Are Ceiling Fans A Thing Of The Past?


Picture yourself in a room that has a ceiling fan. What comes to mind? Is it an old house from the 70s or is it a modern masterpiece that you would be more likely to find in a movie than in real life? Contrary to popular belief, ceiling fans are not dead. In fact, they can add a number of benefits to just about any home.

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The Benefits of Ceiling Fans

Let’s start by saying that ceiling fans can help spruce up your living space - the right one can be stylish and add to the comfort of the room. Lots of homeowners also feel that ceiling fans installed in the bedroom actually help them sleep better because of the white noise and gentle breeze. Do you agree?

Proper Installation Is Crucial

Now that you’re familiar with a few of the many benefits, it’s important to understand that ceiling fans require the correct mount. Anything over 35lbs must be supported properly to prevent it from falling. To properly install a ceiling fan and provide the necessary support there are two methods that must be followed:

1. An approved fixture box designed to support the weight of the ceiling fan must me installed.

2. The fixture box must be attached to supported structure components such as wood ceiling joists or wood blocks that are properly fastened between two ceiling joists. Approved ceiling fixture boxes that have expandable bar hanging devices can be used when installed by following the instructions supplied by the manufacturer.

With that said, you may want to call in the experts at GEN3 Electric to ensure your ceiling fan is installed properly. Give us a call today at 215-512-4102 to learn more about our services.

About The Author

Bill earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Architecture, then founded Generation 3 Electric in 2000. His father, an electrician, was his inspiration. These days, Bill actively manages his company and enjoys focusing on new technology and marketing.