Ceiling Fans offer benefits in Summer and Winter
Ceiling fans offer a variety of benefits. They can help minimize cooling costs during the summer and better circulate warm air during the winter to lower heating costs. Many ceiling fans also double as lights and, because they come in a variety of different styles and designs, they can add ambiance and décor to any given room to complement functionality.
Ceiling Fan Installation
But ceiling fan installation isn’t as easy as it might seem, even for a handy homeowner. That’s because such installation often requires electrical work and for structural adjustments to be made in order to safely mount and install this sort of appliance. A wrong step along the way may not just cause a malfunctioning fan, but also personal injury – two key reasons why ceiling fan installation is always best left to a professional electrician for best results.
One of the most important aspects of ceiling fan installation is proper support for the appliance. Consider the fact that many ceiling fans can weigh about 50 pounds – a weight that’s much greater than a standard light fixture. Noting this, the proper support must exist before the fan can be installed. In some homes, the fan can secure to a ceiling joist for this support. However, depending on where a homeowner wants the fan installed and the current layout and design of the home, a support brace may need to be installed to allow for adequate support. Hence, a sturdy mount is crucial – and if the latter is necessary, it will likely require attic access and minor structural modifications. Some rooms designated for ceiling fans may not even have any overhead lighting capability, thereby requiring both electrical and structural modifications to install the fixture into the ceiling. One wrong move could lead to electrical injuries or damage to the ceiling.
Then, of course, there’s the matter of installing the ceiling into the fixture, something that can be a lot more difficult than it seems. Our professional electricians are qualified to safely and efficiently manage every step of your ceiling fan installation, from making any structural modifications and rewiring electrical wires in the attic to attaching the fan itself. We also specialise in the installation of wall control switches to help homeowners easily and efficiently operate their fans.
Ceiling fans make a great addition to any room in the house for a variety of reasons, but installing them properly should always be left to the professionals.