a button.