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Install and Wire a Ceiling Fan


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Summary: In this Series an Expert Electrician Explains How to Install Ceiling Fans and Make the Wiring Connections Complete with Wiring Diagrams, and Wiring Connections.

Why You Should Consider Installing a Ceiling Fan


The Benefits of a Ceiling Fan
Ceiling Fans can help Save Energy
Here’s how ceiling fans assist a home’s energy efficiency, according to the American Lighting Association:
The air movement from a ceiling fan makes the occupants feel more comfortable. Ceiling fans cool in the summer by wind chill.

In the summer, a ceiling fan makes the air seem as much as eight degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler.

The breeze of a ceiling fan can make a temperature of 78-80 degrees feel like 72, so the air conditioning thermostat can stay set at 78, resulting in a lower electric bill.


Energy Savings with Ceiling Fans

Replacing an existing fixture with a ceiling fan, or adding a ceiling fan to a new location will require you to select an electrical box that is approved for ceiling fans. This and a few other issues are covered in this series, along with typical wiring diagrams. Many homes still do not have a single ceiling fan according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Energy Data. Households that did have ceiling fans reportedly averaged more than 2 per home! Research shows that there is a big difference in ceiling fan use in various regions and states. Almost 85% of homes in Florida had at least one ceiling fan, yet 53% of people in California were completely without these simple energy-saving devices.

Wiring a Ceiling Fan

Wiring a Ceiling Fan
There are a variety of ways to install and wire a ceiling fan. Here are a few examples that describe the process.

With this method the ceiling fan operates by the pull chains only. If you have this situation and you do not wish to have a wall switch installed, then the solution would be to purchase a ceiling fan with a remote control unit. Now your remote control will take the place of the switch. Most of the remote controls will allow you to select three speeds for fan control and three levels of light.


Ceiling Fan Remote Control

The Series of Articles:

Installing a Ceiling Fan




Installing A Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram #1

This wiring diagram explains how the power is starting at the switch box where a splice is made.

Installing A Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram #2

This wiring diagram explains how the power is starting at the ceiling fan box and wires to two switches.

Install A Ceiling Fan and The Supported Box

How to Install a Ceiling Fan Box and the Support with Photos The example shows the flat ceiling fan box, a spanner bracket box the box marker for drilling the hole for the ceiling fan box, installing the wire and attic wiring, wiring to the ceiling fan box, measure for the ceiling fan box support, installing the ceiling fan support brace, the electrical wiring to the ceiling fan box, and installing the brace for the box for the ceiling fan.

How to Install A Ceiling Fan and Wire the Switch

Ceiling Fan Installation This series of photos show the electric wire to ceiling fan box, preparing to mount the ceiling fan box,wire into the ceiling fan box through a wire bushing, attaching the ground wire, mounting the cradle bracket, the ceiling fan wires are connected, close the canopy, attach the fan blades and wiring a double stack switch,installing double stack switch, and explain how to connect the ceiling fan wiring blue wire.

All About Ceiling Fan Remote Controls

Ceiling fan remote controls can be extremely useful, especially when it comes to controlling the lighting separately from the fan speed.

Installing Remote Control Ceiling Fans

Remote control ceiling fans can be extremely useful, especially when it comes to controlling the lighting separately from the fan speed, even when your electrical wiring did not provide separate wall switches.

How to Install Ceiling Fan Remote Controls Part 1

Identifying the ceiling fan remote control frequency switch locations and settings with step-by-step photos and instructions.

How to Install Ceiling Fan Remote Controls Part 2

Replacing a standard wall switch with a ceiling fan remote control switch module - step-by-step photos and instructions.

How to Install Remote Control Ceiling Fans - Part 3

This ceiling fan remote control kit is installed into a hugger ceiling fan assembly.

How to Install Remote Control Ceiling Fans - Part 4

This ceiling fan remote control kits is installed with a typical cradle bracket assembly where the remote module is inserted into the cradle which will be covered by the ceiling fan canopy.

Remote Control Ceiling Fans

Fully explained remote control ceiling fans articles with questions and answers.

How to Switch Your Ceiling Fan to Summer Cooling

Ceiling Fan Motor and Blade Rotation Settings In the summer, a ceiling fan makes the air seem as much as eight degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler.

How to Switch Your Ceiling Fan For Warmth in the Winter

Ceiling Fan Motor and Blade Rotation Settings In the winter, a ceiling fan makes the air seem as much as fifteen degrees (Fahrenheit) warmer.

Installing Ceiling Fans Outdoor Part 1

Outdoor Ceiling Fan Installation- Series #1. Outdoor Ceiling Fans are a great addition to your outdoor patio.

Installing Ceiling Fans Outdoor Part 2

Outdoor Ceiling Fan Installation - Series #2. Continuing with the installation and assembly, the ceiling fan becomes a fine addition to this patio.

How to Install An Airplane Ceiling Fan Part 1

This Airplane Ceiling Fan installation was one of the most unusual ceiling fans I have ever had the pleasure of installed.

How to Install An Airplane Ceiling Fan Part 2

The Airplane Ceiling Fan installation continues as with the fan motor being hung from the ceiling canopy.

Installing A Ceiling Fan

The most commonly asked questions about installing Ceiling Fans, controls, light ceiling fan fixtures and other ceiling fan wiring questions and answers.

Installing Ceiling Fans

Complete Guide for Installing Ceiling Fans with full featured pages with photos and wiring diagrams to help you with your ceiling fan project.

Important Tip and Safety Issue:
Make sure there is a 7 Foot clearance between the floor and the blades of the fan.

Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagrams


Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram #1

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Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram #1 Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram #2


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