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10 Recommended 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 the gentle breeze. As you prepare to install the new ceiling fan, here are 10 basic tools to keep handy in your toolbox for any application. Having the right set of tools to install a ceiling fan guarantees a safe project and timely finish. Read Del Mar Fans & Lighting's guide on how to install a ceiling fan.

As temperatures drop during the fall and winter months, energy costs begin to rise just as steadily. Call it coincidence. Call it symbiotic. Call it what you will, but the additional energy used to heat a home can quickly add up to a hefty bill. Read our Del Mar Fans & Lighting’s guide to proper ceiling fan direction to see which direction your fan should be going and how ceiling fan direction can save you money on your energy bill.

A high speed wobbly ceiling fan will strike fear in the heart of anyone standing under it or even near it. An unbalanced fan could also end up with damage to the motor’s bearing and bushings. This could lead to an irritating unnecessary fan noise. Below we will teach you how to balance a ceiling fan and put an end to your wobbly woes. Don’t forget, anytime you work on ceiling fans be sure to turn the fan's power off at the breaker.

Del Mar Fans & Lighting Ceiling Fan Rating System

Many homeowners rely solely on style and price when choosing a ceiling fan; however, the most important qualities that form a fan are not visible. Del Mar Fans & Lighting uses industry knowledge and first-hand experience to identify the most important elements for selecting the best ceiling fan. We rate ceiling fans based on motor, airflow, design and efficiency. The grade or performance of each element determines the overall rating in stars with five stars being the best ceiling fan available.

Recessed Lighting Guide: How to Select Housing and Trim

Recessed lighting fixtures are light fixtures that are installed in the ceiling to provide task, accent, ambient, and wall washing lighting effects. They aren't as decorative or expensive as chandeliers or pendants, and aren't quite as complex as track lighting. However, recessed lighting can still be a difficult topic, as it requires knowledge of how your house was built. Del Mar Fans & Lighting can help you pick the right recessed fixtures for your room.

Del Mar Designs - Lighting Rating

There are many elements that come together in the process of creating light fixtures, and each one of these elements has a different level of quality from different manufacturers. At Del Mar Designs, we have a lighting review system based on the level of quality that the manufacturer puts into each element for each light fixture.

Buy Close to Ceiling Lighting That Matches Your Needs

Close to Ceiling Lights come in many finishes and designs, from basic (and copied) designs to close mount crystal lights. We have hundreds of different models to choose from, so follow our guide to help narrow your choices down to a more manageable selection.

Which Kind of Light Bulbs to Use?

High Pressure Sodium Bulbs have a 15,000 hour average life, suitable for hard to reach areas. Up to 85% less energy use than incandescent: low operating costs, high upfront costs on High Pressure Sodium light bulbs. HPS Lamps give off golden / white light - don't use near entryways.

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