Installing Ceiling Fans

Anyone can save by installing a ceiling fan. Some general installation guidelines to supplement instructions from the fan you buy.

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The 'how-to' of installing a ceiling fan


Ceiling fans are recommended to improve the ventilation in your living room or other household areas. Through time, ceiling fans have also evolved to become functional, and at the same time, decorative.


Some houses have beautiful ceiling fans that make up for a prettier interior. There are ceiling fans that are truly awesome. There are those that also function as lights or chandeliers.


Ceiling fans can also lower your energy bills, especially during summer. Instead of installing costly air conditioners, why not install ceiling fans at the most important areas of your home? The breeze ceiling fans create are as good, but their operations cost is much lower.


Preparing to install a ceiling fan


There are several preparational steps you should know about prior to the installation of a ceiling fan. Here are some of them:


o You should first check the clearance of the ceiling fan blades, or the height of the ceiling fan. Ideally, ceiling fans should be installed at least more than 10 feet from the floor. By ensuring there is ample space between the floor and the ceiling fan, you could help prevent accidents in the future.
o Make sure the ceiling fan's blades are at least a foot away from the ceiling. Again, doing so would help avoid accidents and ceiling fan operating distractions.


Installing the ceiling fan


After checking on the preliminary positioning and area where the ceiling fan would be installed, you're ready to proceed to finally install the equipment.


Installing a ceiling fan can be a simple task if you would only follow several simple procedures. You do not need to hire professionals and electricians to do so. It's impossible to give specific instructions for all the designs out there, they all come with instructions anyway. If you're wondering if it's a job you can handle, and haven't bought one yet, then the following guide should answer your questions:


1. The first step is to mechanically hang the fan:
a. Make sure the power of the ceiling fan is turned off.
b. Find the center of the area where the ceiling fan is to be placed.
c. Put the junction box into the area. Metal junction boxes give support platforms to the ceiling fans.


2. After mounting the ceiling fan to its place, you can now start assembling the fan. The ceiling fan comes with special manuals upon purchase. Read the instructions carefully and follow them religiously. Usually, those instructions come with diagrams for clearer guidance.

3. Mount the fan to the box. After that, it is done. You can now enjoy the cool breeze of your newly and self-installed ceiling fan.


Electrical requirements


As mentioned earlier. Some ceiling fans also come with lights. If you purchased such a ceiling fan, check the electrical requirements of both the fan and the light.


Make sure the circuit connected to the ceiling fan is not overloaded. If your ceiling fan is inclusive of lights, make sure the power capacity of the circuit where the overall unit is connected could support the electric requirements without hassle.


Also make sure any electrical connection is not faulty. That measure would help avoid fire any other electrical accident in the future. That's it, your ceiling fan installation is complete.


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