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I’m afraid I have to preface this blog entry with the usual disclaimer that before starting any electrical work you should ensure you have ‘all pole disconnection’ from the unit you are working on. I should also say that if you are unsure about anything to do with wiring and electrical work in general then consult a qualified electrician.
I’m not saying this because connecting a ceiling fan to a lighting circuit is difficult, it’s not, it’s just that when someone does something stupid then they tend to want to blame someone else. All I’m saying is that if you are that sort of person then don’t use this guide. Fantasia Ceiling Fans won’t be responsible for any loss, damage or anything else resulting from this blog entry.
Right, now down to the questions you may have :
Q. Does a Fantasia Ceiling Fan use the standard lighting circuit?
Q. Do I need to run the fan from a fused spur?
A. That would be recommended but not essential
Q. Can I control the fan and light separately?
A. This is a question that always makes me laugh. Do you really think that you could only have the light on when the fan is on and vice versa? Do you think that would be a good product? No it wouldn’t and therefore all Fantasia Fans have independently controllable fan and light functions.
Q. Can I control the fan from the permanent live and the light from the switched live
A. Yes, this is an option and some people do it but we prefer to only use the switched live for isolation purposes.
Q. Are fan lights dimmable
A. If the fan comes with a remote control or wall control then the answer is yes. If the fan light just has a pull cord then the light will just have on/off functionality.
More tech help is available on our website or by phone on 01959 564440
Q. Is it possible to change the blades on a ceiling fan. I want to order the Pewter Viper but would prefer the Silver Blade Option
A. Yes this is perfectly possible. One of the many excellent features of a Fantasia fan is that you can change the blades within the range. This means that you could have white blades on a Chrome Mayfair or gloss black blades on a White Mayfair if you wish.
For a full run-down of which blades are available for which fan please see below. If you need more information then call our sales office on 01959 564440. Click on the image below to get a larger version or click here to have a paper catalogue posted to you.
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Another ceiling fan question answered.Q. I know that you recommend that ceiling fans are fitted to a ceiling joist. I have just had a new conservatory fitted and I now want to install my Fantasia Fan. The ridge section of my conservatory is Aluminum covered with white plastic. What’s the best way to fit a ceiling fan? A. A lot of Fantasia Fans are purchased for fitting in a conservatory as they are ideal for that environment. However, a conservatory ridge section is a complicated thing (see slideshow below). In many cases you will need more than 2 fixings to make it secure. For this reason Fantasia has developed the Big Strip Fastener (see slideshow below) in order to allow for many more fixing with self tapping screws. If you are having a new conservatory fitted than ask you’re installer if you need a Big Strip Fastener. If you need any other technical advice then don’t hesitate to call us on 01959 564440 or check out our technical section on our website www.fantasaiceilingfans.com
Does the Fantasia Low Energy range of ceiling fans have any other benefits apart from saving power?
The Fantasia range of low energy ceiling fans (Alpha, Delta, Omega) have a number of benefits. As mentioned, these ceiling fans use less power than traditional fans. This is because they have DC (rather than AC) motors which use approximately 60% less power. However, installing a DC motor in a ceiling fan brings added benefit in terms of control. A standard Fantasia ceiling fan has 3 forward and 3 reverse speeds, the low energy range of ceiling fans operates with 6 speeds in forward and 6 in reverse. This means much more control over the level of breeze you require. Also the reverse function of the fan is on the remote control handset rather than on the ceiling fan motor itself.
Natural Breeze – Added to the speed features is a new function called ‘natural breeze’. This setting on the remote control make the fan pulse, speeding up & then slowing down to create a natural breeze effect.
As you can see, the low energy range of ceiling fans from Fantasia does a lot more than conserve power.
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