Installing a Ceiling Fan: DIY or Call the Pros?

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Renee-Kevin 10-23-4 Before AfterCeiling fans are an absolute necessity in Largo, there’s no questioning that. Without them you know you’ll suffer through hot nights, unable to achieve resting sleep. What’s more difficult to determine is whether you can install it yourself, or need to call your electrical service company for a little help with the project.

What’s the Process?

When you consider adding a fan to any of the rooms in your home, it may not be as easy as you think. You can’t simply hang the addition to an existing electrical box. And if you don’t have an electrical box in place, you’ll definitely want to get some help from an electrical service company in Largo.

Are you sure you can handle the installation on your own? The following tips from a manufacturer can help you achieve the results you are looking for, but the multiple steps to a perfect installation are time consuming, and require a fair amount of electrical knowledge.

Consider the tricky parts of the process before getting started:

  • Piercing a hole at the appropriate place to install a support brace in your ceiling. Finding the right spot is crucial, because arms of the brace must be long enough to reach the joists on both sides.
  • Installing the mounting bracket and fan motor means you will need to work directly with wires. Unless you’re already very familiar with those, it will be difficult to determine which wires needs to be connected one another.

Installing a ceiling fan is not the most difficult electricity related project you may have for your Largo home, but certainly requires some know-how. If you’d rather not taking any risks, let the experts handle the work. An electrical service company will help you install your new addition in no time, and the result will be perfect from the first try.

Need help?

Whether you’ve decided to contact professionals, or have a different project that requires the skills of professional electricians, be sure to get in touch with the Midway team. As your Largo electrical service company, we will be able to take on any job you have for us. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.


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