Installing a Ceiling Fan: DIY or Call the Pros?

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Renee-Kevin 10-23-4 Before AfterDuring these brutally hot Seminole summer months, it is nearly impossible to get comfortable and fall asleep without a little air circulation. Ceiling fan installation is the best thing you can do to keep air moving and to keep cool through the hot, humid weather. The big question is whether this is something you should attempt on your own or whether you should hire a professional electrical service company to do the job for you.

Can You Handle The Installation Process On Your Own?

Ceiling fan installation may not be as simple as you think; there are a lot of things to consider when taking on a DIY project, especially when it requires electrical work. You need to consider the many and precise steps that need to be followed in order to complete the job. These steps require an extensive knowledge of electrical knowledge that the average person does not possess.

If you’re still not convinced that you should call a professional for ceiling fan installation for your Seminole home, consider the following steps of the process and decide for yourself if you are capable of safely and effectively completing them.

  • Understanding your electrical box situation (or lack thereof). The first thing you need to consider is the electrical box. You cannot just hang a new fixture from an existing electrical box. Additionally, if you do not have an existing electrical box, you will absolutely need the help of a professional Seminole electrical company.
  • Selecting the proper spot to install a support brace.The arms of the brace need to be long enough to reach the joists from both sides, so before your pierce a hole to put in the support brace, you need to be 100-percent sure you’ve chosen the best placement.
  • Connecting wires correctly. When you begin to set up the mounting bracket and fan motor, you will have to work directly with electrical wires. If you are not already familiar with the complexities of electrical wiring, you will have a difficult time determining which wires need to be connected to one another.

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 Seminole 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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