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Ceiling Fans Provide Great Comfort for the upcoming Months

Ceiling fans are useful in Lehigh Valley households. We are about to explore common issues that can arise with ceiling fans and provide valuable tips to ensure your fan operates smoothly and efficiently.

Why is my ceiling fan making that humming noise? 

Sometimes, when your ceiling fan hums, it could be because some screws are loose, the motor might be starting to wear out, or the blades aren't balanced right. It may also be that the motor needs lubrication. It's usually safe to ignore small hums. However, if the noise increases, the loose screws may require tightening, or you may have to replace the motor or the blades.

Why is my ceiling fan wobbling and shaking? 

If your fan wobbles while it's running, it could be because some screws are loose, the blades aren't balanced evenly, or maybe one of the blades is a little bent. It could be that the fan wasn't properly secured to the roof joist during installation. 

You shouldn't ignore this issue, as uneven blades cause your fan's motor to wear quickly. Check to see if all the screws are tight. If the blades look uneven, you can use a balancing kit to try and fix it. If you need help, don't hesitate to contact the professionals at Werkheiser Electric. 

Which spin direction works best in winter and summer?

During the warmer months, adjusting your fan to rotate counterclockwise helps create a refreshing downdraft, cooling the room. 

Conversely, in the colder months, switching the fan to a clockwise rotation helps to distribute the warm air that tends to accumulate near the ceiling, providing more comfortable temperatures throughout the space.

Why doesn't my ceiling fan turn on, but the light does? 

If your fan stays off but the light works, it could simply mean a problem with the pull chain switch or the wiring. The fault may also be from the fan's motor if the light and fan share the same wiring. 

Fixing this kind of issue is tricky. To prevent electrical accidents or further damage to the fan, it's best to contact Werkheiser Electric for professional diagnosis and repair. 

Tips for selecting the right ceiling fan

When choosing a ceiling fan for your Lehigh Valley home, follow these tips:

  • Choose a large blade size, as it provides excellent cooling at reduced velocity compared to smaller blades.

  • Size and locate them correctly, installing them at least 7-9 feet above floors and 10-12 inches beneath ceilings. Use 52-inch fans for large rooms up to 400 square feet and 42-inch fans for spaces up to 144 square feet. When deciding on a fan, consider the room's size and the ceiling's height.

  • Decide whether to go for a ceiling fan with light or without. If your space lacks sufficient lighting from natural or artificial sources, consider buying a fan with light. 

  • For extra cool features, better durability, and longer warranties, don't be afraid to invest a bit more. 

  • Ensure that your fan is professionally installed per the manufacturer's specifications.

Maintaining your ceiling fan's cleanliness

Cleaning your ceiling fan blades regularly is essential to prevent dust buildup, which can hinder performance. Simply wiping down the blades with a damp cloth on a regular basis will help maintain optimal airflow throughout your space.

Get FAN-tastic solutions from Lehigh Valley's expert ceiling fan installation team!

If you need ceiling fan repairs, considering upgrading your current fan, or adding a new one to a room, you are better off getting the services done from a certified electrician. 


Don't hesitate to contact Werkheiser Electric today to ensure your home remains cool, comfortable, and safe all year round.


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