Remote Control Ceiling Fans

Written by Liza Hartung
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How many of you have had that situation where you're lying on the couch, watching TV on a lazy weekend, and you find yourself a little warm? You think to yourself, "Oh, this would be so perfect if the fan was on, but I'm too comfortable to get up and flip the switch. I hope someone walks by soon so I can ask him or her to turn it on for me." Does this sound familiar?

Well, with technological advances in ceiling fan operation being as they are, you can now get a remote control for your fan. That's right, no more getting up and walking to the wall to turn on the fan. All you have to do is grab the remote and choose the speed you want. Many fan remote controls also control the lighting as well. You can not only turn the light on and off, but dim it as well.

Purchasing a Remote Control for Your Fan

Before you drive yourself to the store to buy a remote control, it's important to check the amps of your fan and the wattage of your lights. You'll have to get a control that works with those numbers. Different remotes will have different numbers of fan speeds. Get whichever one fits your budget and the kind of fan control you're looking for.

Some of the fancier remotes come with a LCD display. In addition, some remotes allow you to program your fan to slowly reduce speed over a period of time. This is great for sleeping at night. You don't need the fan on high because the outside air naturally cools off during the night. In addition, some remotes let you set the lights to automatically turn off after two hours.

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