If you are tired of your old, outdated ceiling fan and want to replace it, then you will be pleasantly surprised by the possibilities. Many people love the soft breeze created by a ceiling fan but hate the old look. Of course, if your current fan is not running, as it should, then it is definitely time to upgrade. Remember, even high-tech ceiling fans are affordable and designed to last for many years.
The process is to first, remove the old fan so the new fan can be installed. For this, you need to start by turning the power to the ceiling fan off at the breaker, not just the wall switch. Then, you need to take the globe and blades off the old fan, which usually are held on by screws. Next, the brackets holding the old fan in place need to be removed which can be done with standard household tools.
If the ceiling needs to be spruced up, this would be the ideal time to have it sprayed with new texture or repainted. After the old fan is down, you would have the hole in the ceiling and exposed, capped wires. Remove all the items from your new ceiling fan, placing them out so they would be easy to reach. Start by installing the new mounting plate, which should take just a few minutes. The wires would feed down through the holes in the plate for easy access.
Once the mounting plate is secure, you need to connect the existing wires to the wires on the new fan. For this, you will have one white and two black wires. Simply put, you connect white to white, and black to black. Remember, most instructions included with the new fan will provide you with a clear diagram. You do not need to be an electrician to perform this task, as it is quite easy.
Once all the wiring is connected, simply swing one side of the new fan upwards so it connects to the bracket. You would then maneuver the fan so the fan is mounted flush. Then, use the screws to secure the fan in place, making sure everything is tight. From this point, the blades are connected, again using the included screws. The light or light kit is then assembled and installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
With this done, attach the light bulbs and turn the electricity back on at the breaker. If you did everything correctly, the blades and light should work. Now, you can sit back and enjoy your handiwork. Once finished, you will see just how easy it is to replace a fan.