A DIY Guide To Wall Fan Installation And Maintenance

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If you are tired of living in an enclosed room with overpowering air conditioning, you can work on a DIY project to get your home’s air quality back on course. Replacing your old aircon with an inexpensive and compact wall fan might be just what you need to combat Singapore’s hot and humid weather. Since installing a wall fan is quite simple, you can do it by yourself. All you have to do is to select a wall fan of your choice, then follow some tips to get one running smoothly.

 

1. Identify The Location To Install The Wall Fan

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One of the pros of installing a wall fan for your household is that it saves space. Additionally, choosing the right size is something that you need to know about your wall fan so that it fits well in the location you intend to have it installed.

Take note that the air movement created by a wall fan will vary, depending on the fan’s specifications, so plan to measure your room before you begin. Before purchasing a wall fan, it is recommended that you follow some tips for selecting the best wall mounted fan for your home.

Next, remember to take into account where the electrical outlet(s) will be located. If you have followed this and identified a suitable location, you are ready to begin your project! After the fan, switch, and electrical outlet(s) have been selected, you can proceed with the installation process. The recommended height to install your wall fan is between 1.6m to 1.8m from the ground. Most wall fans have a receptacle for a power cord that can be attached at the top of the unit.

 

2. Assemble Wall Fan Properly

The fan may be assembled by screwing the casing onto the bracket, then attaching the blade-cover. Some fans have “click” assemblies that don’t allow for screws. The blades should be secured by screws through the holes in the center of each blade.

 

3. Attach Front Guard

Although not absolutely necessary, a fan guard can be attached to both the front and back of the casing if your fan allows for it. The guard is simply screwed to the back of the case using the holes provided on the right-hand side. If you do not have those holes on your fan, a small screwdriver may be used to make them.

 

4. Installing The Wall Fan Bracket

 

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As compared to a ceiling fan, a wall fan installation is fairly simple to do. The first step in your wall fan installation is to attach the bracket to the casing of your fan. The bracket comes with three holes: two for mounting screws, and one for a ground wire. The bracket includes one hole that is not used. It can be used as a hole for covering the power cord or another wiring function, but it is best not to screw anything into it until you have determined what you are going to do with it.

If the electrical outlet(s) you will be using already exist, you can screw the bracket directly to the wall. However, if you do not plan to install an outlet when running the power cord (or if you want to use existing outlets in another room), you may need to mount the bracket with hanging wire or chain. You can attach a bracket to a stud behind or above your wall, without worrying about anything falling down on your fan if it collides with an object.

Most people think that it is important to engage a professional to install a ceiling fan for safety reasons, but prefer to install a wall fan by themselves. However, a wall fan can also fall if the fan bracket is not installed properly. Hence, if you are unsure about how to install a wall fan bracket, it is advisable to engage professionals who will get the job done well and give you peace of mind.

 

5. Install The Wall Fan Close To A Power Outlet

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You should make sure to use a short power cord and keep the length of it to less than 13cm. The longer the power cord, the more electricity is drawn from your wall outlet and the slower your fan will run. By installing your fan close to a power outlet, this should not be a problem. Did you know that most fans will not run while plugged into a single shared outlet as it heats up too much inside? You will need to ensure that you have ample outlets available in other parts of your home.

 

6. Add Another Wall Fan For Larger Rooms

One of the things to consider when installing a wall fan is room size. If in doubt, you can add another wall fan to a larger room. You can use two sets of screws to attach the brackets and case two fans side by side. Adding an extender allows you to mount the fan sets and helps increase the airflow as well. Make sure your extender is long enough for both sets of brackets to rest comfortably on the housing when installed.

 

Wall Fan Maintenance Practices

There are some important things to keep in mind when maintaining your wall fan.

1. Unplug The Fan Before Cleaning

It is important to unplug your wall fan first before you start cleaning it. If the fan can be easily removed from the wall, detach it from the bracket to clean. However, if it hard to detach, you may want to use a chair or ladder to reach the fan height for cleaning.

2. Keep Your Wall Fan Clean

Your fan accumulates dirt and dust like any other piece of fixture in your home. Spraying it down with a water hose will help remove dirt and ensure that air is able to flow freely across the blades.

3. Remove the Top Grill Of The Fan

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You should always remove the grill from the top of your fan. This is because dust and dirt can accumulate on it and fall into the blades of your fan when dust particles are stirred up. This usually happens when you clean it with a water hose.

4. Clean Your Wall Fan’s Blades

A reason why wall fans are popular in Singapore is because they are fairly easy to clean. You should clean your fan’s blades at least once a week to ensure that they are running well. Use a soft hairbrush to do so, and never use detergents or chemicals, as these could damage them.

5. Don’t Use Metal Objects That Will Get Stuck In The Blades

Do not use metal objects that will get stuck on the blades. This can damage the blades, leaving it looking dull and dirty.

 

Conclusion

If you want to cool your room without using aircon, you can choose to install a wall fan. Besides being a fairly affordable option and compact in size, it is also easy to install by yourself. However, if you encounter difficulties, it is advisable to engage professionals such as Ceiling Fan City Singapore to help you with the installation. With an experienced team of electricians and the right tools and equipment, your wall fan will be installed properly and safely.

 

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