The weather is getting warmer and we’re all looking forward to summer — but not the heat. To help you get through the hot weather, consider installing a ceiling fan.
If you decide to hire Blue Apple Electric for ceiling fan installation, here’s what you can expect.
1. Review safety rules.
Before beginning the ceiling fan installation, we’ll shut the power off at the circuit breaker box. We will confirm that the electrical connections comply with local codes and ordinances and national electric codes.
2. Determine the optimal ceiling fan location.
A ceiling fan provides optimal airflow if it is hung at least eight to nine feet above the floor. The ceiling fan blades must be at least 18 inches away from walls, doors, cabinets or posts and hang at least eight to 10 inches below the ceiling.
3. Uninstall the existing ceiling fan or light fixture.
If there’s a light fixture that needs to be uninstalled, we will remove it in the following order: glass fitters, light bulbs, canopy and mounting bracket. If a ceiling fan needs to be uninstalled, we will begin by removing the light kit. Next, we will remove the fan blades, canopy, motor assembly and mounting bracket.
4. Install the ceiling fan.
The ceiling fan installation process will vary depending on whether it has a brace or a downrod.
To install a ceiling fan with a brace, we will begin by removing the existing electrical box. Next, we will insert the support brace into the opening in the ceiling. Finally, we will install the new outlet box.
To install a ceiling fan with a downrod, we will begin by installing the mounting bracket. Next, we will assemble the motor housing.
5. Wire the ceiling fan controls.
We’ll take care of the ceiling fan wiring and install the canopy. Then, we’ll assemble and attach fan blades, assemble switch housing, assemble the light kit, connect the pull chain, sync wall control and test the ceiling fan to make sure it operates on all speed settings and the lights turn on and off.
If you have any questions about our ceiling fan installation process or if you’d like to hire Blue Apple Electric, give us a call!