Homeowners guide to ceiling fan installation

There’s a lot to love about ceiling fans! For those of us interested in conserving energy while improving IAQ (indoor air quality), a ceiling fan installation is a logical upgrade to any room. Today’s ceiling fans are 60% more efficient, thanks to improved motors and blade designs. 

5 Advantages of Ceiling Fan Installation

Five benefits of ceiling fan installation are:

  1. Comfort – Ceiling fans circulate air, including warm air from your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) unit. Just reverse the fan blade direction clockwise to draw the warm air from the ceiling down toward the room, where you need it.
  2. Lighting – Lighting will be enhanced by your ceiling fan light fixture. If you already have a working light, you can upgrade it with a ceiling fan for more attractive lighting ambience.
    Please note: Just because you have the wiring in-place for lighting doesn’t mean you have the ceiling support to add the weight of a fan. Your local electrician will determine what’s needed for ceiling fan installation.
  3. Lower monthly bills – Ceiling fans don’t work like your air conditioning system. They don’t generate cooler air. But the air circulation feels like the room is cooler, even when you raise the thermostat.
  4. Style – You won’t have to compromise your cutting-edge contemporary interior décor with a rustic saloon-type ceiling fan installation. You’ll be amazed at the diversity in ceiling fan and lighting styles! You may even choose to make your new fixture a focal point.
  5. Unlimited versatility – Ceiling fan installation is appropriate for any room in the house. And with the rise of outdoor kitchens and entertainment areas, a ceiling fan will enhance your porch or patio comfort.

Quit Pulling Their Chains

You don’t have to yank the chain – and inevitably, you grab the wrong chain – then tug it once, twice…no, that’s too much like a whirlwind, so you begin the chain-pulling process anew.

Ceiling fans are much smarter these days. You can say, “Alexa, turn on fan.” And Alexa will cheerfully say, “Okay!” You can operate with a Bluetooth-enabled ceiling fan installation. You can turn it on before you reach home to begin cooling-down a room or rooms.

One ceiling fan model exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements by a whopping 450% and comes with integrated LED lights in 16 brightness levels.

What You Should Know

Remember, you’re only saving energy by-the-room and if someone is in the room. Don’t run ceiling fans randomly throughout the house. By raising the thermostat and using a ceiling fan, you will maintain the same level of comfort for less energy.

We respect and admire homeowner DIYers (do-it-yourselfers) because they make informed decisions. The smartest DIYers know when to call a professional.

Ceiling fan installation is one of those times:

  • Building codes – Maricopa County and your city/town have specific building codes. If you don’t follow the codes, your ceiling fan installation would be a violation. If you’re thinking, “Who would know?” you’re right.
    No one would know unless there was a house fire or injury resulting from your DIY ceiling fan installation. Then, you could be investigated, fined, and your insurance company denies coverage for property or personal injury resulting from your DIY project.
  • Danger – Did you know electricians wear textured-tread rubber-sole shoes? Some of our shoes are waterproof with safety toes. As you stand on your rickety ladder in your bare feet, seriously reconsider the DIY ceiling fan and chandelier installation.
    It may look okay until it falls on the family pet. You may think it’s working well until someone gets shocked turning it on. Injury and electrocution are risks you shouldn’t take.
  • Electricity – The electricity you enjoy every day is a complex system. A DIY ceiling fan installation can lead to dangerous household problems with switches and sockets. You may pay more for the repair than the professional ceiling fan installation would have cost in the first place.

Call Turn It On Electric

Any ceiling fan or overhead lighting installation is a job for a professional electrician. Protecting your family and your property is your first concern. It’s ours, too.

Contact Turn It On Electric for more information.

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