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How to Replace a Light Fixture With a Ceiling Fan

Save heating and cooling costs by replacing an existing light fixture with an energy-efficent fan/light combination.

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Top 34 Ceiling Fans Projects

  1. 1. How to Brace a Ceiling Fan

    Ceiling fans are heavier than typical light fixtures, so the junction box must be braced securely. Use these step-by-step instructions ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 2. Ceiling Fan Install: Overview (04:16)

    Overview of steps to replace an existing light fixture with a ceiling fan.

  3. 3. Step 5: Connect Motor Wiring (01:37)

    How to connect the wiring on the ceiling fan motor.

  4. 4. Step 1: Choose the Right Size (00:33)

    How to choose the correct size ceiling fan for a room.

  5. 5. Step 6: Attach Fan Blades (01:00)

    How to attach the fan blades to the rotating bezel.

  6. 6. Step 2: Remove Light Fixture (01:33)

    How to remove an existing light fixture from the ceiling.

  7. 7. Easy Ceiling Fan Installation (03:36)

    Save money year-round by installing a ceiling fan.

  8. 8. Step 7: Attach Light Fixture (00:56)

    How to attach the light fixture to a ceiling fan.

  9. 9. Stairway to Dream Home- Part 2 (04:15)

    David and Dawn ask Amy Wynn Pastor for help in renovating their dream home.

  10. 10. The Russells (01:29)

    The Russells' new home has an entry room that makes a bad first impression.

  11. 11. Step 3: Install Support Brace (02:35)

    How to install a support brace for a ceiling fan.

  12. 12. Ceiling Fan Maintenance Primer (00:57)

    Follow this guide to tune-up, clean and maintain your ceiling fans.

  13. 13. Installing a Ceiling Fan (01:00)

    Find out how to install your new ceiling fan safely and securely.

  14. 14. Step 8: Install Control Switch (01:00)

    How to install the fan controls and adjust the fan for different seasons.

  15. 15. Ceiling Fan Selection (01:00)

    These guidelines will help you select a ceiling fan that fits your space.

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