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Install a Ceiling Fan
How to Install a Ceiling Fan
Installing a ceiling fan is a thrifty way to reduce your energy bills without sacrificing comfort. A fan installation is a perfect weekend project...
Cost Effective Lighting
Cost Effective Lighting
In most houses, lights get turned on and off quite frequently, especially if you have children. A lot of parents deal with the bedtime light war when their children...


Reverse a Ceiling Fan
How to Reverse a Ceiling Fan
As temperatures drop during the fall and winter months, energy costs rise just as steadily. Call it coincidence. Call it symbiotic. Call it what you...
Home Lighting Design
Lighting Design for the Home
Have you ever thought about the fact that people used to live in the dark? Most people think of this when they've moved into a new home or apartment with...


Ceiling Fan Types
Types of Ceiling Fans
From aviation-themed to Tuscan-inspired, fans come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. Choosing the right fan for your home...
Light Bulb Recycling Program
Westinghouse Bulb Recycling
Earth Day, which took place Monday, April 22nd, is a global initiative to increase environmental awareness and preserve our natural resources. And more then...


Downrod Length
What Size Downrod to Buy?
A ceiling fan downrod is a metal pipe that connects the motor housing to the mounting hardware, stabilizing the ceiling fan and reducing the...
Incandescent Light Bulbs
Incandescent Bulb Controversy
Most children like to sleep with multiple sources of light; a bright incandescent light bulb from a half-open closet, the dim glow of a flower-shaped silicone night...


Choosing an Outdoor Fan
Choosing an Outdoor Fan
What is better than sitting on your porch swing with a cold glass of smooth iced tea? Swinging on your porch sipping cold iced tea under...
Different Types of Lighting
Types of Lighting
While designing a lighting scheme for your space make sure to consider all your options. With so many different types of lighting, it can get a little...


Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting
Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting
Over the years, we've experienced our fair share of ceiling fan troubles and want to share what we've learned along the way....
Tips to Avoid Fires In Your Home
Fire Safety Tips
According to FEMA, electrical fires end the lives of roughly 280 Americans each year, while injuring 1,000 more. The causes of these fires range...


Blade Balancing Kit
How to Balance a Ceiling Fan
A high speed wobbly ceiling fan will strike fear in the heart of anyone standing under it or even near it. An unblanced fan could also end up...
Tips to Avoid Fires In Your Home
Light Pollution Uncovered
As many homeowners, you are taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint at home. You dutifully recycle glass, metal, paper, and plastic waste each...


Ceiling Fan Installation Tools
Tools to Install a Ceiling Fan
You have purchased the perfect ceiling fan - the right size, style, and finish, and are looking forward to basking under its gentle breeze...
Energy Efficient Lighting
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Facts
According to EnergyStar, more than 70 percent of sockets in America still contain the old inefficient incandescent light bulbs. They've challenged..
Best Size Ceiling Fan
What Size Fan Do I Need?
Small ceiling fans for small rooms and large ceiling fans for large rooms, or so they say. While this may sound like ancient proverb, choosing the...
Light Bulb History
History of the Light Bulb
The electric light bulb has been called the most important invention since man-made fire. The light bulb helped to establish social order after...


Buy a Ceiling Fan
How to Buy a Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are often purchased solely on one factor (cost, style, color, etc.), and little consideration is given to the many other important...
Future LED Light Bulbs
Future LED Light Bulbs
Light-emitting diode (LED) technology is advancing rapidly, leaving other energy-efficient lighting technology in the dust. Future LED bulbs will cost...


Ceiling Fan Direction
Proper Ceiling Fan Direction
Ceiling fans are often regarded as a summertime staple, but did you know a ceiling fan also comes in handy during the fall and winter...


Remote Frequency
Changing Remote Frequency
Is your ceiling fan turning on and off on its own, even when your're not in the room? Don't call the Ghost Busters just yet. Most ceiling fan...


Calculating Slope
Calculate Ceiling Slope
A sloped ceiling makes a strong architectural statement in a home, but mounting a ceiling fan on an angled ceiling requires more than...


Emerson Configurator
Custom Emerson Fans
It's no secret that we have specific ideas about how we want Emerson fans to look. For example, when our daughters started...


Custom Casablanca Configurator
Custom Casablanca Fans
The Casablanca Fan Company has defined sophistication, performance, and efficiency for nearly 40 years. Founded by Burton A. Burton in...


DC Motors
How DC Motors Work
Before we knew any better, AC and DC meant very different things to us than they do now. AC was a Florida summertime staple used to keep...


How to Clean a Ceiling Fan
How to Clean a Ceiling Fan
Keeping your ceiling fan clean and dust free is very important. Not only does this ensure a long life for your fan, but it also makes the air in...


Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling
Efficient Heating and Cooling
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) averages most families spend roughly $1,900 a year on electricity. The bulk of that comes...