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medrury
Ceiling Fan

My ceiling fan does not seem to be moving any air.

I've tried set the fan at all three speeds and in both the counter clockwise and clockwise direction. I've also adjust the blades to tip the leading edge down but that jst slowed the fan down.

The fan is in the middle of a cvaulted ceiling and hang down 2 feet from the highest point.

Can anyone help?:confused:

canuk
Re: Ceiling Fan

A couple of things come to mind....

1 - fan size is too small

2 - fan is mounted too high ... for residential fans the optimum maximum height is around 8 - 9 feet off the floor. You may need a longer downrod for mounting the fan.

Just a thought.:)

xyxoxy
Re: Ceiling Fan
medrury wrote:

My ceiling fan doe not seem to be moving any air.

Is this a new occurence from a fan that used to work fine...?
Or is the fan a new installation that just doesn't seem to fit the need?

I agree with Canuk's suggestions... bigger fan and/or at a lower height will certainly make some difference.

But if this fan seemed to do the job before and now does not I'd have to ask what has recently changed in the room.

medrury
Re: Ceiling Fan

The fan never felt like it was moving alot of air but now it does seem like it is moving any air.

There hasn't been any changes in the room.

xyxoxy
Re: Ceiling Fan

Not sure what would cause that.
I was thinking along the lines of blocked circulation (doors or windows replaced making the room more air tight) but that's more of a CAC issue than a ceiling fan issue.

I assume the fan is not on a lighting dimmer switch... that would be bad.

Maybe something like this would help? --> Fan Blade Covers

medrury
Re: Ceiling Fan
canuk wrote:

A couple of things come to mind....

1 - fan size is too small

2 - fan is mounted too high ... for residential fans the optimum maximum height is around 8 - 9 feet off the floor. You may need a longer downrod for mounting the fan.

Just a thought.:)

Wouldn't I still be able to feel air move right up next to the fan??/:confused:

ed21
Re: Ceiling Fan
medrury wrote:

I've also adjust the blades to tip the leading edge down but that jst slowed the fan down.

Are you saying the blades are level? The leading edge has to be down or up depending on which way it is rotating to mave any air. It will slow down the more it is tilted.

I agree about getting it away from the ceiling some, but I'm surprised you don't get any air movement. I have one in a vaulted ceiling that is a good 11' off the floor & it moves a lot of air on medium & high settings.

canuk
Re: Ceiling Fan
medrury wrote:

Wouldn't I still be able to feel air move right up next to the fan??/:confused:

Yes you should .... i can't see how you wouldn't feel any air moving while the blades are turning.

Like ed21 says the blades need to tilted and yes this will slow down the fan because of drag.

goldhiller
Re: Ceiling Fan

China.

Buy a quality fan.

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