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My outdoor ceiling fan doesn't seem to "blow" the air down low enough so that I can feel the coolness?

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  • petiepalaza Apr 28, 2010

    Ok, my fan was installed on a slanted ceiling so that one side the "blades" are 4" from ceiling and the other side approximately 14" from ceiling. Do you think it's too high?

  • petiepalaza Apr 28, 2010

    SO WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST - HOW FAR DOWN SHOULD IT BE FROM THE CEILING? ANOTHER FOOT? DOES THE FACT THAT IT'S ON A SLOPING CEILING HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT NOT BLOWING AIR?

  • petiepalaza Apr 28, 2010

    I'm not sure if this got sent. Should I move the fan down to a foot below the ceiling and then on the top slanted part it will be two feet from ceiling. Does the slanting of the ceiling have anything to do with the way the air is not flowing right?

  • petiepalaza Apr 29, 2010

    Ok, first I live in Belize so weather is hot and humid. Next my porch size is approx 7'x18'. I have a 52" fan (westinghouse Verandah Breeze78092 - pretty much all the island had).



    My blades are on properly, my ceiling is slanted (approx. 10' down to 7.5'), I only have clearance on one side of 4" so I will put a 12" extention to lower fan to get better air circulation - yes? This is my next step OR do you think the fan I purchased is not appropriate for my conditions and if so, what do you recommend. Living in a foreign country the choices are few.

  • petiepalaza Apr 29, 2010

    You're not answering my questions?: What about the fan itself?

  • petiepalaza Apr 29, 2010

    I am going to lower the fan but will not be able to have this done til next week so I will not sign off on this problem.

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Hi,i think the problem is from the motor of your ceiling fan,the motor is not producing enough torque(force that drives the blade) of your ceiling fan,the higher the torque,the lower the blown air travels down enough for the coolness to be felt. However the motor needs to be replaced,this is the lasting solution to your problem.
Alternatively,as a temporary solution you might replace the pipe rod that hangs the fan from the ceiling,with a longer pipe rod,which can be purchased from any electrical parts shop in your area.


Thanks and take care

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Most ceiling fans have a direction switch on the motor that enables the consumer to reverse the direction of rotation on the fan. In one direction, the fan will pull air up from the floor. Reversed, it blows air down. You may want to verify the set up on your fan motor to see if the direction switch is in the correct position.

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Most ceiling fans are equipped with a switch that reverses the direction of the blades. In the winter time, the recommended direction is to have the flow of air go upward where it captures the heat collected at the ceiling and moves it downward along the walls to minimize the breezy cooling affect. In the summertime, the recommended direction is to have the flow of air go downward to create a breezy cooling affect.
Ensure the air is blowing down. If it still does not seem to be blowing hard enough, it could be that you need a larger fan or a longer downrod depending on the size of your room and heighth of your ceiling. Click HERE for a website that has an array of information on ceiling fans to include sizing ceiling fans and downrods for your room.
I hope you find this information to be very helpful to you moving forward. :-)

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  • laura Newman Apr 29, 2010

    The size of the rod and the fan will depend on the size of your room and the heighth of your ceiling. The website will help you make that determination; however, if you prefer, I can offer suggestions once I receive your information on the dimensions of your room. :-)

  • laura Newman Apr 29, 2010

    Yes, lowering the fan will improve the circulation. :-)

  • laura Newman Apr 29, 2010

    52" fan is appropriate for a room up to 485 sq ft.

    If the porch is open or partially open, you will need to be in close proximity of the fan to feel the breeze. In other words, you may not feel the breeze on the other end of the porch. Most open-type porches in hot/humid climates use multiple fans across the length of the porch.

    I hope this is helpful to you. I look forward to hearing back from you. :-)

  • laura Newman Apr 29, 2010

    Click http://www.ylighting.com/lib/ylighting/M..." target="_blank" rel="nofollow" >HERE for an alternative ceiling fan that should work well for offering a breezy cooling affect on your porch.



    Also, here are some pictures I collected of ceiling fans installed on Southern Porches where it's hot and humid:












    I hope this is helpful. When choosing ceiling fans there are so many considerations........performance of course, but also cost and style. :-)

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The amount of air a fan can blow is determined by how much air it has to pull. The closer the fan is to the ceiling the less air is available. You may need to get an extension to put between the ceiling and the fan. It's a hollow rod. You can get them a places like Lowes.

Another possible problem with outdoor fans is that the high humidity can cause the blades to warp and not have the proper shape and angle to move the air. Metal blades would be the best for outdoors.

Make sure the fan is turning the correct direction to blow down.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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    Charles T Nevin Apr 28, 2010

    Yes, four inches is a little too close. Every inch you can get without being in danger of the blade hitting anyone will help. Every little bit will give you more air to pull.

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    Charles T Nevin Apr 29, 2010

    I think the extension will take care of your problem. Good luck.

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