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Ceiling Fan Installation, Replacement & Repair

New ceiling fan installation and old ceiling fan replacement services, create an upgraded living experience that saves you money on your electricity bill by keeping rooms cooler and providing better lighting solutions. They update the look and value of your home, and often come with fully dimmable light and fan operation switches. Our team of expert electricians installs, replaces and repairs hundreds of ceiling fans every year. At Kilgore, we understand the importance of proper wiring, mounting, switch and outlet mapping, and installation of your ceiling fans, no matter what room they are in.

New Ceiling Fan Install

Installing new ceiling fans in your home can save you money on your air conditioning bill, and create an environment with circulated air. They bring in an upgraded look and experience. They often have dimmable lighting features, and reversible fan rotation for hot or cold weather air circulation. There is nothing worse than hot, stagnant air in a room, but it’s not always worth the high cost of running your AC. Turning on the ceiling fan allows you to move the air and moderate temperatures at a fraction of the cost. Ceiling fan installation is ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, game rooms and even outdoor patio spaces. Trust a Kilgore expert for the proper new ceiling fan installation wiring, mounting and switch set up.

Ceiling Fan Replacement & Repair

Oftentimes, an outdoor ceiling fan replacement can save you from having major electrical issues due to weather exposed wiring and deterioration. Kilgore will replace or offer ceiling fan repair in many cases where there are already existing fans and wiring. Ceiling fan installation, replacements and repairs offer a very high perceived value upgrade for a minimal investment compared to other home improvement projects.

While a ceiling fan installation or replacement can be a DIY project, you may want to consider hiring a professional to help make sure your new fan is wired safely, and secured properly. Once you turn your power off, you have a limited time to work before it gets dark. You never want to end up taking down your old light or fan only to find the wrong wiring or or incompatible mounting system. Don’t get stuck with the lights and power off for the evening from your DIY ceiling fan install project.

When you call Kilgore for your ceiling fan replacement or installation, we will make sure single pole wiring on your light switch is adapted to give you full dimmable and fan control capabilities. If there was no pre-existing ceiling fan, we will add necessary wiring or install new switches that will be wired for the new unit. Upgrading your light switches during your ceiling fan install or repair is always recommended to ensure compatibility with your new ceiling fan to access full dimmable capabilities.

Other Ceiling Fan Repair & Install Considerations

Oftentimes lights and fans are connected to more than one switch. This requires careful planning to make sure none of your other outlets, lights or switches are compromised during the installation process. Whether installing a new ceiling fan, replacing an old one, or simply getting a ceiling fan repair, you will want to make sure your overall electrical system is planned properly for optimal functioning and safety.

Installing new ceiling fans is an easy way to create more comfortable and visually stunning living spaces in your home. Our team of experts is here and happy to help with your ceiling fan installation. Contact Kilgore Electric today to find out more!


Ceiling Fan General Info

What tools do I need to install a ceiling fan?

You'll typically need a screwdriver, pliers, wire cutters, wire strippers, a ladder, and possibly a drill. Most homeowners have the essential tools to install a ceiling fan, but make sure you also have a pair of electrical gloves (usually insulated with rubber) to protect you from risk of shock. Even if the power is off, there is a risk of electrical current.

Do I need a special electrical box to install a ceiling fan?

Yes, you need a special fan-rated electrical box that can support the weight and movement of the fan. This will ensure safety as the fan moves quickly and needs to be fully supported to avoid coming loose or breaking through ceiling materials.

Can I install a ceiling fan where there was no light fixture before?

Yes, you can install a fan where there was no light fixture, but you will need to run new wiring and install a new electrical box. Running new wiring is a bigger job and can affect the entire electrical system in your home. It is best to hire a Kilgore Electric professional for new wiring.

Can I install a ceiling fan on a sloped ceiling?

Yes, but you'll need to purchase a special sloped-ceiling adapter kit to ensure the fan hangs straight and secure.

How high should a ceiling fan be installed?

Ceiling fans should be installed with the blades at least 7 feet above the floor, and 8 to 9 feet above the floor for optimal air circulation. Never install above a tall bunk bed or where it is at risk of hitting someone.

Do I need to turn off the power before installing a ceiling fan?

Yes, you should always turn off the power at the circuit breaker before beginning any electrical work. You still want to work with caution even when the power is off, and especially when turning the power back on after repair or installation.

Can I install a ceiling fan myself or should I hire an electrician?

If you have experience with electrical work and feel comfortable working with wiring, you can install a ceiling fan yourself. Otherwise, it's best to hire a licensed electrician.

What size ceiling fan do I need for my room?

The size of the room will determine the size of the fan you need. For example, a room up to 75 square feet needs a 36-inch fan, while a room up to 400 square feet needs a 56-inch fan.

Can I install a ceiling fan without a light kit?

Yes, you can install a ceiling fan without a light kit, but you will need to purchase a blank cover plate to cover the opening where the light kit would attach.

Do I need a remote control for my ceiling fan?

No, a remote control is optional. Many fans come with pull chains to control the fan speed and direction. You can also operate the fan from the light switch by leaving the cord pulling on. Having a remote is nice, but not necessary.

Can I install a ceiling fan in a bathroom or outdoor area?

Yes, but you'll need to purchase a fan specifically designed for wet or damp locations to prevent electrical hazards.

How do I balance my ceiling fan?

Use a balancing kit to adjust the blades to the same weight and angle.

Can I install a ceiling fan in a room with low ceilings?

Yes, but you'll need to purchase a low-profile or hugger fan designed for rooms with low ceilings. You will still want to ensure they aren’t low enough that they might injure someone.

How do I install a ceiling fan on a high ceiling?

You can install a ceiling fan on a high ceiling using a downrod to extend the length of the fan's mounting bracket.

How do I wire a ceiling fan?

The wiring will depend on your existing electrical setup, but generally, you'll need to connect the fan's wires to the corresponding wires in the electrical box, including the ground wire. It's essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully or hire one of our licensed electricians to ensure proper wiring.