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Electrical  /  October 11, 2021

Why Hire Handyman Connection To Install Your Ceiling Fan?

Why Hire Handyman Connection To Install Your Ceiling Fan?

Whether you have an existing ceiling fan that you want to replace or are installing a ceiling fan from scratch, Handyman Connection has professionals in Ottawa who provide installation and electrical repair services. Incorrect ceiling fan installation can range from irritating to dangerous. Homeowners should always find an electrician in Ottawa when electrical work needs to be completed for safe installation and usage. 

Think Safety First 

A fan installation is a serious job that requires expert skill, and only trained professionals should attempt to install or replace fans. Trying to install a fan on your own could result in injuries or damages that cost you more money in the long run. 

Height 

Any fan you will replace in your home will require a ladder. Since ceiling fans range from eight to twelve feet off the ground, a fear of heights or being vertically challenged won’t do you any favours. Professionals are skilled at scaling up with ease. 

Wiring 

Correct wiring is integral to a fan’s operation. If you have attempted an electrical DIY before, you may have experienced a lot of hard work only to flip a switch and find out that you did not connect the correct wires and nothing worked. It’s not as easy as just matching colours anymore; many fans have additional wiring for remotes and other accessories. 

Voltage 

Your fan is hardwired into the electrical system in your house. If you accidentally touch live wires, you will experience the total voltage running through the home. This shock, combined with being on a ladder already, is undoubtedly a trip to the emergency room. 

Weight 

Fans include a motor housing unit, a motor, lighting, and multiple fan blades. Depending on how decorative the fan is, it can weigh as much as a toddler. Climbing up and down a ladder and then holding a fan above your head while trying to get the wiring right is a recipe for disaster. Handyman Connection has teams of professionals who regularly install fans.

Professionals Have Experience 

Handyman Connection has trained professionals that are skilled in electrical wiring. Proper installation of fans, wiring, and switches that work together seamlessly is essential for increased comfort in your home. 

Removal 

Your ceiling fan might have been in the same place for more than a decade, maybe even longer. Once your ceiling fan reaches a certain age, the wires become brittle, and dust and debris can add to a messy removal. Professionals know how to remove a fan despite decomposition.

Wiring 

Wiring a fan is just one part of the installation. If you already have a fan, unwiring it is another part of the process. If you do not have a fan, hiring a professional electrician is necessary to run electricity to the area where you want to install the fan. An electrician at Handyman Connection will help you position and place to ensure that the fan is expertly secured. 

Switches 

Whether wiring or rewiring, the additions of new switches might be a necessary part of fan installation. Some fans have remotes that wire into where the switch housing used to be, but now a semi-detachable remote is required instead. Some switch panels may need an additional switch to control the light and the fan separately. 

Placement 

Correct placement of your fan is usually in a centrally located position of your ceiling. However, the mount of your fan is not the only consideration. Handyman Connection will help determine if your ceiling fan would benefit from a downrod that brings the air circulation closer to you if you have high ceilings. 

Handyman Connection is known for providing professional services that help home and business owners with repairs, remodels, or renos while ensuring high quality and amazing customer service. Contact Handyman Connection in Ottawa today to safely and correctly install your ceiling fan. 

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