Posted on: June 22, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Ceiling Fans
Ceiling Fan Installation
Ceiling fan installation is the best thing you can do to keep air moving and to keep cool through the hot, humid weather. While installation is not the most complex electrical process, it is still important to complete process fully and follow safely and precisely.
If you are thinking of replacing an existing fan or putting a fan where an overhead light already is, ceiling fan installation is a breeze for a professional handyman or woman, However, if your new fan will need to be hard wired to the electrical system of your home this is something that must be left to trusted experts.
For some people who simply need information on putting the fan together and wiring, a video on installation of the ceiling fan is helpful. While ceiling fan installation may appear to be easy, there are times when it can go from a simple DIY home improvement project to a downright disaster.
A recent article on Cheatsheet Blog covered several of the best steps to take in what most would consider a moderately difficult ceiling fan installation. Keep in mind that every fan, home, room, and ceiling is different so even the best made plans will not fit every job.
A ceiling fan can brighten up a room, and cool it down at the same time. The extra air circulation makes a room fresh, and the aesthetic accent can certainly enhance an otherwise dull ceiling. One of the oldest ways to chill out, ceiling fans are a welcome addition to any room be it classic, country, or modern.
If you are thinking of replacing an existing fan or putting a fan where an overhead light already is, ceiling fan installation is a breeze for a professional handyman or woman. This is a common project for DIYers and can be done by homeowners that don’t necessarily have a lot of home improvement experience.
Most fans you purchase will come with instructions that include a step-by-step guide for putting up your fan where a light or old fan exists. If you purchase a fan used, it may be possible to find decent instructions online. Small ceiling fans are generally easy to mount. Larger fans that are very heavy will require extra support. Companies that manufacture large fans may recommend professional installation due to the complications inherent in fastening a heavy object to a ceiling.
Ceiling fan installation in a place where there wasn’t anything to begin with is a much more complex task. It is more difficult than simply putting in an overhead light. The process will demand knowledge in several different areas and should only be attempted by a professional or an experienced DIYer.
This situation will require not only basic carpentry skills but also knowledge of supports and anchoring. Additionally, and this is the hard part, this installation will include installing new wiring, which can cost about $1,330 on average. Many people aren’t entirely comfortable working with electricity, and for good reason. The process of putting new wiring in place is significantly more complicated than putting something where wiring already exists.
While ceiling fan installation is not for everyone, picking out the right ceiling fan can be done by anybody. The right fan will appeal to the individual’s aesthetic taste, but should also provide many years of comfortable service as well.
The motor of the ceiling fan is probably the most important thing to consider when purchasing. Look for fans that guarantee quiet operation and come with a warranty. There is a relationship between the pitch of the blades and the amount of air circulation that occurs. If one fan seems more expensive than another, it may have a more effective blade pitch and require a stronger motor (which is a good thing if you want more air movement). Also, check the amount of running speeds that a fan has, then compare it to the number of capacitors the fan has. If the fan has three speeds, it should have three capacitors, as well. A multi-speed fan with only one capacitor is a dead giveaway that the motor might not be of high quality.
One Begins To Consider The Cost Of Ceiling Fan Installation
At Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical, ceiling fan installation is one of the most popular services we provide in the Houston area. With us Ceiling fan installation is quite affordable and in most cases homeowner find that Ceiling Fan Installation save them time, frustration and money. Using a Houston Licensed Ceiling Fan Installer will ensure that your fan is properly mounted, and provides all the comforts and energy saving benefits you family deserves.
Calling in the experienced electricians at Root Electric to help with an exhaust or ceiling fan installation is always the safe, smart choice. Call Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning, & Electrical To Install Your New Ceiling Fan (713) 812-7070.
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