Ceiling fans are a stylish and functional addition to any room. If you are planning to install a ceiling fan in a room that already has a ceiling outlet, wiring a ceiling fan is the same as wiring any ceiling fixture. If the room doesn’t have an overhead box, hire an electrician to install the box and fish the wires through the walls and across the ceiling. Save the fun of installing the actual fan for yourself.
Ceiling fans make a great addition to any home. Adding a ceiling fan to a room can add both beauty and comfort to a room. Before starting this electrical installation, for safety, turn the power off to the circuit that you will be working on. Check this with a tester to double-check yourself.
Mounting Ceiling Fan Blades - With the screws provided with your ceiling fan, mount the blade supports to the fan motor housing. These screws will likely have lock washers included for installation. This keeps vibration from loosening the blades and having them falling off. Be sure to tighten snugly.
Install the Ceiling Fan Support and Support Pin - Slide the ceiling fan mount over the pipe as shown. This mount has a slots on the sides that will lock in when hung to prevent he fan assembly from twisting around. Slide the ceiling fan support locking pin through the hole in the pipe as shown here. This pin holds the swivel support of the ceiling fan. Slide the support up and over the support pin in the grooves provided. The pin should be surrounded by the support as shown.
Hang the Ceiling Fan, Connect Wires, Secure Housing - The ceiling fan housing has two slots on one side. Place these over the two clips on the fan support housing that is attached to the junction box. this will allow the fan to hang securely while you make the electrical connections. Connect the white wires together (neutrals), the black wires together (the light feed), the green wires together (the ground), and the red wire to the fan connection wire (marked "fan" with a tag). Use wire nuts to make these connections and then tuck these wires neatly in the area around the support bracket. Remember, the housing cover will need to cover these wires and none of the wires can be sticking out from under the cover. Once everything is connected, lift the fan and line the cover holes up with the bracket. Secure the cover with the screws provided and tighten snugly. This step may require an additional person to either hold the fan or insert and tighten the screws.