Ceiling fans have become an integral part of homes, offices, and many other types of buildings. They are a cheap and efficient way to cool your home, as well as to circulate the air in your area. However, like all electrical devices, they need to be periodically maintained in order to work properly and last longer.
Ceiling fan electrical repairs are not particularly hard to do if you know what you are doing. Some common electrical components to be checked are the switch, motor, blade, light bulb, capacitor, and fan blade assembly.
Finding an Experienced and Licensed Electrician
The best place to find an experienced and licensed electrician is someone who offers indoor and outdoor ceiling fan repair services. The reason is that it is easy to find someone in your neighbourhood that knows how to handle the issue, and who can fix the problem quickly and professionally.
The most common reason why Ceiling Fan Repair occurs is when the motor or switch fails to operate properly, usually due to worn wires. This means that it may be necessary to either replace the worn out wiring, or completely replace the motor so it will work properly. In addition, if the blades of your ceiling fans are broken, then it may be necessary to either rewire the fixture, or replace the blades themselves. If wires are not completely broken off the housing, they can often be easily reattached using pliers.
It is important to understand that most ceiling fans come with detailed, instructional instructions. If the user does not follow the instructions to the letter, then the entire process could become a disaster. Many first time users make the mistake of ignoring the instructions, only to discover that the wiring has been incorrectly placed or that the motor is no longer attached to the fixture. By following the instruction list exactly as it is written, the most complicated issues can be resolved without having to call in an expert.
When it comes to Ceiling Fan Repair, it’s important to understand that most local shops specialize in only one brand of overhead fan. That being said, most also offer a wide selection of other popular brands such as Whirlpool, GE, and HVAC. There are specialty stores that only carry the replacement parts for the particular brand of fan they carry. These types of stores often carry branded parts in varying sizes, colors, and finishes in order to accommodate all customers, whether they’re looking for housing, blades, switches, or other ceiling fan repair parts.
Ceiling Fan Installation
The first step in ceiling fan installation is the installation of the wiring between the electrician’s box and each of the faucets that will be connected to the fixture. This involves stripping down the old ceiling fixture and putting together the new ones using screws and electrician’s tape. Once the wiring is in place, the electrician must then install the blades. Most blades require two people to properly install. Two people can even help by standing on both sides of the box in order to hold the blades steady while the electrician installs them.
Finally, the blade installation and wiring is complete. Electricians usually suggest that the installation be completed by a licensed electrician in order to ensure the proper safety of the installation and to minimize any damage to the motor or fans themselves. Once the installation is completed, the old fans must be thoroughly inspected. Any damaged fans should be replaced immediately in order to prevent any further damage from occurring.