Ceiling Fan Installation - St Louis
The ceiling fan is one of the most common electrical appliances found in homes all around St Louis. It is used for cooling purposes and has become more than just an accessory with time. A ceiling fan provides functional support to your heating system, especially during winter months when room temperatures are at their lowest.
They help distribute heat evenly throughout a room. Ceiling fans come equipped with dimmer switches so that you can control how much light they put out; in addition, most ceiling fans allow you to reverse the direction of the blades so that they push air downwards during summertime and upwards during wintertime.
If you need to install a ceiling fan near St Louis, you should hire a licensed electrician to avoid injury and the hassle of having to redo everything after an electrical inspection.
Your new ceiling fan came with instructions on how to install them yourself. However, many ceiling fans are installed by general contractors or hired handymen who lack expertise in ceiling fan installation. If you do not go about installing your ceiling fan correctly, you run the risk of injuring yourself or your family members through electrical shock or fire. You will also find that it is necessary for you to call an electrician anyway if your ceiling fan does not work properly after it is installed; this costs time and money, both of which homeowners want to save whenever possible. The following five reasons provide evidence as to why hiring an electrician for ceiling fan installation is the best course of action.
Ceiling Fan Installations - 5 Reasons To Hire An Electrician
1) It's more dangerous than it looks!
Modern ceiling fans are equipped with enough electricity that they could injure or kill an adult, child, kitten, puppy, you name it if the incorrect procedures are followed during ceiling fan installation. There are several ways in which you can come into contact with live wire(s), some of which are not immediately obvious. For example, ceiling fan wiring often includes green "ground" wires, which must be attached to the ground on the electrical box in order to ensure that no current enters your house through faulty ceiling fan wiring. If this wire is not properly attached to the ground, then live voltage will enter your home through this route instead of an alternate route that is pre-wired by the ceiling fan manufacturer. If you are not an electrician, then it is impossible for you to diagnose ceiling fan wiring errors such as this.
2) It's a hassle to reinstall after the inspection!
A ceiling fan can be installed in a ceiling either flush to the ceiling or with a slight drop from the ceiling. Once you have paid to have your ceiling fan installed and it has been inspected by a local building official, if this official determines that the ceiling fan looks too close or too far from the ceiling, then they will require you to hire an electrician again to come back and install everything over again. This means taking away half of your savings on ceiling fans. You must also take into consideration the time it would take to wait for your ceiling fan installation to be redone. For some people, this means waiting days or even weeks for their ceiling fans to be reinstalled.
3) You need ceiling fan installation done properly!
If ceiling fans are not installed correctly, they will either not work or will work intermittently. It is better to hire a licensed electrician for any electrical services or electrical wiring and do not chance that it will not function at its optimal level because ceiling fans are pricey investments.
4) It's not worth the risk!
There are ceiling fan installation procedures that can result in injury. Some ceiling fans are mounted to ceiling joists--studs inside of a ceiling which provides support for other ceiling components, including drywall and ceiling tiles. If you attempt to install your ceiling fan by attaching it directly to one of these studs or if you do not use any ceiling fan supports below your ceiling at all, then the weight of the entire ceiling may cause collapse--resulting in injury. Hiring an electrician is safer than attempting this yourself.
5) Save money in the long run!
An improperly installed ceiling fan will likely need repairs if it does work correctly after installation. When hiring a licensed electrician for ceiling fan installation, you will not have to pay for ceiling fan repairs because ceiling fans are installed correctly by a professional ceiling fan installer.
St Louis Ceiling Fan Installation- Done Right!
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