Originally Posted by FryBoy
One night several months ago, in the dead of winter, the fan, which was off, made a strange noise and suddenly came on at full speed, scaring the holy living you-know-what out of us. I jumped out of bed, clutching my chest, and fiddled with the controls, eventually shutting it off with the master power switch. I turned the power back on and it immediately went to full speed, then died completely.
We have them in MBR and FR and whenever the power goes back on after an outage (which happened more times this past year than I can count) they come on full blast with the lights on high! Talk about a wake-up call! It's like a Gale in a spotlight!
We only have them on when we are in the room.