Ceiling Fan Installation in Dallas & Fort Worth
Ceiling fans can assist any homeowner in saving money, energy, and increasing comfort year round. Typically, ceiling fans feature a switch on the side of the motor and this switch changes the direction of the fan blades for summer or winter use. Our Bedford electrical service and repair technicians at 24-7 Electrical Services can help ensure that you able to stay comfortable with our ceiling fan services.
For more information about how we can help you with your ceiling fan, give us a call at (817) 697-2033.
Ceiling fans are typically heavy and require proper anchoring to the rafters above the ceiling to be secure. Ceiling fans cannot be installed in an existing light fixture box. The box is not designed to hold the weight of a ceiling fan and creates a serious safety hazard without proper anchoring into a U.L. listed metal ceiling fan electrical box. The box mounts above the ceiling and is attached to the ceiling joists. Furthermore, proper wiring is just as important for a ceiling fan as any other electrical item
Selecting the Right Size
There are many factors to consider when looking at the size of fans, such as:
- Fans vary in size, from 24 to 84 inches wide
- There has to be at least 18 inches from the blades to other objects
- Larger fans moving slow can move more air than small fans moving fast
Selecting the Right Fan
Rooms with eight-foot ceilings or higher are ideal for a ceiling fan. Installing a fan in a lower ceiling may present a safety risk, and will require a flush mount ceiling fan. Furthermore, you will need to ensure the selection of a light kit that will not strike tall persons.
The ceiling fan can be mounted in the center of a square room, while large rectangular rooms may require two fans evenly spaced. The minimum distance between the fan blades and the ceiling is 8-10 inches. Setting the fan lower where the ceiling height is adequate will create a higher airflow. Our licensed electricians in DFW will ensure the proper location and wiring of a ceiling fan for your home or office.
Contact us at (817) 697-2033 to schedule an estimate of your Bedford ceiling fan service.