We offer expert ceiling fan installation. We have experience installing a ceiling fan where a light fixture used to be and installing a light fixture where a ceiling fan used to be. We can also install a new ceiling fan. Let us help you stay cool with a beautiful ceiling fan or a stylish new light fixture.
How do you install a ceiling fan?
The first thing you have to think about when installing a ceiling fan is the size of the room that you’re placing the fan in. You don’t want your fan to be too massive in comparison with the room. You’ll need the following size rooms for these blades:
- Rooms that measure about 75 square feet need a fan with a 29- to the 36-inch blade diameter.
- For rooms measuring 76 to 144 square feet, choose a fan with a blade diameter of 36 to 42 inches.
- If the room size is 144 to 225 square feet, select a fan with a 44-inch blade diameter.
- For rooms that are 225 to 400 square feet, use a fan with a blade diameter of 50 to 54 inches.
After this, we’ll remove the old ceiling fan or light fixture and prepare the space for a new one, install the ceiling fan mounting bracket/ceiling plate, install the ceiling fan wiring, attach the ceiling fan blades, and finally install and balance the new ceiling fan.
How long does a ceiling fan installation take?
If you have adequate wiring, switches, and support in place, a typical ceiling fan replacement can be installed in less than one hour, but occasionally installing a new switch or upgrading wiring and supports can add about an hour or so the job. Additionally, when you install a ceiling fan in a new location, you have to run entirely new wiring for a switch and fixture, and this can take the whole day or more.
Should I choose a four-bladed or five-bladed ceiling fan?
This is all dependent on your personal preference. In general, most ceiling fans have comparable performance, no matter if they have four blades or five. Some four-blade fans can be more efficient, but the fan’s structure, the strength of the motor, and the length and angle of the blades are usually more significant in judging a fan’s effectiveness than the number of blades. So, at the end of the day, you should choose your fan based on these factors and how your fan looks aesthetically.