We’re living in a remote control world today. It wasn’t that long ago that people actually got up from their chairs to change TV channels or records on the stereo. Now many children’s toys are attached to remotes so that they don’t have to actually get down on the floor to play with them if they don’t want. I even received a remote-controlled digital picture frame for Christmas.
However, I will admit that in many instances, remotes rolling code transmitter make life easier. One of the things I wish I had was remotes for the ceiling fans. Wouldn’t it be convenient to be able to change the speed and turn them on and off right from your easy chair?
The new remote-controlled ceiling fans are perfect for many people. For example, a person who has difficulty getting around can use the remote to alter the fan’s operation. If you’re in the middle of a chore, such as rocking the baby to sleep while wanting less air blowing on him and not wanting to get up for fear of waking him, you can just zap to get the amount of air you would prefer to have without hardly moving at all. If you have children that like to jump to reach fan pull cords, a remote is a way to put a stop to that behavior.
If you’re like I am and already have fans that didn’t come with remotes, you’ll be glad to know that there are universal remotes available that will work on any brand of fans. If you have name brand fans, such as Hunter, Hampton Bay, or Westinghouse, you can also find a selection of remotes made to go with the models you have.
Reading reviews of the remotes on Amazon.com shows a wide difference of opinion when it comes to how well ceiling fan remote controls work. One customer will say that they work well, and another will tell you that their unit quit working after only a year. However, with the low cost of replacing the remote with another unit, this shouldn’t be a major problem. If you keep reading, you’ll find that even the original remotes that came with the fans had this same shortcoming.