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How to add a Second Ceiling Fan

home-improvement-electrical-projects Electrical Question Summary : Can you connect two ceiling fans to electricity in line or on the same on/off switch? I have one fan now but I would like to add a second fan to a sun room.

Is it ok to add a second ceiling fan


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Can you connect two ceiling fans to electricity in line or on the same on/off switch? I have one fan now but I would like to add a second fan to a sun room. I am not sure how to do the wiring or if I need an electrician.

Yes - you should be able to add a second ceiling fan to the existing wall switch or circuit as long as the circuit has the capacity, most likely it does. Typical ceiling fans do not create a heavy electrical load.

 

The wiring to the existing ceiling fan just needs to be extended to the location of the additional ceiling fan, all installed according to code of course.
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