Ceiling Fan Installation & Replacement
If you’re looking for professional ceiling fan installation help in Colorado Springs, we have you covered. It really doesn’t pay to try to do it yourself. When you go with Mountain Pro Electric, you get a master electrician who makes sure your ceiling fan is secure and safe! And there’s no electrical project too big or small … rest assured your installation is done right!
Ceiling Fan Installation Colorado Springs
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Frequently Asked Questions About Ceiling Fan Installation
Once you pick out a ceiling fan for your home, you might think the hardest part of the job is over. However, you’ll still need to install it. Ceiling fan installs are trickier than mounting a basic light fixture. Therefore, there’s a few things you should know before trying to do it yourself.
Is It Safe to Install a Ceiling Fan by Myself?
The answer to this question will depend on your past experience working with electrical fixtures. A ceiling fan can be installed as a DIY project. You will need to know how to follow all electrical safety rules, like turning off the breaker. You’ll also need to know how to attach wires properly, so you don’t cause problems later on. If you’re installing a ceiling fan with a long downrod, it’s also important to understand how balancing a fixture works.
That being said, keep in mind that installing a ceiling fan yourself just means doing it without professional help. In most cases, an installation is a two person job. Ceiling fans can be bulky, so you usually need someone to hold it while you attach it. If you don’t have help, make sure you have a tall ladder and several items to brace the fan in place.
Does the Room Need to Be Pre-Wired?
The answer to this question will depend on whether you want to hire a professional or go DIY with your ceiling fan installation. If you want to do it yourself, the room needs to be prewired. Without the prewiring, your ceiling might not be ready to power or support a ceiling fan. Installing a ceiling fan bracket and wiring yourself is not a good idea. The average homeowner, even a skilled DIYer, does not have the training to do this.
The good news is that you don’t need pre-wiring if you hire a pro. An electrician can easily run electrical wiring to wherever you want to put the fan. This makes it easy to put a ceiling fan in a new spot. You don’t have to be limited by wherever your wiring is currently placed.
What’s Needed to Support the Weight of a Ceiling Fan?
Hanging a ceiling fan from just your ceiling drywall is a bad idea. Ceiling fans can weigh around 50 pounds. These heavy items need plenty of support. Most ceiling fans are supported by the ceiling joist. These are sturdy beams that run the length of your ceiling. However, you can’t attach the fan directly to the joist, and a basic electric light box won’t provide enough support either.
Instead, support comes from a dedicated ceiling fan brace. Also called a bracket or box, this is a metal fixture that has to be properly installed on the joist. If you’re replacing an existing ceiling fan, all the support might be in place already. However, if you’ve never used your desired spot for a fan before, you might need to install a new bracket.
Why Hire a Master Electrician?
Technically, it’s possible to install a fan yourself as long as the wiring is in place. However, it’s a good idea to work with a master electrician instead. A master electrician is an experienced electrician who has years of training and practice. Hiring one is actually quite affordable, and it ensures you avoid all the big pitfalls of trying a DIY installation. Benefits of working with a master electrician include:
- A master electrician will pull permits for you, so you don’t run into trouble with code enforcement.
- If you have unusual wiring or outdated wiring, the master electrician will know how to safely handle it.
- You won’t damage your new fan or your ceiling by accidentally hanging it without support.
- You won’t risk electrocution or other risks of DIY electrical work.
- The whole project will be done quickly and conveniently.