Installing A Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are fairly easy to install, and can really cool off a room. They will cut your cooling bill tremendously because you won't have to use your air conditioner as often.

Ceiling Fans can really cool off a room. They will cut your cooling bill tremendously because you won't have to use your air conditioner as often. They are stylish and take up

less room than fans on the floor or counter. Ceiling fans are fairly easy to install.

Choosing the right ceiling fan for your needs and the rooms specifications is the first step. There are many types, colors and styles of ceiling fans to enhance your decor. You can create an elegant feel, country or southwestern look with a ceiling fan.

The main categories of fans are the number of blades; they come in three, four or five blades. An important feature about the blades are their pitch and length. A high pitch,

or the greater the angle of the blade, will mean a larger increase in how much air is pushed around the room. A low pitch blade would be almost horizontal to the ceiling

once the fan is hung, instead being able to push the air around a room it will merely slice the air. Usually the longer the fan blade the greater the pitch of the blade. Along with a higher pitch usually comes a bigger motor which will also determine the strength of the air flow. If you have a large room you are trying to cool off, go with a high blade pitch.



Another important distinction is whether the fan is made to hang down from the ceiling on an extension. This type of fan is usually put in a room with a high ceiling. Some

fans are made to attach directly to the ceiling; usually small bedrooms with a low ceiling.

Ceiling fans can come with a light in the middle or without. Having a light in the middle is usually an essential aspect if the fan is going in a bedroom. If the fan is going in a kitchen that already has fluorescent lights a light on a fan above the kitchen table would

not be needed.

Installation of a ceiling fan is more easily done with two people. It also requires some knowledge about electricity and must be done with caution to avoid an electrical shock.

It is possible to put in a ceiling fan where there is no previous light fixture, but that is more complicated and will not be discussed in this article.

The first step is to turn off the electricity on the light fixture you will be replacing.

Remove the old fixture. Read the directions that come along with the new ceiling fan.

Most fans come with a plate that you will attach to the ceiling around the wires. You will then hang the fan motor from a temporary hook while you attach the wires

together(the fan is very heavy and you will need two people for this step). Attach the wires according to the instructions that come with the fan. Follow it precisely. After the fan motor is secured to the ceiling, you will then assemble the fan blades. It is recommended that you put the blades on in a systematic order to prevent wobbling. Put one blade on first and then put the one on that is directly across from it. Continue putting

on blades until you are done.

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