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OT Elecgric Celing Fan installation

Ceiling Fan Installation

Ceiling fans will make a significant difference in your home’s climate (both cooling and heating), at a far lower cost and operating expense than almost any other item. Experts say a ceiling fan can save up to 40% on your summer cooling costs and up to 10% during the winter.

Installing ceiling fans is a job suited for a professional electrician, since careful tuning and installation will give you the best results with your fan. Get the most from your investment when we properly install your ceiling fan for optimal function.

  • We check the blade clearance not only to protect your ceiling, but also to get the most air movement from your ceiling fan.
  • We make sure you have adequate power to the junction box. It’s very important to make sure that you have the appropriate electrical service to accommodate your new ceiling fan.
  • Install the ceiling fan box if needed.
  • Securely mount the fan. One of the biggest mistakes made with installing fans is using inappropriate mounting hardware. Failed mounting can result in injury to property or family members.
  • Assemble the fan.
  • Install the down rod.
  • Install decorative ceiling cover. The installation process sometimes requires mounting a new fixture, which needs covering to retain the aesthetic appeal of a room.
  • Make sure all wiring conforms to the National Electrical Code. As professional electricians, we’re well aware of the electrical standards that your ceiling fan must meet.

When it comes to getting the best value in your air conditioning needs, let us set up your ceiling fan correctly the first time. By the time we’re done, you’ll have a money-saving ceiling fan that is properly and securely installed to keep you a little cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. To get a free quote, call us today!

How can I make my home feel cooler?
Installing a ceiling fan creates the same effect as a breeze in the summer. With a ceiling fan light kit you can keep cool and bring light into any room. It helps cool the room a couple of degrees making it more comfortable to be in. The blades should be blowing air down on people. If you look up at the fan from below the blades should be rotating in a counter-clockwise motion with the upturned edges leading.

In winter you can turn the switch and the fan will help warm the room by pulling the cool air up toward the ceiling.

Can I save energy by using a ceiling fan?
Ceiling fan motors generally use less energy than air conditioners and furnaces. Using a ceiling fan is a good way to cool a room while using less energy.

Can I use an indoor ceiling fan outdoors?
Only ceiling fans specifically built to handle the outdoors should be installed outside. Even if you have a screened in porch, an outdoor ceiling fan should be installed because indoor fans can break or short. A shorted-out ceiling fan may cause a fire. Depending on the climate of the region you live in, you should look for either wet-rated or damp-rated.

Always Hire a Professional Electrical Repair Technician

No matter how urgent any electrical repairs seem, it’s never okay to attempt to handle them on your own. Trying to take care of electrical problems without professional training is extremely dangerous. If you or someone else isn’t hurt during your attempt, there’s still a chance that you’ve left something undone that poses a huge risk to you, your home, or your family. In fact, faulty electrical wiring is the number one cause of house fires in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. So in order to make sure that your home is safe, always rely on a professional for any electrical services.

Electrical Troubleshooting

Circuit breakers that keep tripping, a flickering light on the back porch, or an exhaust fan that just won’t work properly—all of these are common problems homeowners face that have something to do with their electrical systems. But figuring out where the problem is stemming from can take a lot of work. Our OT Electric technicians will find out exactly what’s causing the problem, and what other problem may be happening—or beginning to happen—for the same reasons. Then we’ll nip them in the bud.