Ceiling fans have been around for many years, and most developed nations played a role in their design and development. Punkah the first noted ceiling fan was invented in India in the early 17th century. This ceiling fan was fashioned out of palm fronds and manually controlled since electricity hasnt been found nor utilized at that time.
In 1882, Philip Diehl, a German-American man, who worked for Singer Company, attached blades to an electric motor adapted from the Singer sewing machines and mounted the appliance on a ceiling. He did not stop there but continued working on the design until he gave the world a ceiling-mounted fan had featured a light unit attached. Diehls electric ceiling fans were installed initially in factories to keep workers and products cool. These fans later found their way into offices, restaurants, and other larger spaces before they were installed in homes of the wealthy.
Its worth mentioning that earlier that same year, Schuyler Skaats Wheeler, an American engineer had invented a fan that was powered by an electric motor but the fan was not a ceiling mounted model. Wheeler based his invention on the ideas of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. The fan he constructed had two blades and was powered by an electric motor.
In the 1950s, the introduction of air conditioners into the United States temporarily halted the popularity of electric ceiling-mounted fans. But that never stopped fan manufacturers from improving the design of ceiling fans. When the energy crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s struck, people needed a system that consumes less energy than the air conditioning unit. Ceiling fans saw great success during this time as new models that stands for energy conservation were introduced into the market. Some of these fans also featured a design that made them make them produce less sound.
Since the 1980s, ceiling fans have undergone many modifications and transformations. Now, ceiling fans are not only energy-efficient but are also equipped with remote control and more decorative value. They also take up less space compared to air conditioners, making them an ideal option for cramped up spaces. Though air conditioning systems provide better cooling than ceiling-mounted fans, ceiling fans are still in use in the United States, and most especially in many other parts of the world.
Though theres been a decline in the installation of ceiling fans, they are not completely out of style yet. We still have interior designers who incorporate them into home designs. Even more so, many homeowners still cool and decorate their interior living spaces with modern, energy-efficient, and stylish ceiling fans.
If you happen to be one of those looking to update their living spaces with ceiling fans, the expert electricians at Neighborhood Electric will be glad to handle your ceiling fan installation. In case you have a troublesome ceiling fan that wont stop making noise, wobbling, or has stopped working, call us for fixing or replacement. Our experts are qualified to carry out ceiling fan replacement, repairs, and installation. Find out more about our ceiling fans and other electrical services today by contacting us at Neighborhood Electric.