Installing a ceiling fan in your house is an excellent way to enhance the appearance, increase air circulation and subsequently reduce your electric bill.
Whether you are adding a new ceiling fan to an existing room or outdoor area, this step by step guide can show you how to install a it properly, and provide tips and safety considerations.
You do not have to be an expert to do it yourself, but you do need a good set of instructions that you follow exactly to get the best results. So take your time and read the instructions very carefully before getting started.
Before you begin the installation, you should identify any electrical wiring that is present, including any switches, wires or light fixtures. This information should be accessible through the owner’s manual or you can contact the manufacturer for this information.
Next you should assemble the canopy. Start by removing any hardware such as screws and mounting brackets from the fan blades. Pull the fabric canopy in from the ceiling, making sure that there is absolutely no debris hanging from the fan.
Attach the canopy to the ceiling by gluing the included canopy shade and securing it with two screws provided. Once the canopy is attached, secure the fan blades to the pole with the included screw. Ensure that the blades are aligned properly with the canopy.
The next step is to remove the electrical wires and plug in the new fan motor. Start by installing the wiring into the wall outlet with the appropriate terminal block and then insert the wires from the fan into the outlet.
You can use the same technique you used to attach the fan blades to the pole. If necessary, re-align the wires using electrical tape. Once all the wires are connected and firmly secured, you can then plug in the light fixture. Make sure the wires are correctly hooked onto the light fixture so that there is no danger of electrical shock.
Now that your fan is installed, you can enjoy cooling air throughout your room. Because of your efforts, you will find that this efficient system will greatly reduce your energy consumption during the summer months.
Home ceiling fans can also improve the atmosphere of your home. The movement of fans can help to reduce the level of dust and moisture in your house. This helps to make your place look more appealing.
And lastly, when deciding to buy a home ceiling fan, it is important that you buy one with a long life span so you can enjoy it for many years to come. Brands such as Hunter Douglas and KitchenAid make durable fans that will give you years of use and enjoyment.