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“I walked in the store in 1987 and walked out with a part-time job. Three years later, my husband and I bought two of the stores. Eventually, we bought the third store from the previous owner, and in 1999, we opened a fourth store. We consider our website our fifth ‘location,’ giving our customers one more place where they can find us,” Jeanie Betancourt.
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As of January 2018, California home and business inspections will not pass unless all installed appliances are Title 20 listed. Manufacturers can no longer sell or ship non-Title 20 appliances to California residents.
What is Title 20
Title 20 is part of the Appliance Efficiency Regulation and California Code of Regulations that requires manufacturer certification of “self-contained” lighting control devices in California. “Self-contained” lighting control devices are defined as discrete lighting control devices that can perform their designed function without the requirement of being connected to additional devices.
Common devices that may fall under the category of “Self-contained” include:
• Self-contained Automatic Daylighting Controls
• Line powered Occupancy Sensors
• Line power Vacancy Sensors
How to find a list of Title 20 Ceiling Fan products
Manufacturers self-certify products to meet the Title 20 requirements outlined on the California Energy Commission (CEC) web site. The manufacturer also must provide a declaration that the information about the products is accurate for the submitted products. The CEC reviews each submission and supports an online database to find the list of approved Title 20 products by manufacturer or technology type. Approved self-contained Title 20 products can be found on the CEC Appliance Effieciency Database.
TITLE 20 LISTED CEILING FAN PRODUCT DATABASE https://cacertappliances.energy.ca.gov/Pages/ApplianceSearch.aspx
California Residents or Businesses:
When buying ceiling fans or lighting, be sure you select the Title 20 version/SKU of the product, if required. With some brands, compliant and non-compliant Title 20 products are priced differently.
SIDS is one of the leading causes of death among infants one month through one year of age in the United States, claiming the lives of almost 2,500 infants in the US each year - nearly 7 babies every day. (1) SIDS deaths occur unexpectedly and quickly to apparently healthy infants, usually during periods of sleep.
Although the cause of SIDS is still unknown, one theory thought to cause SIDS is the rebreathing of built up exhaled carbon dioxide around the infant’s nose and mouth.
De-Kun Li, MD, PhD, MPH, a senior research scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, set out to test whether increasing the ventilation in infant’s rooms would decrease SIDS risk.
The study found that the use of a ceiling fan in an infant’s room reduced the risk of SIDS by 72%, compared to rooms without a ceiling fan. (2)
The study also found that opening a window in an infant's room reduced the risk of SIDS by 36% compared to babies who slept in a room with closed windows, though this connection was not statistically significant, according to the researchers.
The Healthy Child Care of America (HCCA) Back to Sleep Campaign launched in 1994 has reached the masses of the relation to reduced SIDS risk and putting infants to sleep on their backs, but “the relation between room ventilation and reduced SIDS risk has received little attention,” the study reports.
“If parents wanted to do more to reduce the baby’s SIDS risk, they can add a fan,’’ Dr. Li said.
(1) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
(2) The study can be found in the October 2008 issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=380273#RESULTS
*For more installation tips and ceiling fan replacement parts, visit Fandiego.com. One of the most common questions people have about ceiling fans is how to go about installing them. Before installing a ceiling fan it is important to know the step by step process of precautions and instructions of how to install your ceiling fan yourself. Our ceiling fan installation process provides clear instructions on how to do it yourself even if you aren’t a home improvement expert. First step to installing your ceiling fan is checking that your junction box is “ceiling fan rated” to ensure it can hold the fan properly. Make sure you turn off your power in your home for your own safety before doing any electrical work. This post is going to assume that you have a fan rated junction box that is properly anchored to a stud or appropriate support. Start with the blade assembly. Attach the blades to the blade irons and then the blade irons to the motor housing. This part of the assembly can be a little challenging because the parts are a little awkward. Here’s a little trick to make the assembly a little easier. After you have removed the Styrofoam support that held the motor in place in the box and removed the motor, turn the Styrofoam upside down (so the motor sits into it) and place it back into the box. Now, place the motor housing in the Styrofoam so the bottom of the fan is facing you. This little makeshift “cradle” will hold the fan in place while you attach the fan blades to the motor. I know some of you have seen the picture with the guy on the ladder putting the blades on the fan – but trust me, this way is much more efficient and you will cut your ladder time down to a third. Once you have attached the blades, flip the fan over in your makeshift fan stand so that it is sitting with the blades on the box. Now, attach the down rod, cut the wires to the appropriate length and connect your remote control receiver if you have one. If your fan has a light kit, flip the fan back over on your makeshift fan stand so the down rod is going into the Styrofoam and the blades are facing you again. Attach your light kit. Now, you have a full assembled fan. Time to climb the ladder and attach the mounting bracket to your junction box. Once this is done, you can carry the fan up the ladder (most fans are between 15 and 25lbs ) and set the entire, assemble fan into the mounting bracket. Make your electrical connections and secure your canopy and you are done. Your total time on the ladder could be as little at two minutes and possibly up to ten if you run into a few challenges. If you are installing a new fan that has come with a remote or wall remote system, take the time to read the steps that are necessary to sync the fan with its controls to ensure proper operation.