Installing Ceiling Fan in Homes

A ceiling fan is a great addition to any home. Not only does it provide a handsome look and a refreshing flow of air, but it can also save you energy year-round. During the winter, the fan pushes warm air down into the living areas. During the summer, it draws warm air upward and away. Many ceiling fans rely on a quite low-tech way of controlling the fan: a chain. And where there is a chain, there is eventually a broken chain.

A broken ceiling fan chain is a common problem. Even during normal use, the weak beaded metal pull chain can easily break with a moderate pull.

There are two types of ceiling fan chain breaks: external or internal to the fan housing. The first repair is simple and takes only a few minutes. The second repair is more involved and usually requires some disassembly.

External: When the ceiling fan chain breaks outside of the fan housing, it usually breaks somewhere at the mid-point. The break is visible and easily accessible. This kind of break can be repaired with an extension chain.

Internal: When the ceiling fan chain breaks inside of the fan housing, the entire visible portion of the chain has broken off, and the remaining chain has disappeared inside of the fan housing. This becomes a pull chain switch replacement project.

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