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Can You Replace A Light Fixture With A Ceiling Fan?

Where To Start With Replacing Your Light Fixture

Sometimes we just aren’t satisfied with the fixtures around our home, and we need to make a change. You might be wondering whether it’s possible to replace a light fixture of yours with a new ceiling fan.

While some homeowners will choose to attempt this themselves, there are advantages to instead consulting a certified electrician.

When you’re looking for electrical work here in Houston, Mission Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electric has your back. We also have a lot to share about the process of replacing some of your home’s electrical fixtures.

Can You Put A Ceiling Fan Where A Light Fixture Is?

Replacing a ceiling light with a fan is a feasible task for licensed electricians as well as some homeowners. The difficulty of doing so depends on your specific situation, such as fixture size and whether or not your new ceiling fan will get sufficient power.

It’s important to always plan ahead when installing any kind of new fixture into your home. Many homeowners get their ceiling fan installations done by professional electricians, and there are plenty of reasons for this.

Electricians have years of experience that will severely reduce the risk of mechanical problems during and after the installation. Not only can they get the job done quickly, they are sometimes essential when an installation is particularly complex.

Some manufacturers require that your ceiling fan be installed by a licensed electrician to qualify for insurance and warranties. So even if you install a fan correctly on your own, it could end up costing you in the long run.

By having your new fan installed by an electrician from Mission Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electric, not only will you get this financial peace of mind, but you’ll also benefit from an expert-level installation.

What To Know When Replacing A Ceiling Light With A Fan

If your new ceiling fan can have its electrical needs met, then it may be possible for you to carry out an installation yourself. Still, you should never attempt electrical work unless you are confident doing so. Here is how a homeowner can go about it:

  • Choose a ceiling fan that is properly sized for the room, ceiling height included.
  • Remember to turn off the power before performing electrical work.
  • Ensure that the electrical box can handle the load of your new ceiling fan, otherwise it won’t work right and can pose a safety hazard.
  • Carefully remove your current light fixture.
  • Follow manufacturer instructions when disconnecting old wiring, setting up the fan’s mounting bracket as well as wiring the new fan — do not attempt if you are unsure, and instead call an electrician on our team.
  • Secure the fan to its mounting bracket.
  • Attach fan blades and any other relevant materials.
  • Review your new fixture thoroughly for loose wiring, balance issues and anything that looks out of place before you restore power and test the fan.

But Can You Replace A Ceiling Fan With A Light?

Just like replacing a light with a ceiling fan, doing the opposite — bringing in a new light — is possible for those with electrical experience. The process is quite similar, requiring some dewiring and rewiring to get your light installed.

Remember that whether you’re bringing in or taking out a light fixture, you should always follow manufacturer’s instructions.

Much like with a fan, you’ll want to make sure that your new light is appropriate for the space it will be used in. Going through the trouble of installing a light fixture — only to find out that it doesn’t provide sufficient light for the room — can be very frustrating.

If you want to make sure that your new light is both appropriately picked and installed correctly, you can call in a certified electrician from Mission Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electric to get it done. We guarantee our customers’ satisfaction, so you won’t have to worry about the risks of installing a light yourself.

Set Up Your New Ceiling Fan With Mission

Supplying your home with reliable electrical fixtures requires quality installation. You can’t do better than a professional technician from Mission Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electric.

Our team provides Houston and surrounding areas with electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning services, all with customer satisfaction at the forefront. There’s no need to wait — call us today!

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