Managing any ceiling fan is quickly done when you have a remote controller, for the ceiling’s height can be too high for you to reach and operate manually. That is the reason why you need to use a remote controller. At times the remote controller can malfunction, and this can make you spend more money by purchasing a new remote controller, which is not suitable for you economically. Under such conditions, you need to learn to operate a ceiling fan manually without needing a remote controller.
You can do this by buying cheap and affordable products that are readily available at your local store. This whole budget cannot cost you more than $5, hence saving you more dollars, which you’d have spent by buying an entirely new remote.
Before we start this article, we must understand a ceiling fan’s features before we modify it to one that can be operated without a remote control.
Components of a Ceiling Fan
1. An electrical motor.
This is the piece that fortifies the rotating blades and bolts to the motor. Its essential role is to ensure that the fans are well balanced.
3. Blade arms
They connect the blades to the motor.
4. Ball and socket system
This system has a metallic hemisphere attached to it that allows the fan to rotate freely. It is usually helpful to dome-shaped ceilings.
5. J-Hook and Shackle clamp
This is a system for mounting the fan where the ceiling fan hangs on a metallic hook bolted onto the ceiling.
6. A switch housing
This is a plastic or metallic chamber attached beneath and in the middle of the fan’s motor. It hides the oil tank, which provides lubrication to the bearings. It also provides a suitable place to attach a light set.
7. A down-rod
A metallic tube that hangs the fan from the ceiling.
8. Switches turn the fan on and off and change the blade’s rotation speed.
It is can also be used to change the course at which the blades revolve. It controls the lamps that may be on the ceiling fan depending on the different fan models.
6 Steps on How to Turn on and off Ceiling Fan Without Remote
Tools and accessories needed:
-A domestic Ladder
-piece of paper
-A pull cord
-A pair of Pliers
Place the domestic ladder below the ceiling fan to enable you to reach the ceiling fan. Using the tape measure, measure the distance from where the pull switch on the ceiling fan’s housing starts to the ground. Note this reading down on a rough book or a diary.
Take another measurement of the distance from your feet up towards your neck using a tape measure. Indicate this down in the diary. Using a calculator, you have the height you took of yourself and minus it from the fan’s reading to the bottom. Again note this number down.
Using the final reading that you got after subtracting, buy a cord that is the same size as that reading.
Take on the end of the cord and press it to fit through the hook’s hole attached to the housing on the fan. Fix the thread onto the hook with a pair of pliers.
Take the other end of the cord and insert it inside a knob. Using a pair of pliers, press the knob’s sides so that the line remains fixed in the knob.
This step involves confirming the functionality of the process.
Start the motor in the housing of the ceiling fan by pulling the knob. To increase or decrease the rotating fan’s speed, you pull the knob again for the second time. To switch off the ceiling fan also, just turn the knob.
When you’ve decided to start using your ceiling fan manually without remote control, it’s essential to consider the site surrounding it.
Safety Precautions to Consider Include:
Ceiling fan technology has not advanced much until recently. It is because of the accessibility of energy-saving, remote-controlled direct current fans. Modifying your fan into one that suits your needs comes at a cheaper cost than buying a new and expensive one. Always ensure that safety is observed because your health comes first eventually. Read the instructions provided to you by the manufacturer. Some common ceiling fan manufacturers are; Hunter Fan Co, Emerson Electric, F.A Smith Co, Casablanca Fan Co.