Lafayette Ceiling Fan Installation
Elevating Comfort Levels in Your Home and Lowering Your Utility Costs
Ceiling fans make a stylish addition to any room, but they refresh the air and can minimize electricity bill by taking some of the stress off of your HVAC system. Ceiling fans were actually the first indoor comfort device and they became popular in homes in the 1920s and have come a long way since that time.
Today, a modern fan costs just one cent to operate. This makes the device a convenient and chic way to keep your home comfortable and save money on your electricity bill.
What Are the Benefits of Installing a Ceiling Fan?
The benefits of contacting our skilled electricians to install a ceiling fan include:
Making the Space More Stylish
Modern fans are available in a variety of sizes and styles. The fan can make an excellent focal point for a room and incorporate an element of refined and functional beauty.
If you have an industrial interior and want a brushed nickel or galvanized metal appearance, or you have a mid-century modern interior and prefer a sleek, minimalist style, you will be able to find the best fan for you.
Adding Additional Light to the Space
Some fans come with lights in the center, which enables them to serve a dual purpose. Some ceiling fans have dimming abilities that create a convenient way to personalize the light in any space.
A popular trend is to choose lights that coordinate with the fixtures and appliances in other areas of the room so that the ceiling fans blend in cohesively with the space.
Providing Convenient Temperature Control
Relaxing in a home that is at the correct temperature is one of the best parts about being home. Sometimes, the thermostat cannot quite get you there, or there might be residents in the home who disagree on ideal temperatures.
Lack of Complex Maintenance
One of the best parts of having a ceiling fan is that it is pretty simple to maintain. After we install your ceiling fan, you will not have to make a great effort in order to keep it working as it should.
Plus, the airflow from a ceiling fan keeps dust and dirt from collecting around the room, so you will not need to vacuum or dust as frequently once you have a ceiling fan.
Improving Air Quality
The way fans work allows them to improve the air quality in your space naturally. A ceiling fan works by redistributing the hot air as it rises in the room, which dilutes the pollutants and toxins in the air.
Add a Ceiling Fan to Your Home
Incorporating a ceiling fan involves adding new wiring and a switch, so it is not a good idea to approach this task without a trained professional. Instead, it is much safer and more efficient to hire an electrician like the ones on the team at Travis’ Electrical Services.
Our team of Lafayette ceiling fan installation experts have helped many homeowners throughout the Lafayette area enjoy all that a proper ceiling fan has to offer, and we would love to do the same for your home.
The Steps of an Efficient Ceiling Fan Installation
Some of the steps we will take when installing your ceiling fan include:
Preparing the Area
We need to assure that the ceiling fan you have chosen is ideal for your space and that the space is able to fit the equipment. Choosing the best type of fan and the best place for it is a delicate process. We will need to attach the fan properly to an electric ceiling box that is able to hold the weight of the fixture.
It will also need to hold the wiring and the full weight of the fan. We will need to make sure your switch is wired appropriately for the fan and we will need to turn off electrical power to the fan at the panel.
This will prevent electrical shock. If you want to control the fan with a light switch, we will need to make sure it is wired appropriately, which includes checking the joists for wiring or plumbing pipes that could be an issue.
Lastly, if the fan is placed in a spot where there was no fan before, it is essential to consult with the local building code department to see if a permit is required. If your junction box is rated for ceiling fans, a note on the ceiling box should say so.
If this is not visible, we will replace it with a fan-rated junction box and a brace that supports the fan. These steps will make sure your installation goes as smoothly as possible.
Mounting the Junction Box
If there is an existing fan or fixture where we plan to install the new one, we will need to remove it. If you do not already have one in place, we will need to install a fan-rated junction box to secure it and mount the bracket for the fan.
Installing the Downrod
The downrod of the ceiling fan is the pipe that connects the fan to the mounting hardware. It is an essential component of the fan’s mechanism because it stabilizes the area.
This part of the process is fairly straightforward. We will need to fit the downrod to the bracket on the ceiling.
Wiring the Ceiling Fan
During this part of the process, we will connect the fan to the wiring of your home. This step is one of the reasons it is especially important to hire a professional for this process.
We will be careful with our installation, which will keep the unpleasant vibrating sensation that some fans experience.
Attaching the Blades and Bulbs
Every fan bracket has a blade that fits into it. We will make sure these blades are tightly secured to protect you and enjoy the benefits of the fan. If your fan has a light fixture, we will assure this installation process is completed properly as well.
If you want to start experiencing the comfort of a new ceiling fan, call Travis’ Electrical Services at (337) 214-0010 or contact us online.
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