Ceiling Fan Installations

Energy Star info about ceiling fans: www.energystar.gov

Ceiling Fan Usage Tips

Ceiling fan performance and energy savings rely heavily on the proper installation and use of the ceiling fan. Here are a few tips to ensure quality and product performance.

Choosing the Appropriate UL-Rated Electrical Box

Bayberry Electric can make sure that you have the appropriate UL-listed metal box, marked "For Use with Ceiling Fans." This is not only a code requirement, but is obviously important to ensure your fan stays on the ceiling where it belongs.

Using the Ceiling Fan Year Round

In the summer, use the ceiling fan in the counterclockwise direction. While standing directly under the ceiling fan you should feel a cool breeze. The airflow produced creates a wind-chill effect, making you "feel" cooler. In the winter, reverse the motor and operate the ceiling fan at low speed in the clockwise direction. This produces a gentle updraft, which forces warm air near the ceiling down into the occupied space. Remember to adjust your thermostat when using your ceiling fan — additional energy and dollar savings could be realized with this simple step!

Bayberry Electric will install a ceiling fan that you have purchased or we will be happy to help you find one that suits your style, budget, and properly sized to your room.