How to Install a Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan keeps your home cool and comfortable. It’s a needed appliance even if you have an air conditioning system as it consumes less energy than an AC unit. This is why most people have a fan installed in each room of their house to use alternatively with their AC.

There are a few things to consider before a ceiling fan installation:

  • The room should have at least an eight-foot ceiling for the fan blades to remain at least eight inches under the ceiling and 18” away from the walls.
  • A 36 to 44-inch diameter fan is ideal for small 225 sq. foot rooms like the bedroom and office
  • A 52” or larger diameter fan is a better choice for larger rooms like kitchen and living areas
  • A fan with an Energy Star symbol as better because it reduces your electricity bills
  • Aesthetics is also important while shopping for a ceiling fan. So choose a fan with a colour or size that complements your room.
  • Don’t forget your budget

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Ceiling fan installation tips

  • Most people install a ceiling fan through an existing light fixture as long as the spot withstands the fan’s weight and the socket has sufficient electricity.
  • Switch off the power and breaker and then test the wires with a voltage meter to find out if they are okay.
  • Get the fan ready for installation by screwing the blades to the brackets.
  • Fan blades usually come with two different finishes on either side, so make sure all the blades face the same direction.
  • Attach the fan’s mounting bracket to the ceiling fan using the directions to see which side of the fan the wires should run on. Assemble the fan based on directions and hang it from the bracket that’s attached to the ceiling.
  • This should be done before attaching the blades as its difficult hoisting the fan up with the blades.
  • Next, attach the wires by twisting into a wire nut. Attach the neutral white wires in the ceiling to the white wire in the fan. Attach the green ground wire to both the ground wires in the ceiling and the black fan motor power wire to the black wire in the ceiling.
  • Leave some slack and snip away any extra wire with a wire cutter. Strip off about an inch of wire coating from all wires, twist the exposed regions together and then cover each connection with a wire nut.
  • Now slide the fan motor’s cover over the motor and secure it with its screws.
  • It’s now time to screw and attach the fan blades.

With the ceiling fan installation done, it’s now time to turn the power back on and enjoy the fan’s cool breeze.

Though installing a ceiling fan is a relatively easy job, it’s better to have it done by professionals like Quick Spark if you are not so confident about it or if there’s additional wiring work to be done.

Quick Spark is a reliable electrical service to call for all your residential, commercial and emergency electrical repairs. We are a team of friendly but highly qualified electricians who emphasize on customer satisfaction. Call us at 1300265751 for any other electrical services.

Stephanie Yao

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