Ceiling Fan Installation

Ceiling Fan Wiring

As with most other electric installations, a ceiling fan must be wired correctly. Proper wiring is essential if you are wiring it on an existing mount or connecting it to a junction box. There is also a possibility of mounting the light on the ceiling fan itself if the model of a ceiling fan allows it. Wiring can be dangerous and time-consuming, which is why Milton Electricians are experienced in working quickly and safely.

Why Hire an Electrician For Your Ceiling Fan Installation or Replacement?

Installing a ceiling fan in your room can be a challenge. That’s why you should leave it to a certified electrician.

First, we will ensure you have a proper power source drawn into the ceiling on which you want your fan installed. Many ceiling fans are installed on a light fixture that may no longer be used.

A junction box will need to be installed when installing a ceiling fan where one never existed. This small metal or plastic box provides added protection against physical damage to wires and prevents fires.

We also check the fan’s balance. This is usually done by adjusting the fan’s base and blades.

Common Questions

What are the benefits of a ceiling fan?

  • ✔ A Great Source of Light and Illuminates the Room
  • Reduced Utility Bill
  • ✔ Quieter than an AC Unit

Can a Dimmer Switch Control a Ceiling Fan?

There are several kinds of accessories you may want with your ceiling fan. You should never use a dimmer controller to regulate the fan’s rotation speed – or even operation. Instead, use a regular switch, combined with special speed controllers. Your electrician can easily offer and recommend the appropriate switch depending on the type of fan.

How Long Does Ceiling Fan Last?

Many ceiling fans last around ten years.

Should I Consider Installing an Outdoor Ceiling Fan?

Yes. If you want to stay cool during warmer weather, an outdoor ceiling fan is a perfect choice. Also, outdoor ceiling fans are durable and can handle strong weather conditions.

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Ceiling Fan FAQ’s 

A ceiling fan stops working if there are loose wiring connections. Damaged wires also affect the functionality of your ceiling fan. Sometimes, all you need to do is put a tripped circuit breaker back into place. If your circuit breaker looks normal, then you most likely are dealing with loose wiring connections and it’s time for a ceiling fan replacement. 

Smoke detectors should always be placed on the ceiling of a bedroom. However, if your bedroom has a ceiling fan the smoke detector needs to be placed away from the fan's blades. It is recommended to have the smoke detector at least three feet away since the fan can affect the smoke detector's ability to detect how much smoke is entering the room.  

Yes, you can install a ceiling fan where the light fixture is. Before you do that, you need to make sure the electrical box for the light fixture can hold the weight of the ceiling fan. Call an electrician today to determine if your electrical box can hold a ceiling fan. 

Ceiling fans can be tricky to install on your own. To install a ceiling fan, you need to be comfortable handling electrical wires and have the strength to hold the ceiling fan. It’s recommended you have a certified electrician handle all ceiling fan installation to prevent any injuries and improper installation.  

If your ceiling fan is wobbling, making squeaking noises, and starting to look worn down it’s time to replace your ceiling fan. Depending on how often you use your ceiling fan, they normally last up to 10 years. If your ceiling fan is showing wear and tear, contact your local electrician for a replacement.