Are you considering adding a new ceiling fan to your home? Ceiling fan in need of repair or replacement? If so, P&C Electric LLC can help. Not only are fans a beautiful addition to any room of your home, but they are practical and help reduce the costs of air conditioning when weather turns warm. However, it is advised that you do not install fans on your own as it involves electrical work that can not only be complicated, but also dangerous.
A ceiling fan is a type of mechanical fan that hangs from the ceiling, providing ventilation for the surrounding area through the rotation of broad blades. A ceiling fan can help you save money on energy costs, since it’s an affordable and efficient alternative to air conditioning. It also provides you with an easy way to create airflow and coolness in your home. There are several factors that affect the cost of installing a ceiling fan, such as labor, fan size, type, style, motors, and more. Call Paul at 928.203.6503 for an estimate of the cost for your installation.
Ceiling fans serve three important purposes in the home. They can cool rooms without using the air conditioning, add a new decorative element, and brighten the room by serving as an additional light fixture. While some fans claim to be easy to install, they may require some electrical work that the average homeowner might not be able to handle, especially when installed where no light fixture existed previously.
Installing a ceiling fan can be an excellent, cost-effective way to circulate both cool and warm air. But ceiling fans are heavy, and replacing one involves tapping into your electrical system, allowing for adequate blade clearance, and bracing the ceiling fan correctly to keep it stable and secure. Even ceiling fan replacements that seem like they’ll be easy can go wrong in any number of ways. A pro has the experience and tools to do a ceiling fan replacement more quickly and smoothly than someone with no training.
Adding a ceiling fan to your home can improve comfort in any room. Ceiling fans require adequate structural support and wiring to operate correctly and safely. Your electrician can help you understand how your choice of a fan and its location will affect the installation. Usually a ceiling fan is installed in the center of room, and that's a good spot to ensure adequate clearance and air flow. Ceiling fans all use about the same amount of electricity, in most cases, so replacing one ceiling fan with another shouldn't require any electrical fixes.
Save in winter too: Ceiling fans also help to reduce energy costs in winter. In winter, heated air rises and collects near your ceiling. Ceiling fans, set in reverse, make efficient use of that furnace-warmed air, pushing it back downward.
If there is an existing operating ceiling fan, replacement can be a simple process. Hiring an electrician ensures wiring is compatible with your new ceiling fan. In addition, a professional will make sure that blades are properly balanced and that the base is flush with the ceiling. Without proper ceiling fan installation, fans can be noisy and inefficient.
Ceiling fan installations are somewhat standard, but the circumstances of your installation may affect its complexity. Placing a ceiling fan where one existed before is generally a simple project, while installing one in a new location or in place of a light fixture may require electrical or structural upgrades that add difficulty to your job.
In ideal conditions, with adequate wiring, switches and support in place, a typical ceiling fan can be installed in less than one hour. Installing a new switch, or upgrading wiring and supports may add another hour or so to the job, while running completely new wiring for a ceiling fixture can take an entire day or more.
Although some ceiling fans have exposed cords that can be plugged into wall sockets, the preferable installation is for the fan to be wired into the ceiling like a light fixture. If there was an existing fan or light fixture already in the room, the installation is reasonably simple using the existing wires. However, if there was not a preexisting fixture, you will need to create a place to hang the fan. Of course, it is easiest to install ceiling bracing and electrical wiring during new home construction even if you will be installing a fan at a later time. But if you want to place a fan in a new location in your home, new wiring must be run to the new location. Consult an electrician about the costs for wiring the new ceiling fan or for using the existing wires.
Safety: Ceiling fans need to be properly anchored to an electric ceiling box that's designed to hold a heavy fixture. It will not only hold the ceiling fan wiring, but also support the full weight of the fan. If you're replacing a ceiling fan, double-check that the weight of the new fan can be held by the ceiling box.
Directional: directional fans can be adjusted to point in whichever direction you’d like there to be targeted airflow. Their construction is similar to that of a standing fan, albeit mounted upside-down (with a downrod).
Make sure you choose the right fan for your room. If you have lower ceilings, consider purchasing a low-ceiling mount. Typically, there should be 7 feet between the bottom of the ceiling fan and your floor, and there should be at least 12 inches between the ceiling fan blades and the ceiling—though 18 inches allows for optimal airflow.
Fans should be mounted so that their blades are a minimum of 7’ from the ground. Low ceilings (less than 8’) should have low-profile, flush-mounted fans. Sloped ceilings and high ceilings (higher than 9’) should have fans outfitted with downrods.
For projects that utilize existing wiring, the costs goes down dramatically. In general, the average cost to install a ceiling fan may also include the installation of a wall switch to turn the fan on and off. Some homeowners may choose to circumvent the wall switch installation and turn the fan on and off via a pull-chain.
Decoration: Versatile ceiling fans come in world of unique designs, to complement your décor in the kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, front porch, living room and other areas of the home. Homes with larger bathrooms or powder rooms often have ceiling fans installed along with exhaust fans. You can find almost any combination of size, features, number of blades, blade material, metal finish and lighting styles. In any part of the house, properly chosen ceiling fans draw your attention upward to showcase ceiling detail or make rooms look larger.
Inspect the existing junction box to make sure it’s rated for ceiling fans. There should be an inscription on the box to indicate this. The box is usually metal. If not, replace it with a fan-rated junction box and a fan brace between the ceiling joists to help support the fan’s weight.
Modern fans that you purchase from places such as Home Depot operate on alternating current (AC). AC motors have been used in ceiling fans for a very long time. So with a good track record you can be assured that a new fan will provide you with years of service.
Be sure to call P&C Electric LLC to help you with the installation of your new ceiling fan. Whether you are replacing your existing fans or adding new locations, we can help you with your project. Call us at 928.203.6503 today.
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