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How to Install a Ceiling Fan Yourself

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Many people love the gentle breeze that a ceiling fan can bring to any room. Not only can you get a decorative fan that is sure to suit any style, but you can save on electricity bills as well. One of the best things you can do is to learn how to install a ceiling fan on your own.

For some people it is very easy to install a ceiling fan. Others will have a lot more trouble with the process. It does require some electrical knowledge, but you should know that you can always learn the skills needed.

Another thing to concern yourself with are the codes for buildings which regulate the height of the fan as well as the way the wiring works.

Once you've determined that you are ready to know how to install a ceiling fan, you should choose the model that will work best in your home. The come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and designs. The possibilities are endless when you're ceiling fan shopping!

After you've chosen the fan, the next step will be to install it. If you are installing the fan in an area that already has a set up for a ceiling fan it will make the process a lot easier.

Before you make any attempt to mess with electrical wiring, switch off the breaker that is attached to the fan's wiring.

Then, you should take off the current ceiling fan if there is one. When you take the old one away you should see an electrical box. There will also be braces, which will help to support your brand new ceiling fan.

When you have the fan in place, you can connect the wires together with what are called wire nuts. Then, put the cover of the fan on.

Finally, you're ready to put the blades on. Switch the breaker back on when the installation is complete and check out your new fan.

Remember to consult each individual fan's instructions before installing it. There may be something special that you need to do regarding the installation process.

Once you have it all finished and everything is running smoothly, give yourself a pat on the back. Better yet, sit on the couch and relax under the cool breeze of your brand new fan.

Learning how to install a ceiling fan is easy once you get the hang of the electrical wiring. Always consider that some fans have special instructions you'll need to follow. You can relax and stay cool while saving on energy costs at the same time!

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