Tips on Replacing an Old, Broken Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are a great addition to any room in the home. They circulate air so that you feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. They can also be used as decor to add unique lighting to the room. If you live in a home that does not have a ceiling fan, you may want to consult with an electrician before attempting to tackle a ceiling fan. If you simply want a fan that works better than your old one or updates the look in your home, there are a few tips on replacing an old, broken ceiling fan so that you can skip hiring an electrician.

The first and most important part of replacing the ceiling fan is to cut off the power supply to it. This can easily be done by flipping the main breaker in that room. If you are not sure which breaker controls that room, or the fan, you can turn it on and have someone watching to tell you when it goes off. From there, it will be time to start removing the ceiling fan that is already on the ceiling. This can be done with a screw driver and to make things easier on yourself, it is best to remove the blades and light fixture first. You will then remove the canopy and expose the wires that are hidden behind a plate and secured to the ceiling. This will also remove the mounting bracket.

All new ceiling fans will come with instructions on how to install it. You should check the directions before you continue to work with your new ceiling fan. However, you basically want to put the mounting bracket against the ceiling and attach it. You should ensure that all wires are dropped down through the center. After that is done, you will need to connect the wires. All wires are color coded. You should match the colors and secure them tightly together with a wire nut. Many ceiling fans send wire nuts to you.

Start assembling the fan. Your first part will be the base for your blades. You may also have wires that come down from it for the light. Once the fan base is in place and secured with screws, you can hook the wires up for the light and secure the light base with screws. Attach the blades and turn on the power supply again. The last step is for you turn it on and make sure that it works.

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