How to put up a ceiling fan

How to put up a ceiling fan

A ceiling fan is the cheapest way to keep your room cool during summer. It also enhances your room decor and saves a lot of energy costs.

If you have a basic knowledge of electrical wiring, it will be very easy to put up a ceiling fan for you.

This article will describe a step-by-step guide on how to put up the ceiling fan. If you follow the entire guideline, it will not be challenging for you to install a ceiling fan.

Step 1: Turn off the circuit breaker.

Before going to the contract of electrical wiring, you have to break down the circuit. First, try to find out the circuit breaker that controls the room where you want to work. If you do not find out the breaker of this room, you can shut down the main switch.

Step 2: Remove the old fixture.

For removing the old ceiling fan, you need a step ladder. First, make sure the larder is locked correctly. Then, you need to remove the light fixture. Typically, light fixtures are attached with screws. Hold the light fixture with one hand and unscrew all the screws and then remove the light fixture.

Step 3: Disconnect the wearing.

Now you need to separate your ceiling fan wiring and your home electrical wiring. Lose all the wire nuts and remove them. You should not cut any wire because you might face problems with the next rewiring.

Step 4: Remove the old box.

Now, you need to remove your old ceiling fan box. Your ceiling fan box might be attached with screws or nut. Remove all the nut and screw, push the box above, and remove it from the ceiling.

Step 5: Buy a hanger bar box or a screw-fastening box.

If you have two ceiling joists, you can buy a hanger bar box. It has an extendable rod that you can extend and adjust between two ceiling joists. If your ceiling is open like below a wooden frame, you can buy a fan box attached by screw directly to the ceiling.

Step 6: Adjust the hole.

If your new purchased ceiling fan box is slightly bigger or thicker, you might need to adjust your old ceiling fan box hole. First, take a new box measurement, draw the area with a marker, and cut out the hole using a drywall saw.

Step 7: Pull the cable through the box.

Pull all the cable (that comes from the ceiling) through the central hole of the box. Then, thread together all the cable.

Step 8: Secured the ceiling fan box.

Now you need to secure your ceiling fan box. For a fan box attached directly to the ceiling joist, just place the box into the joist and tighten the screw. For a hanger bar, set the bar between two joists and adjust the bar, and make sure the hanger bar is tightened enough.

Step 9: Attached the fan bracket.

Now you can adjust your ceiling fan bracket and pull all the wires from the bracket.

Step 10: prepare your new ceiling fan.

First, you need to attach downrod to your ceiling fan body. It is used for extending the length from the ceiling to the floor. If your ceiling height is more than 9 feet, you might need a ceiling fan downrod. How long downrod you might need depends on the height of your ceiling.

Keep the fan’s body on the floor, and place it on the fan body and thread it. Before attached the downrod you need to pull all the fan wires through the downrod.

Step 11: lift the fan up.

Now, hook up your ceiling fan with the fan bracket, and then you need to wiring the ceiling fan. First, connect the neutral wire. Next, connect ceiling fan white wire to the home neutral wire.

Then connect the ground wire. Usually, the ground wire is green. Next, find two ground wire and thread them and secured with a wire nut.

Connect all the remaining wires. After connecting, all the cables, pushed up into the ceiling fan box for secured them.

Step 12: Mounting the fan.

Now you need to mount your ceiling fan. First, secured the canopy. Next, tighten all the screws of the canopy. Now, you need to attach the fan blades. Attached fan blades one by one, and don’t try to do this together. However, lift the blade to the fan housing, place them at the right position, and secure them with the screw.

And finally, you need to install any light fixture if it comes with your fan. Now a day’s most of the fan comes with light fixture.

Step 13: turn on the power and test your fan.

Go back to the circuit breaker and turn on all the power and test your fan is worked or not. If you face any problem, you should call a professional for testing the problem you met.

Final verdict:

If you follow all the steps carefully, you will probably put your ceiling fan perfectly, and you should not face any issues. This is a straightforward project. You don’t need any special tools for doing this job. You just need a sturdy step ladder, a screwdriver, and also, you might need a drywall saw if you need to adjust the fan fixture box hole. I hope this article will help you most to mount your ceiling fan perfectly.

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