Installing a fan can help add an interior design element to any room, while also improving the performance of your air conditioning system. Replacing a ceiling fan is a task that can be handled by most homeowners, but if safety concerns or problems pop up during the task, calling a professional to help is always an option. If you are interested in beginning installation by yourself, read on to learn how to install a ceiling fan.
The first task in installing a fan is to cut the power within the area. Switching off the circuit for the select area is safer than just turning off the light switch, so make sure to find your breaker and flip the designated toggle. If you are replacing a fan, no structural changes should be necessary, but if you are upgrading from a light fixture, extra support may be necessary to bear the weight.
Removing the existing fixture is the next step in the process. Make sure that the electrical box and surrounding support beams are secure before beginning the process of adding your new fan.
If you don’t think that the electrical box or support beams in the area are up to the task of securely holding your new fan, it is important to have a professional come in and look at the structural and electrical needs of the area.
If structural support isn’t a problem, you can follow the installation steps provided by the fan’s manufacturer. Rudimentarily slinking the wiring through the fan and tightening the screws will hold the fan in place, giving you time to install the wiring while the fan hangs from the ceiling. Once the wiring is done, you can connect the blades and enjoy your new ceiling fan.
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