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Ceiling Fan Removal and Replacement
Feb 10, 2022 | Tranmer Electric
A modern ceiling fan not only looks great, but it can have serious benefits when it comes to temperature regulation and airflow. On the other hand, an outdated or worn-down ceiling fan can completely ruin the appearance of your favorite room.
If you have ever considered removing one, but may not be sure where to start, then this post is for you. Below, we answer everything you need to know about ceiling fan replacement or removal. We address the benefits of having a functioning ceiling fan and approach whether you should attempt a DIY removal.
Should I Replace Ceiling Fans Myself?
Many home projects fall into the DIY category. Touching up the paint on your baseboards or pressure washing your driveway are easy projects that can be completed on a Saturday afternoon. However, getting rid of that old ceiling fan may be more complicated than you might expect. This is especially true if you live in an older home with outdated wiring.
Taking that old fan down is only half the battle. You have to replace it with a new fan or light fixture, which is where the real challenge begins. Since wiring practices have changed over the years, there is a good chance that you will run into some connections that are out of code and potentially dangerous. That is why ceiling fan removal and replacement should be left to certified electricians in Connecticut.
A proper ceiling box is required to be paddle fan rated to withstand vibrations and the weight. Always make sure that your fan is compatible with the fan box rating.
Life of Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans do not have a set lifespan. The longevity of your home ceiling fans will depend on a variety of factors including:
- Build quality
- Frequency of use
All of the criteria listed above will influence how long your ceiling fans last. Fans that are cheaply made will not last nearly as long as higher-end ones. In addition, fans that are installed on outdoor seating areas typically do not last as long as indoor fans.
The easiest way to assess your fan is the eye test. If it runs and appears in good condition, then it probably is okay. However, if the blades appear damaged or are drooping, then it is time for a new one. A fan that does not function or will no longer cycle through all of the settings is also due for removal.
Benefits of Ceiling Fans in My Central Connecticut Home
Ceiling fans are an affordable and proven way of improving the airflow within your home. They have a handful of other benefits too, such as:
Reduce Ambient Temperature
Even though Connecticut is not known for blazing summers, ceiling fans are a great way of regulating temperature. In fact, a quality ceiling fan can reduce temperatures by as much as 4 or 5 degrees. This can make a huge difference in keeping a room comfortable.
A secondary effect of ceiling fans is that they will reduce your cooling bills. On those milder summer days, you can opt to crack a window and run your fan instead of using your HVAC system. A ceiling fan uses significantly less electricity and will help you reap the benefits of that fresh outdoor air.
Stay Warmer in the Winter
That’s right, your ceiling fans can be used during those frigid Connecticut winters, too! Ceiling fans have reversible rotation directions for this purpose. When switched to the reverse setting, they pull cool air upward. This forces the warmer air down and more evenly distributes it throughout the room.
Revitalize a Room
Ceiling fans include various lighting options. You can get rid of your outdated fan or light fixture and replace it with a modern fan that improves the ambient light in your room. You can opt for a single bulb or multi-bulb fixture, based on room layout, which will optimize the lighting within your favorite space.
Ceiling fans are also a simple way of adding equity to your home. If you are planning on selling and want to make a few upgrades, you can’t go wrong with ceiling fans. They offer an easy return on investment that can help you get closer to that sought-after asking price.
Reliable Electricians in Connecticut
If you are ready to ditch the old ceiling fans and upgrade to some modern alternatives, then it is time to contact Tranmer Electric. We provide free estimates on any project, including ceiling fan removal and replacement.
You will not find better pricing or friendly service anywhere in Connecticut. We look forward to serving you!