When it comes to installing new ceiling fans or updating an existing ceiling fan you may want to consider a few things before you make the commitment or the purchase of the ceiling fan. First what type of ceiling fan are you looking to by? Ceiling fans have several different choices. The main types of ceiling fans are the ones that either hang from a down rod or hug the ceiling. So if you get a ceiling fan with a down rod, do you have enough head clearance when standing underneath the ceiling fan? Is your ceiling fan going to be to close to the ceiling? They make several different lengths of ceiling fan down rods to lower your fan if needed. Now that we know the height of our ceiling fan, we can know start thinking about the width of our ceiling fan.
The width of your ceiling fan is determined by the size of the room. For large rooms you will want a larger width fan and for smaller spaces you would want a shorter width fan. Are you looking to have a ceiling fan light kit with your ceiling fan or just the fan it’s self? Now how are we going to turn our fan on? Are you switching your ceiling fan separate from your ceiling fan light fixture? Maybe a wall switch or two a remote control would also work or maybe just the pull chains on the ceiling fan? Does the location the ceiling fan is going to be installed have existing power or a ceiling fan rated box already? If not have you considered possible sheetrock damage in order to perform the task? Usually the guy you have screwing in the light bulbs you don’t want patching your walls, if they will even perform this task.
These are just a few of the questions you need to ask yourself when you are about to invest into your homes electrical system. When looking for an electrician near me, consider Edwards Electric LLC a local electrician to the area. We are a family-owned and operated residential electrical company out of Independence, Missouri and servicing the entire Kansas City metro area and surrounding.
Give us a call at 816-214-7091 or check us out online at Edwardselectricllc.com