Ceiling Fan Wall Controls
Where Should You Put Your Ceiling Fan Wall Controls?
Adding a ceiling fan to a room is a great idea if it’s one that gets particularly hot or you spend a lot of time in. They are common choices for dens and living rooms, as the movement of air can provide an evaporative cooling effect that makes a room feel almost 10 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than it actually is in many cases. That can spare your air conditioner a lot of unnecessary work, chilling down rooms in your home that don’t need it. Even offices and bedrooms can use a good ceiling fan.
The questions that come into play are what kind to get and where to put the ceiling fan wall controls. The exact ceiling fan to get is usually up to a matter of matching decor and budget, but choosing where to put the wall controls can get a bit more complicated.
One initial factor that comes into play is whether or not you have to put the controls on the electrical line running up to the fan. Some are controlled using a lightswitch, and so the fan wall control would just replace that lightswitch plate. Are you then blocking off access to another lightswitch you also need?
Some modern ceiling fans come with controls that are wall-mounted but use wireless signals to relay the necessary operational commands. This can spare you from having to put in extra wiring and leaves you freedom of placement in the controls, which is great, but leads to a lot of choices. For instance, do you want them within easy reach of your favorite chair, recliner, or sofa? That’s handy, but then furniture might be blocking your way if you want to turn them on or off or up or down while standing up. You also might need to keep them out of reach of eager pets and playful kids.
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