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4 Lessons about Installing Ceiling Fans

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One of the best comfort accessories to enhance the effectiveness of your heater and air conditioner is the ceiling fan. It's not as easy to install a ceiling fan as it is to change a light bulb or set up a window fan. But this doesn't mean you can't install one, as long as you keep the following pointers in mind.

Balance the Fan

Like many other things in life, balance is important, and ceiling fans are no different. Ceiling fans that don't have properly balanced blades can result in wobbly operation and annoying sounds. If the ceiling fan is really imbalanced, it can lead to the loosening of anchors where the fan attaches to the ceiling. This can then result in catastrophic failure.

Attach the Fan to a Proper Point in the Ceiling

Ideally, a ceiling fan attaches to a ceiling joist to provide the maximum support for the ceiling fan, which can easily weigh over 35 pounds. If a ceiling joist isn’t present where you want the fan installed, a special mounting bracket can go between two ceiling joists.

Use the Correct Electrical Components

You don't need an electrician to install most ceiling fans, but you need to make sure you use the proper components. One such component is the electrical box. You should make sure it's UL-listed and appropriate for your application.

Don't Keep Fans Running All the Time

After you install the fan, don't waste electricity and put extra wear and tear on the fan by running it when the room is empty. Fans cool people, not rooms, so a running ceiling fan in an empty room is a complete waste.

To take advantage the ceiling fan -- one of the best comfort accessories available -- you should ensure proper and safe installation. But if you run into trouble during or after installation, feel free to contact our team at Jerry's Air Conditioning and Heating.

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