When you’re looking at a Hunter outdoor ceiling fan, you need to take a number of things into consideration. The most important thing is to look at the natural climate of your fan. Keep in mind – this is an outdoor fan. It’s going to have to deal with all of the things that happen outside. You are sitting inside a lot of the time, so you don’t always know what is happening outdoors on your porch (or wherever you decide to mount the Hunter outdoor fan). The fan you install could have to deal with dampness, salt, rain; potentially even snow. So, what kind of fan makes sense?
Essentially, you’ll want to purchase a Hunter outdoor ceiling fan that can stand up to all of the outside weather conditions that mother nature can throw at it. If you install a Hunter fan that can’t stand up to the climate and weather, the fan will start to slow down, or may not operate properly at all. It’s hard to say what kind of problems the fan will run into if it’s not suited for the weather conditions.
Damp rated – for damp environments, but not necessarily wet environments
Salt rated – when living by the sea and having to deal with salt deposits
Wet rated – for rainy, wet climates where the fan is expected to deal with rain and water on a common basis
Hunter ceiling fans are known for their quality of construction, and reliability in the industry today. However, occasionally even the best ceiling fan may start showing wobbly blades. This means that you need to balance your fan. If the fan is left to rotate this way, it can cause damage to the fan. Plus it is also annoying. It’s important if you notice your fan starting to wobble, that you repair the issue. This will lead to better air efficiency and the fan will have a longer life span due to it.
1. Check the screws that attach the blades to the blade holders. Make sure the blades are tight in their mountings to prevent wobbling.
2. Check all the fan blades and wipe them all down with a damp rag. Removing dirt helps to balance the fan. Remove all the dust, dirt etc. and check if the fan still wobbles after.
3. Use a measuring tape to check the length from the tip of each fan blade, to the ceiling. All the blades should have the same measurement from the tip of the blade to the ceiling. If any are under or over the measurement from the others, then your blades might be bent slightly up or down at the blade holder. If the fan is still wobbling at this point, you will need to purchase a balancing kit.
4. Bring your fan balancing kit home and open it up. There should be a plastic clip-on weight and several metal weights which are stick-on. Find the middle point of the blade. Measure the blade, divide the span/length by 2. This is the middle. At the middle point, attach the clip-on weight. Turn the fan on. If the wobble gets worse, go to the next blade until the wobble stops. Once the wobble stops or becomes less you have found the blade that is unbalanced.
5. Use the clip-on weight to go up and down the unbalanced blade. When the wobble stops, you have found the source of the problem. Remove the plastic weight and attach a metal stick-on weight. The problem is resolved.Keep the weights somewhere safe in case another blade becomes unbalanced someday. Older fans have more chance of become unbalanced. If your blades are becoming unbalanced regularly, check your installation and ensure it is correct.
Keep the weights somewhere safe in case another blade becomes unbalanced someday. Older fans have more chance of become unbalanced. If your blades are becoming unbalanced regularly, check your installation and ensure it is correct.