Ceiling fans come in a variety of styles and models, and can range in price from forty to four hundred dollars. In todayís segment, Teresa installed a ceiling fan that was equipped with both lights and a remote control.
1. Before installing a ceiling fan, you must first make sure that thereís enough clearance for the fan. Itís recommended that you have at least an eight-foot ceiling. The fan is going to hang down almost a foot, and you have to make sure thereís enough clearance between the fan blades and someoneís head.
2. You can use electrical power from an existing circuit to power your new fan. Always be sure to first turn the power off to the circuit before you remove the light fixture. Once itís removed, disconnect the electrical wires, and make sure that theyíre in good shape.
3. Next, check the electrical box that used to hold the old fixture. Make sure that itís strong enough to support the weight of the fan. If itís in bad shape, replace it.
4. Install the mounting bracket and then securely fasten it so that the fan doesnít wobble.
5. The next step is to attach the fan assembly to the mounting bracket, which should just slide right into place.
6. Next, attach the wires. White should go to white, black to black, green to green, and blue to blue. Be sure to cover every connection with a wire nut. If you have specific questions about wiring, be sure to consult a licensed electrician.
7. Once the wiringís complete, attach the canopy and the fan blades.
8. Finally, turn the power on to the switch, and turn the fan on.
Ceiling fans can keep you comfortable during the different seasons. In spring and summer, run your fan in a counter-clockwise direction. This will cause a downdraft that will make you feel cooler. By running a ceiling fan in warmer months, your air conditioning bill could be reduced by up to forty percent.
During colder months, run your fan in a clockwise direction. This pushes warm air up against the ceiling and down the walls, and this could reduce heating costs
by as much as ten percent.e control.