Ceiling Fan / April 23, 2018 / Hope Young
Following the trends used in the construction methods of today's homes has led to the development of a new and simple method to reinforce an existing ceiling box to that of a fan-rated box that is consumer friendly. Access is gained through the ceiling box itself with a small bracket being utilized in what is in most cases is wasted space within the ceiling box itself. Two fasteners are driven through the ceiling box and into the joist or truss with the bracket being firmly held in position. This bracket has been shown by independent testing by a leading product testing laboratory to allow the ceiling box to sustain very large dynamic loads.
In its basic form, a ceiling fan suspends from the ceiling of a room and utilizes hub mounted paddles that rotate in a circular fashion. Air circulation is generated by the movement of the blades. This circulation provides a cooling or de-cooling effect as needed. To work as a cooling agent, ceiling fan blades move in a counter clockwise motion. In this direction, air circulation generated by the fan blades will evaporate sweat on the human skin cooling the body down. This in turns brings the room temperature down. The second use moves the fan blades in a clockwise direction capturing the heated air that has risen to the ceiling. As the heated air moves down the walls to the floor, the chill is removed from the room.