If you are new to the world of indoor cooling appliances, you may want to learn how to install a ceiling fan. Some of the best fans, after all, are mounted on the ceiling, and these fans do not install themselves. So, what is the best process to get this done, and is a DIY installation even possible? Keep reading to find out.
We aren’t going to lie. Hanging a ceiling fan is a complex process best left to professionals, similar to when learning how to remove a ceiling fan. It is possible, however, if you already have a junction box on your ceiling that is fan-weighted, which is similar to when learning how to fix a slow ceiling fan. Also, make sure you buy the right-sized fan for your space, so you won’t have to learn how to make a fan blade. You can calculate the CFM of a fan to make an informed purchase choice.
You should have another person around for this installation to hold the ladder and the fan components as you tighten screws.
So, yes, it is possible, even if you are buying the best garage fan. Follow the below instructions even when conducting a TPI Corporation Single review.
Here are the basic steps to installing a ceiling fan. Don’t hesitate to call in a pro if you run into any issues during the process.
Turn off power to the outlet, circuit breaker, and any other entity delivering electricity to the room.
This process assumes a pre-mounted junction box. If you have no junction box, research how to install one correctly.
Secure the mounting bracket to the junction box using a screwdriver. The bracket should slide right over the junction box.
Place the downrod, but go slowly and carefully to ensure it is installed at the proper angle. Attach the fitting at the top of the downrod to the mounting bracket on the ceiling and run any necessary wires.
Wire the fan by following the instructions that accompanied your fan and making sure that each new wire matches those found in the junction box. Afterward, fasten the wires shut inside of the junction box.
Install the blades, the light bulb, and the lighting fixture according to the instructions that came with the fan.
Restore power to the outlet, power on the fan, and make sure everything is working properly.
STAT: Fans need to be properly anchored to an electric ceiling box that’s designed to hold a heavy fixture. It will not only hold the wiring but also support the full weight of the fan. (source)