About Ellington Fans: FAQs
We’ve provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about ceiling fans. If you have additional questions other than those below, please feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to provide you with answers.
Q: Just how far should a fan hang down from the ceiling?
A: For safety, the blades should be at least 7 feet above the floor. For cooling, it is most efficient to have the blades 9 feet above the floor.
Q: Can ceiling fans really help reduce energy costs?
A: Ceiling fans can reduce heating costs by reducing the load on heating equipment. When used in conjunction with your air conditioner, a ceiling fan can also lower energy costs by allowing you to set your air conditioner's thermostat at a higher temperature.
Q: What direction should the fan turn in the summer?
A: For the warm, summer months, the blades should be turning counter-clockwise.
Q: If you run ceiling fans in unoccupied rooms, will it help cool the entire house?
A: Ceiling fans do not lower the temperature in a room, they simply create a windchill effect. Using fans in vacant rooms can actually increase your costs due to the energy required to operate the fans. To keep costs down, they should only be operated in occupied rooms.
Q: Can a dimmer be installed with a fan?
A: No, dimmers are not compatible with ceiling fans.
Q: Can you purchase Ellington fans online?
A: Our products are available through various online retailers as well as at select locations across the country. Visit one of our many Retail Partners or use our Store Locator to find the dealer or retailer nearest you.