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The Ultimate Ceiling Fan Quiz
by Staff
Who knew that a simple ceiling-mounted fan could be so economical, as well as decorative? Test your knowledge of this device that helps cool your home in summer and heat it in winter.

When was the ceiling fan invented?

  • 1880s
  • 1930s
  • 1960s

What is the price range should you expect when purchasing a basic ceiling fan?

  • $50 to $150
  • $150 to $300
  • $300 to $500

There are three major types of ceiling fans. Which of the following is NOT a ceiling fan type?

  • directional fan
  • windmill fan
  • hanging propeller fan

What are the essential components of a ceiling fan?

  • base, housing unit and blades
  • base, blades and lights
  • base, blades and accessories

Why do some ceiling fans have more blades than other ceiling fans?

  • It's purely aesthetic.
  • More blades make the fan more efficient.
  • Larger rooms require a fan with more blades.

What should you consider when choosing a ceiling fan for a room?

  • the floor covering in the room
  • the shape of the room
  • the overall size of the room

How complicated is the installation of a ceiling fan?

  • extremely complicated
  • moderately complicated
  • easy, not complicated at all

What is the downrod component of a ceiling fan?

  • It's the pull-string used to turn on the fan.
  • It's the component that houses the electrical wires of the fan.
  • It's a metal stick that brings the fan lower to the floor.

Why do you need a longer downrod length on your ceiling fan if you have a high ceiling?

  • for aesthetic reasons
  • for better air circulation
  • to comply with building codes

What is the purpose of a temporary ceiling fan hook?

  • It can help with wobbly or unbalanced ceiling fans.
  • It's used during the installation of a ceiling fan.
  • It's a safety mechanism to prevent a ceiling fan from falling.

How do you attach the electrical ceiling fan wires to the electrical house wires during installation?

  • Detailed instructions are required for this operation.
  • Use your best intuition, and test it out by turning on the electricity.
  • The colored ceiling fan wires need to be matched with the colored electrical wires.

Why does blowing air from the ceiling fan make you feel cooler?

  • It cools down the room.
  • It provides the illusion that you feel cool.
  • It cools down your body.

Why is a ceiling fan a more economical choice than an air conditioner?

  • Ceiling fans cost less than air conditioners.
  • Ceiling fans use less energy than air conditioners.
  • Ceiling fans cool you down faster than air conditioners.

What is the preferred ceiling fan rotation during the winter?

  • upward
  • downward
  • both upward and downward

What is the preferred ceiling fan rotation if you have high ceilings?

  • upward
  • downward
  • both upward and downward

Which of the following is NOT a good reason to clean your ceiling fan regularly?

  • to control the amount of dust in the room
  • to make the blades spin faster
  • to minimize damage done to fan parts by dust

How do you fix a wobbly or noisy ceiling fan?

  • Tighten all screws and bolts.
  • Dust the fan motor.
  • Disassemble and reassemble the fan.

What should you do if your ceiling fan is unbalanced?

  • Buy a new fan.
  • Install replacement blades or a balancing kit.
  • Dust the blades.

How do you stop a buzzing or humming sound coming from a new ceiling fan?

  • Replace the motor.
  • Dust the blades.
  • Run the fan for 24 hours.

If your fan is fully functioning but the air doesn't seem to circulate, what is likely the problem?

  • The motor is too small.
  • The fan blades are too small.
  • The fan is defective.