How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

Whether your ceiling addict is broken or just out of style, ameliorate lighting and ventilation in any room with this weekend design. How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room
Break two problems with one great result Ameliorate lighting and ventilation by replacing a being light institution with a ceiling addict. Although a ceiling addict is a complex institution with lots of corridors, each step of the installation is fairly simple. The most grueling task is assembling the corridor in the right order.

Then, we’ll present the introductory way involved in the design. For further specific instructions, be sure to read the directions packaged with your addict.

How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room
Editor’s Tip To keep your family comfortable and energy costs low, set your addict to spin counterclockwise in the summer and clockwise in the downtime. We all know how suckers cool off apartments in the summer, but the clockwise stir in the downtime makes cool air rise and redistributes warm air.

What You Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Drill
  • Strippers
  • Voltage tester
  • Lineman’s pliers
  • Nonconducting graduation
  • Ceiling addict
  • Screws
  • Line nuts
  • Electrician’s vid

Step 1: Shut off Power and Secure Mounting Bracket

How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

Turn on the being light institution, also shut off power to the institution. For redundant safety, place a piece of vid over the circuit swell or fuse to advise others that you are working. Test that there’s no power in the box. Secure the addict’s mounting type to the ceiling institution box withscrews. However, be sure to install them between the type and the box, If rubber washers are handed.

Step 2: Attach Downrod

How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

Slide the download through the cover, slip on the servitude cover, and pull the cables through. Attach the download to the motor casing with the hanger leg and retaining clip.

Step 3: Attach the New Plate

How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

Precisely lift the assembled addict and hook the ball-suchlike end of the downrod into the mounting type. Avoid having cables getting caught between the classes and the end of the download. This ball-and-socket arrangement lets the addict unit swing slightly. Also, wire the addict. The black lead controls the motor and the blue or banded lead controls the light. However, splice both to the black house line, If you have the two-line string. Splice the white lead to the white line and connect the grounds.

Step 4: Secure Canopy

How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

Fold the wires into the box. Push the canopy against the ceiling and secure it to the mounting bracket with the provided setscrews.

Step 5: Screw on Fan Brackets

How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

Screw a fan bracket onto each fan blade. Attach each fan bracket to the underside of the motor. Make sure all the screws are tight.

Step 6: Wire the Light Kit

How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

Remove the plate on the bottom of the fan and wire the light kit. The model shown here uses plug-together connectors. Some fans require that wires be spliced.

Step 7: Tuck and Tighten Light Kit

How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

Tuck the wires into the housing and push the light kit onto the fan. Tighten the screws to secure it.

Step 8: Install Lightbulb and Globe

How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

Install the lightbulb(s) and the globe. Check manufacturer’s instructions for exact directions.


How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

A ceiling fan is a stylish and functional addition to any room. If you are planning to install a ceiling fan in a room that already has a ceiling outlet, wiring a ceiling fan is the same as wiring any ceiling fixture. If the room doesn’t have an overhead box, hire an electrician to install the box and fish the wires through the walls and across the ceiling. Save the fun of installing the actual fan for yourself.

If you can access the ceiling on which you want to attach the fan from the attic or from an overhead area, you have several choices in the type of box you install. If you can’t get to the area above the box, you have to use an adjustable hanger bar designed for installation through the hole left by the existing ceiling box.

To replace a ceiling fixture, follow these steps:

1Turn off the power at the fuse or circuit panel.

You may find several pairs of wires in the ceiling box. Some may be wired to circuits other than the one that the fixture you’re working on uses. Be safe: Use a circuit tester or turn off the power to the whole house before attempting to install a ceiling fan. That’s the only way to be sure that all wires in the box are dead.

2Remove any light bulb cover and bulbs from the fixture and then unscrew the screws or nuts holding the fixture base to the ceiling box.

Because ceiling fans are so heavy, the National Electrical Code (NEC) prohibits attaching a ceiling fan to a standard ceiling box. Before you purchase the fan, check the manufacturer’s installation instructions and purchase an approved electrical ceiling box.

3Lower the fixture base and remove the electrical tape or wire nuts.

The wires come in two or three colors: black (hot), white (neutral), and, if present, green (ground) wires.

4Disconnect the wires to the existing ceiling box and remove it.

First, loosen the cable clamp screw that secures the incoming cable to the box. Then remove the box, working from above, if possible. Otherwise, remove any accessible fasteners (nails or screws) that attach it to the framing or push it up into the cavity to pry it from the framing or bend its hanger bar, depending on how it is attached.


How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

5Follow the manufacturer’s directions to install the adjustable hanger bar and ceiling box.

You install most hanger bars by pushing them through the hole in the ceiling left by the old electrical box. When you have the hanger bar completely through the hole, rotate it until it’s perpendicular to the ceiling joists. The bar expands until it engages the ceiling joists. The ends of the hanger bar are equipped with sharp steel pins that dig into the wood joists when the hanger bar is expanded. You then attach the special ceiling box to the hanger bar, locking it in place to provide a secure base for the fan.

6Assemble the fan according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Ceiling fans are heavy, so they require support while you attach the wires. Most models provide a way for you to suspend them below the ceiling box while you attach the wires. If yours doesn’t, get a helper to support the fan assembly while you attach the wires.

Wiring schemes differ slightly from fan to fan, depending on whether they’re equipped with a light or speed control. The basic installation of a ceiling fan is no different from that of a standard light fixture. Use wire nuts to attach the fan’s black or colored wire and white wire to matching wires in the ceiling box. If the wiring has a green ground wire, attach it to the green or bare wire in the box.


How to Install a Ceiling Fan in a Room

7Complete the attachment of the fan assembly to the ceiling box.

This should just involve a few screws.

8Install the trim and fan blades according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Turn on the power and test the installation.

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