A ceiling fan is a device which is suspended from the ceiling. This device is used for a cooling  or warming effect. This device has hub-mounted paddles which rotate at various speeds.

Ceiling fans currently use electric power to run; however, in the 1860’s, these fans were not powered by any kind of electric motor. The fans instead used a stream of running water with a turbine in order to drive a belt system where two-blade fans would turn.

With innovation over the years, new types of fans of a better quality came into existence. In today’s market, various types of fans of different shapes and sizes are available.

The basic purpose of any ceiling fan is to provide cool air but if reversed could have an opposite effect. n the summer the direction of the blades of the fan is so adjusted that the air blows in a downward direction. With the

In the summer the direction of the blades of the fan is so adjusted that the air blows in a downward direction. With the downward direction of air the users can experience quite a cooling effect.

Buildings in cold climates are generally heated. The cooler air sinks to the bottom while the warmer rises upwards towards the ceiling. The direction of the fan is such set that the airflow is in upward direction.

Following are the basic components if the fan:

* The electric motor is an essential component in the ceiling fans.

* The ceiling fan also consists of two to six blades which are also known as paddlers. These paddlers are available in various shapes and material and can be made of wood, MDF, metal or even plastic. A majority of the fans used in homes have four to five blades. The fans used in the industries or the offices have three blades. Fans used in commercial settings usually have three blades.

* Metal arms also known as the blades which are connected to the motor.

* A metal pipe known as downrod is used to connect the fan from the ceiling. These downrod comes in various sizes.

* Switches are also used in order to tune the fan on or off. Lamps may also be used in the ceiling fans.