To clean the blades, I needed to make a cleaning device that could reach the top and bottom of the blades.
Contrary to popular belief, you can use ceiling fans for both cooling and heating your body. Unlike heating and air conditioning systems, ceiling fans do not heat a home, and instead, they create a wind-chill effect by moving air in your home to cool your body. It heats your body by circulating warm air, essentially, the lighter moderate air rises, leaving the chilly air at the bottom. When you run your ceiling fan in winter, it pushes the warm air from the top level of your apartment to the lower levels to heat your body. When you combine a ceiling fan with a heating and air conditioning system, you achieve your heating and cooling needs quicker. The ceiling fan delivers instant heat and cooling effects to your body while the heating and air conditioning plan adjusts your home’s indoor temperature to reach your ideal temperature. I used this logic in our home, and it worked nice until I had our first child. Before then, I was oblivious to the low light produced by the fan. I was also not alive to the noise it produces as it moves air in our indoor space. The noise, in particular, distracted my child from sleep. Additionally, the fan was tough to clean. It was located high in our double wall house, for starters, which made it tough for me to reach it for cleaning. To clean the blades, I needed to make a cleaning device that could reach the top and bottom of the blades. I also had to use a ladder to reach the ceiling fan for cleaning. It felt like a lot of work. I consulted a heating and air conditioning worker who suggested that I uninstall the ceiling fans and replace our current heating and air conditioning plan with a mini-split system. He also suggested that I zone our apartment to ensure every room receives an adequate air conditioner.