A well-functioning ceiling fan can make a significant difference in your home’s aesthetic & most importantly comfort. Ceiling fans help you save energy by reducing the amount of time you spend running your air conditioner because they circulate the air in your home and produce a light breeze. On the other hand, a  faulty or ineffective ceiling fan can be a real pain to deal with as it not only ruins your room’s aesthetic but also makes it difficult to survive the heat. And when maintenance concerns are not addressed, they can pose a threat to you & your family’s safety and possibly result in costly repairs. That’s why we at Albirco have made a list of factors you need to know for how long ceiling fans last and how to identify if they need to be replaced. 


Understand how long do ceiling fans last

Most ceiling fans are expected to function efficiently for a maximum of ten years, but how long yours will last is determined by the frequency of your use. Homeowners who rely heavily on their ceiling fan to remain cool during the summer can anticipate replacing or at the very least maintaining their fan by the end of the decade. 

However, if you notice that your fan is getting quite shaky it indicates a problem with the interior installation. Your blades could be out of balance, which is a relatively simple problem, or you could be dealing with a more significant problem for which you need to consult with an expert. 


You can hear Buzzing or squeaking noises

If your ceiling fan is in good working order, it should spin quietly without creating a lot of noise. Certain quiet and steady noises are characteristic of every fan, but strange, loud, or unpleasant noises could indicate a problem.

Any form of loud buzzing, squeaking, or thumps and creaking must be taken seriously as they could pose a threat. They could indicate that your fan is badly wired or poorly manufactured, and it will need to be removed to assess whether or not there is a more significant wiring problem. 


Your fan takes time to turn on or off.

If your ceiling fan isn’t reacting instantly when you press the on/off switch, there’s a good chance it’s due to an electrical problem. The motor in your ceiling fan could be dead, or there could be a more serious internal wiring problem. It’s very important to deal with them as it can lead to short circuits & fire as well. To establish the reason for this problem and whether you need to replace or repair your ceiling fan, you can contact one of Albirco’s skilled electrical technicians with years of experience in ceiling fan repair services. 


Speed seems to be decreasing

Your fan must’ve had three distinct settings (slow, medium, and fast) when you first bought it & all three must be working at different speeds initially? However have you noticed that they’re all running at around the same speed currently, and even the fast setting seems to be a bit slow? Well, you need to consult a technician immediately as reduced ceiling fan speeds could indicate that your motor is deteriorating, that there are loose cables, or you need a new ceiling fan. 

Issues reoccur even after fixes

If your ceiling fan continues to wobble despite being adjusted or makes strange noises despite being checked, it’s high time for you to replace it. Repairs and tune-ups can help extend the life of a ceiling fan, but even they will fail if your ceiling fan is nearing the end of its useful life. So don’t keep wasting money on minor ceiling fan repairs when a ceiling fan replacement could save you money & time in the long term. 


Your ceiling fan is no longer attractive.

Since a ceiling fan can be the main focus in your room & it should match your décor. Like anything else, Ceiling fans go out of trend over time. Ceiling fans are practical and necessary fixtures, and it’s crucial to replace them when not functioning appropriately. Whether your present ceiling fan is not working or it’s simply time for a change, upgrading them can have an impact on the look and feel of your house.


That’s why we at Albirco offer a large selection of indoor and ceiling fans from well-known brands like Usha & Metro in trendy finishes like nickel and bronze. We have the widest collection of ceiling fans for you to select the ideal design for your home, whether you desire a more decorative design, sleek or minimalist look.

So what are you waiting for? Click here to book an inquiry today & get in touch with one of our professionals to help you with fan replacement and can provide trustworthy advice on your fan up-gradation.