Quick Tip: How to Fix a Noisy Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are a great addition to any room that tends to get overly hot during the day, but they do need a little maintenance and cleaning now and again.
Ceiling fans are ideal in a small room that doesn't have ideal air circulation and they are also fairly effective in a room that tends to get overly hot during the summer days. The only problem is, we tend to overlook cleaning of a ceiling fan simply because we don't really see it.
Why you need to clean a ceiling fan
Not cleaning a ceiling fan on a regular basis, or even as and when it needs it, results in a build-up of dust along the edge of the fan blades. This build-up of dust causes the fan to become unbalanced and make quite a bit of noise, and can also lead to overheating of the motor and subsequent burn-out as a result of the added weight on the fan blades.
It only takes a few minutes to clean the fan blades, preferably using a slightly damp, soft or microfibre cloth and then wiping again to remove any remaining dust. If you do this a minimum of twice a year, the fan will not only last longer, it will also provide quiet operation when in use.