First things first, however, let’s cover some very basic ideas about ceiling fan installation before we delve more deeply into the instructions.

Before you do anything, you need to choose a location for the fan. Usually, people choose the center of the ceiling. They also often replace a light fixture. If you are installing a fan with NO light then you should be fine and the circuit will not overload. However, if you are installing a fan WITH lights, you must make sure that the circuit has enough capacity for the new load. If there is no current central light fixture then you will have to designate a place to hang the fan.

Next, measure the floor-to-ceiling distance then subtract the space which the fan will take up. 7 feet is general recommended but be sure to look in your … Read the rest