An outdoor ceiling fan is a great addition to your home patio or deck. There’s the obvious benefit of cooling down your outdoor space so it’s comfortable in hot weather, but an outdoor ceiling fan is also an effective form of pest control. Fans keep flying insects at bay so you can enjoy a summer evening outdoors without swatting away mosquitos and gnats.
But as with all outdoor fixtures, you need to be mindful of the wear and tear that exposure to the elements can cause. High humidity, seasonal temperatures, and storms can render a ceiling fan inoperable. And the last thing you want to do is deal with ceiling fan repair or replace an expensive part when you’ve been saving money for that summer vacation. Fortunately, you can get home warranty coverage through Liberty Home Guard so you can ensure your outdoor ceiling fan and other appliances and systems in your home are covered.
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Is Outdoor Ceiling Fan Coverage Worth It?
Ceiling fans are more complex than one might think. There are electrical wiring, mechanical parts, and mounting hardware, all of which can develop issues. Most homeowners need to hire a trained professional to repair or replace a broken fan, which can result in a pricey bill. An outdoor ceiling fan warranty can protect you from those costs.
Let’s take a closer look at some common ceiling fan problems to learn why warranty coverage is a good investment.
- Unwanted noise. A noisy ceiling fan is very common. The type of noise you hear is a good indication of what is causing the problem. A rattle or buzz can mean a light fixture or piece of hardware is loose. A high-pitched whine or hum can indicate that the motor needs to be serviced or ball bearings lubricated. The average homeowner can ensure exposed screws and lightbulbs are tightly fitted, but internal fan problems usually require specialized knowledge.
- Flickering lights. Some homeowners find that the ceiling fan itself works, but the lights flicker or don’t turn on. If the problem persists even when bulbs have been swapped out, the issue could be due to a faulty light kit or damaged wiring. This almost certainly needs the attention of a professional electrician. It’s incredibly dangerous to fuss with electrical systems if you are not professionally trained. It’s also illegal in many states.
- Instability. Another common problem with fans is instability or wobbliness. If your fan appears lopsided or unlevel, there could be something wrong with its mounting hardware. There could also be a bent down rod, loose or damaged blade brackets, or loose screws. It’s helpful to get the input of a technician to determine if replacement parts are necessary.
- Inoperability. Finally, a ceiling fan may not operate as intended. If it gets stuck on one speed, it’s probably only in need of servicing. If it won’t even turn on, there could be an electrical problem or burned-out motor.
Maintain Your Home with Liberty Home Guard
As with all home appliances and systems, you can extend the life of your outdoor ceiling fan with a little preventive maintenance. It’s a good idea to make servicing your outdoor ceiling fan part of your summer home maintenance checklist. But problems can still arise for even the most attentive of homeowners.
Liberty Home Guard can provide you with an affordable warranty plan that is tailored to your needs. A comprehensive plan can give you peace of mind and save you money. Use our website for a free quote, or call us at (833)-544-8273.