Winter means snow, and snow means shoveling. Invest in a plastic shovel because metal is a lot heavier. Choose a shovel with a curved handle to improve flexibility. Pick a shovel with a deep bucket so that it will hold a lot of snow. Place one hand near the base of the shovel with the other grasping the handle while lifting snow. Spray the bucket with a lubricant, such as Pam cooking spray, to help snow slide off easier.
The most important part of a ceiling fan is its motor. High-end brands usually have the most energy-efficient, well-designed motors, with die cast motor housings. Don’t buy a multi-speed fan with only one capacitor inside its motor. A quality fan able to handle three speeds should have at least three capacitors.