Ceiling Fan Replacement

Cristy Gies

Cristy Gies

Founder and Designer - DIYGirlfriend

Ceiling fans are one of the most common things changed in the home.

Why would you replace you ceiling fan?

Ceiling fans, like many other household items, wear out over time. If you use your fan year round it suffers from wear and tear just like everything else. They are also very practical for cooling and circulating heat around the room.

Changing your ceiling fan can also be an easy home update. Just a simple replacement can make your new fan become a statement piece in any room.

Choosing a ceiling fan can be overwhelming with so many styles to choose from.

The standard ceiling fan is what we most commonly see. With the fan being closely mounted to the ceiling or using a down rod to drop the fan down and create a more dramatic appearance. . Thera are also Low-profile fans that are utilized in smaller rooms with less than an 8 ft. ceiling height. A third options is a dual motor ceiling fan. These fans have a motor in the center powering 2 fans and offer a more industrial feel. And we can’t forget oudoor fans. These fans can pring a relief to the heat make that outdoor space more comfortable on those hot days.

Even though the come in many styles the one thing they all have in common is how they are installed.

In this DIYG tutorial we are going to show you how easy it is to replace your ceiling fan. This is a job that you can take on and avoid those install fees.

Here is What you will need:

You can find these items in any local home improvement store. At the bottom of this article we have provided some links to make locating these items easier.

Watch the video below to start fixing the hole in the drywall.

Or you can follow the step-by-step instructions below.

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Note: The adjustment screw is the one that is attached to the L shape on the canopy cover

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Note: Make sure that your screws are going into the 2×4 in the ceiling. These screws and the mount are going to be supporting the whole ceiling fan, so they need to be attached to the wood board and not the drywall

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Note: If your exposed wire is frayed, use your fingers to twist it together

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Note: Make sure the wire nut is screwed on tight

Note: Make sure to view your fans instructions as the wiring could be different

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Note: Once all the wires are connected, it is smart to screw in a light blub and flip the electricity back on to make sure the fan is working properly before fully installing it

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Note: Make sure to use the washers with the screws when securing the blades

Last step!

Turn on the electricity and enjoy your new ceiling fan


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