Installing a ceiling fan requires that you carefully measure the height and angle of your ceiling and choose the proper mounting bracket. If you choose a fan with a slide-on bracket, leave the mounting bolts on the junction box. If you do not have such a bracket, you must thread the cable wire into the ceiling fan and secure it with the nuts that come with it. Before mounting the fan, check the height and angle of the ceiling and choose a suitable downrod. A sloped or steep angle ceiling will require a special downrod.
Before installing the fan, clean the room. Be sure to clean all surfaces to avoid getting injured. If you are installing the fan in an attic, make sure that the room is clutter-free. You need to work at a safe height so that you do not run the risk of missteps. You should also remove any loose items that may get in the way. Remember that your electrician will need to access the wiring and power supply to install the fan.
If you have an attic or a basement ceiling, make sure that you use a specially-rated electrical box. Otherwise, you will be unable to install a ceiling fan in such a location. If you have access to the ceiling box, make sure that it is properly wired. The fan wiring must connect with the light switch. Make sure that you test the wiring before installing the fan. If there is any chance that you may get electrical shock, contact a licensed electrician.
Once the downrod is attached, secure the fan with the help of a special bracket. Be sure to anchor the fan to the ceiling joists. Remember that your ceiling fan should be at least eight feet up from the floor. If you do not have a joist ceiling, make sure to install a special bracket between the joists. Remember that ceiling fans weigh up to 50 pounds, so make sure to purchase a fan that is compatible with it.
Ceiling fans come in many finishes. Many are reversible, and you can get Energy Star models that move air 20% more efficiently than standard fans. They are also often controlled with a wall switch or a remote control. You should also take time to research the ceiling fan’s installation instructions. They may vary based on the style and material of the ceiling in your home. If you want to choose a ceiling fan that is both attractive and functional, it is important to learn about the installation process.
Ceiling fans with remote controls cost approximately $1100. If you choose to install one yourself, the cost is between $150 and $300, and it is best to get a professional to install it. A professional installation may cost anywhere from $144 to $360, but a well-trained worker will install the remote for you. The cost of the installation process is worth the peace of mind that comes with knowing how to install a ceiling fan correctly.