Frequently Asked Questions about Ceiling Fans

The best fan size will depend on the size of your room. It is important you select a fan of an appropriate size so you aren’t paying too much to run it, but are also efficiently cooling the room down.
Fan sizes are given by the diameter of the fan, from the tip of one blade to the other. Most lounge rooms will be suited by 52” and 56” fans, and bedrooms with 48” and 52”.

There are a number of reasons your ceiling fan might shake:

  • Imbalanced fan blades or blade holders
  • Blades are misaligned
  • Excess dust accumulation
  • Loose blade holder mounting screws

If the problem is a simple unbalanced fan or the screws are just loose, this can be often be repaired by yourself. More complex problems will need an electrician to replace the fan for you.

Ceiling fans can make a number of noises which relate to their problem:

  • Humming – using a dimmer control to control fan speed; faulty remote; bad capacitors
  • Rattling – loose screws
  • Amplified fan noise – fan is mounted directly to ceiling joist
  • Sizzling – electric component is faulty

Especially when you hear sizzling, it is important you have a licensed electrician out to replace your ceiling fan and address any other potential causes of the sizzling noise.