Ceiling fans use less than 100 watts on average when turned on at high speed. The actual number of watts used differs among ceiling fans depending on the size and number of blades, the brand and the type of motor.
To give some examples, one particular Westinghouse ceiling fan with 24-inch blades utilizes 31 watts. A ceiling fan with 52-inch blades of the same brand utilizes more energy at 58 watts. A fan of the Hunter brand with the same size blades, however, utilizes 87 watts. To find out the exact wattage of a unit, check the product label or manual.Learn More
Almost all ceiling fan switches use one of a few general wiring types. Most ceiling fans have four wires, and to install a switch, a voltmeter, a stepladder, a screwdriver, a paper clip and a switch are required.Full Answer >
Watts cannot be calculated using the number of volts alone. Amperage is required, too.Full Answer >
The average floor box fan uses 100 watts of electricity. A simple method for calculating the wattage of any electrical device is to multiply the amps times the volts. This information is usually found on the back of the appliance or on a tag affixed to the cord.Full Answer >
To wire a three-way switch system where two switches control the same receptacle, you need a few items, less than one hour of time and basic electrical know-how. First, you need two three-way switches, some three-wire cable with a ground wire, some two-wire cable with ground to go between the last switch and the receptacle, the two-wire cable attached to the circuit you are putting the receptacle on and the receptacle itself, in this case a light and fan.Full Answer >