Hook up a ceiling fan will not be a critical job when you are following our simple step-by-step guidelines. It could be a great way to reduce your electricity bill without compromise your comfort. If you have some basic electrical knowledge and some general tools, you can install a ceiling fan within few hours.
In this post, we are going to show you how to hook up a ceiling fan. For this job, you’re going to need a couple of different tools. You will need a razor blade, a screwdriver, or Phillips head bit with a battery-powered drill, wire strippers, wire nuts and electrical tape.
Step 1: Make sure everything is ok.
The first thing you want to do is make sure you have a great foundation to actually install the mounting bracket. If it’s not secure, you’re going to get a really bad wobble in there. So, you need to make sure you get it up there and as tight as possible with as little wobble as possible.
Step 2: Install a fan brace.
Standard junction boxes aren’t strong enough to support the weight of a ceiling fan. That’s why you need to install a new Ceiling Fan Brace. So, if you want to replace a light fixture with a fan, you’ll have to install a support bracket.
Before you even remove the old light fixture turn off the power. And make sure it’s off with a non-contact voltage tester.
The next step is to knock out the old junction box with a hammer and wooden block. Pull the cable out of the box. You can leave the box inside the ceiling. The new box will be supported by a ceiling fan brace.
Now, slip the brace into the ceiling and center it over the hole. Turn the shaft by hand to lock it between the joists. Slip the saddle over the brace, and feed the cable into the new box. Fasten the box to the saddle, and you’re ready to hang your new ceiling fan with no worries.
Step 3: Attach the hanger bracket.
Set the hanger bracket at the right position. You can adjust it if necessary and finally screw it with the fan brace using provided screw. Make sure all screws are tightened enough. Pull the wire into the new box that comes from the electric source.
Step 4: Prepared your new fan.
Now you need to attach a down rod with the motor body. Tighten the screws and locknuts after plunging the downrod pin through the collar and tube and locking it in place with the cotter pin.
Step 5: Hang the motor.
Now you are almost done. Lift the assembly over the bracket’s open side and secure it in place. Rotate the motor until the ball slot on the bracket tab is locked. Most of the fan companies include assembly instructions, try to follow their guideline.
Step 5: Identify the cables.
Next, you’re going to go ahead and hook up your wires. Remember, black goes to black, blue goes to black unless you’re using a three-strand wire. Then the blue goes to red, and the black goes to black, and your white goes to white, and your green goes to the ground, which is your copper wire after you get your electrical system hooked up.
Step 6: Attach the blades.
After that, it’s time to hang your motor. After you get your motor mounted, you want to go ahead and put up your blades and do as much work on the ground as possible. If the fan blade is reversible, then keep face down on the visible side. Set every blade securely using the supplied hardware. Tighten each screw carefully.
Step 5: Connect the light.
You go ahead and put your ceiling fan light up very quickly. They have a quick connecting system, or it’s just two wires that you put together, and then you put your light bulbs in turn on the power, and you’re done.
Now, remember, when working with electricity, make sure you always kill the power at the source, which is your electrical box.
A ceiling fan can save your electricity bill when you are using it with the AC or heating system. Some homeowners claim that a ceiling fan can save up to $500 yearly. For this benefit, you need some extra money and hours for purchasing a good quality ceiling fan and install it.