Energy Efficient Tip:
Hanging ceiling fans in the cooler months can create more heat efficiency for your home. It takes the warmer air and pushes it down to create optimum heating in your home.
Installing ceiling fans are energy-efficient, in both summer and winter, and affordable on your cost of electricity. They also bring a nice decorative touch to the rooms you add them in.
It may seem like a money-saving idea to attempt to install your ceiling fan yourself. Many homeowners initially, or have tried in the past, to install their own ceiling fans. In our past experiences, we have received many calls to re-install the ceiling fan due to the project being a bit more involved than the homeowner had anticipated. This is due to what looks like a simple task, and at times it turns out to be more complicated than expected.
We Will Take Care Of The Hard Parts
There are certain requirements that must be followed when hanging a ceiling fan. Installing a fan, even for a licensed electrician, can bring about several unforeseen issues. This comes with several variables depending on what the homeowner wants and needs are.
Some examples of various installs on ceiling fans include: adding an additional standard switch for the light, installing a fan speed control, installing a dimmer switch for the new beautiful light-kit, and installing a new fan rated box in the ceiling to hold the appropriate weight of the fan. The fan rated box fits tightly secured to the home’s truss system. If you already have a ceiling light in place, or know where you want your new ceiling fan, the box must be removed and must be a fan rated one installed for safety. By code requirements and the rating on your existing light fixture box, we never will utilize the old box due to having a weight issue for your new fan.
New wiring may also need ran. Not only to accommodate a light, but the fan as well. Some homeowners decide to leave the original light switch, and simply pull the chain for the fan speed.Others want to install two switches, one for the fan one for the light. When you have your preferred Montrose electrician out from Service Circuits, you can see that there is more to hanging a ceiling fan than just getting it up there.
At Service Circuits, we promote and truthfully prefer, that our customer purchases their own ceiling fan prior to commencement of work on the project. This is partly due to a huge array of types and styles. You know your home best, and the decor works out better coming from the homeowner most times. Service Circuits warrants all labor and company provided materials for an industry leading 3 years! Any fixture that would be supplied by the customer, would not be covered under our warranty because we did not provide it. However, many times mid grade to high-end ceiling fans come with their own manufacturer’s warranty in case a component or part on the fan were to fail. In the rare case that we install a ceiling fan for you, and there is an issue in the wiring system that we hooked up, we will fully back our 3 year labor and company supplied materials warranty!
We do not typically repair existing ceiling fans in the aspect of tearing them completely apart and working on their circuit board or other components. We can troubleshoot, and diagnose what’s wrong with your fan when it comes to verifying power is going to your ceiling fan via the home’s wiring system. We do not service electrical appliance repairs, light fixture repairs, or re-wiring of their internal components.
A description of what diagnosing a circuit looks like in this case potentially: if there happens not to be power at the ceiling wiring going to the fan, we then go through the entire circuit that fan is on, and do a thorough diagnosis of all items on that circuit. This includes removing every device from the walls to check connectivity if required. We trace the circuit all the way back to the electrical panel, and we verify the circuit breaker pertaining to the problem circuit. We check to make sure that there are no loose connections anywhere on that circuit, and then make recommendations to you based on our findings, if major repair is necessary.
Choosing The Right Contractor For The Job
Because we are experts at what we do, we can personally guarantee that we will never leave your home without your 100% satisfaction of our services. When searching for a Montrose electrician, and a perfect contractor for your project, we recommend that you pay close attention to a few key points.
Do they focus on commercial or industrial work, and fit quick residential jobs in to just fill time? A commercial based electrician is not used to working in a home’s atmosphere, and many times not only can they not be familiar with a home’s wiring system, but they also don’t realize that they often don’t have what it takes to provide you that excellent level of customer service. Also potentially lacking is the extra added attention your home deserves. Things like wearing shoe covers, and cleaning up the work space when finished, are things only residential based experts most times do. At Service Circuits, we value each customer and treat each home with the utmost care possible.
Some companies that focus solely on new construction, may not have as much experience in working with pre-existing homes like your residential expert Montrose electrician does at Service Circuits. They also may not be very familiar with older home’s wiring systems. This leaves room for error in missing, or potentially bypassing, a major issue in your home that should be brought to your attention.
Choosing The Right Installation For You
Service Circuits has 16 years of experience working in homes, and completing ceiling fan install projects in homes both new and old. There are a few questions to ask yourself before selecting the right fan for you.
- Does the place where you want your ceiling fan installed have wiring?
- Is there a light fixture installed where you would like your ceiling fan?
- Is there a light switch that can be dedicated to your new ceiling fan install?
- Do you want a ceiling fan that has a light kit, and a possible dimmer light switch? How about a remote control, or two switches – one for the light, and one for the fan.
More About Your Ceiling Fan Install
If your ceiling does not have wiring for your new ceiling fan install, then we can help! Service Circuits’ electrician’s can take a look at what is needed to complete the job. We will go over in detail all that is needed. You may need new wiring ran, a dimmer switch installed, or we can see if we can use an existing light switch, as mentioned earlier. Depending on how high your ceiling is, you may need a down-rod (extension rod) for optimal efficiency.
Whatever your ceiling fan install job requires, Service Circuits is your preferred licensed electrician in Montrose to call. Give us a call, so that you can experience an unmatched caliber of service. And, we have valuable savings for you that are available periodically.
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