Rest assured, you are not the only one who wants a ceiling fan with light in San Diego. Most people find this convenient, and thankfully it’s very possible to get a ceiling fan with light in your home.
The steps are DIY friendly but if you prefer to call an electrician, it’s the best way to get the installation done.
Read to learn all the steps.
- Get the ceiling fan light kit. The most important material needed for this installation in your San Diego home is a ceiling fan light kit. You can get one in your local home improvement store at an affordable price. You will find various options in terms of features and type of light. Be sure to choose what suits you best. To get the perfect fit, measure the diameter of the opening on your ceiling fan and also note the company name and model of the fan.
- Take safety measures. Once you have acquired the ceiling fan light kit, switch off the power to the fan at your breaker panel. This protects you from any electrical accidents while working. Test the fan for power by turning it on and then off again.
- Attach the kit. At this step, you can use a stepladder to continue the installation or remove the fan itself and continue on a table. To attach the kit, remove the covering on the fan so you can get access to its wiring. Keep any parts you remove from the fan aside and note which parts came from where. Among the fan wiring, you will find a dedicated wire for lighting (colors are white and black). It’s labeled in this manner in most fan models. Run the white and black wires through the fan’s center plate and connect them with the white and black wires in the light kit.
- Finish the attachment. With the wires connected, move on to screw the light kit to the fan’s center plate. Check for the manufacturer’s instruction to follow and ensure the light assembly is firmly attached. Replace the fan’s center plate and parts removed earlier. Screw everything tightly into place.
- Install the light bulbs with the manufacturer’s instruction and re-install the fan on the ceiling if you took it down in step 3.
- Turn on the power at the breaker panel and switch on the lights to test the installation.
Calling an electrician for the installation is safer, quicker, and cheaper if mistakes were to occur while DIYing. However, with a little confidence and DIY knowledge, you should be fine. If the installation does not go as it should or you experience any issues, then calling an electrician is a must.
To avoid accidents before you call and while waiting for your electrician, turn off the power to the fan or room at the breaker panel.