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Do Not DIY Your Ceiling Fan Installation

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You may think that ceiling fan installation seems like a straightforward and easy task, and you may believe you’re saving yourself money, but there are more risks involved with electrical related DIY jobs than you think. But there is a very good reason why electricians must be state licensed for jobs like ceiling fan installation.

If saving money is your motivation, a lack of electrical knowledge and skills will work against you. Apart from the obvious risks of injury or death due to the volatility of electricity, you probably will end up doing more harm than good with DIY installs. You could easily cause your electrical system to fail, which could result in shorting and blowing up your appliances. You will then need to hire the residential electrical services of a licensed technician to resolve any electrical problems you may have caused. This will end up costing you more money than hiring a licensed technician in the first place. Another thing to think about is that if anything goes wrong and you end up causing an electrical fire, your insurance will not cover you for any losses you may incur.

Don’t Try This at Home Folks

Ceiling fans are a great budget friendly option for single room cooling. Depending on the look you’re going for, it can be an aesthetically pleasing way to tie the room together. You can pick from a variety of styles to suit your specific tastes, budget, and room size, and there are lower energy costs involved. A small little ceiling fan may look simple to put up yourself, but don’t be fooled. Any form of electrical installation is actually a difficult task to achieve on your own. Aside from the electrical risks you take, a ceiling fan is heavier than it looks, with lots of small parts to work with. With the dead weight hanging as it you hold the fan up to the ceiling, you may accidentally drop it when trying to attach and deal with the frustration of making sure the wiring is correct and the little screws are lined up.

Licensed Electricians are Powerhouses

Finding a licensed electrician is a lot easier than a DIY ceiling fan installation. By hiring a licensed electrician, you are guaranteed that the job will be done as quickly as possible, without any risks to you or your home. He will ensure that the proper size ceiling box is used for total support of your ceiling fan without causing unsightly damage to your ceiling in the installation process. The best part is that because your electrician knows what he’s doing, you can rest easy knowing that all the wiring is done correctly and won’t cause any problems with your electrical panel.

If you’re still in doubt about hiring a licensed electrician you are welcome to contact our team for more information. At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, our dynamic team of licensed electricians will be able to get your ceiling fan up and running in no time.


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