Ceiling Fan Installation in Ottawa
Looking for ceiling fan installation in Ottawa? You’ve come to the right place. Our electricians are experienced in installing all types of ceiling fans in residential and commerical settings.
Ceiling fans move air and promote circulation in a home. Fans improve or control coolness, warmth, odors, and humidity. During the summer months, they circulate air to keep you cool but are also useful in winter at slow speed to circulate the hot air from your central heating system away from the ceiling and speeding up the convection rate.
Ceiling fans remain an easy way to add distinction and ambiance to your home. They can also be a premium when you list your home for sale. Stylish ceiling fans come in all configurations, sizes, and colors, and can add to your furnishings. Connect a lighting kit with your fan for even lighting across all rooms.
As the days continue to heat, sometimes A/C is a bit too much. Ceiling fans don’t cool the air; they generate air movement to cool you down. If the temperatures aren’t too heated, a gentle breeze in your family room, bedroom, even outside areas can be more than enough.
As the warmth continues to climb and you turn on your A/C, ceiling fans can add to the efficiency. An A/C can cool the air, but a ceiling fan can circulate it everywhere in your room. And in doing so, it can allow you to increase the temperature rating a degree or two because the air movement makes you feel more relaxed. A higher setting means your air conditioner won’t operate as much, reducing your utility bills.
If A/C costs are lowered even by a few cents, ceiling fans could still be worth it. On average, fans can help save four to seven percent on cooling costs when coupled with an air conditioner.
Ceiling Fan Installation tips
- A fan’s efficacy indicates how well it moves air
Every new ceiling fan sold is labeled with its efficacy. For fans, the degree of efficacy is how much airflow you get for the amount of electrical power you insert. Its units are cubic feet per minute of airflow over watts (W) of electrical energy. A dependable fan will give you more than 100 cfm per watt; a cheap one may be as faint as 30 cfm per watt.
2. Bigger ceiling fans are better
While you are comparing those labels, you may notice a similarity. Fans that have long blades have the best efficacies, and those with the stubbiest blades have the worst. You should avoid the little short-blade fans, no matter how charming, if you’re interested in airflow. If you want cute, though, go right ahead.
3. Lower speeds are more effective
Another item you will see when viewing fan efficacy markers is that you will get added cfm per watt when you operate the fan on medium than on high and further still on low than on medium. The only reasonable conclusion here is to get the largest fan you can fit into the room, with proper clearances, and run it on the faintest speed that keeps you comfortable.
Electrical Codes for Installing Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are more substantial than most ceiling fixtures. Consequently, ceiling fans must be sufficiently supported to prevent them from dropping.
To correctly install a ceiling fan and implement the necessary support, two processes must be followed:
– An approved equipment box designed to carry the weight of the ceiling fan must get installed.
– The equipment box must get connected to supported structure elements such as wood ceiling joists or wood blocks that are fastened properly between two ceiling joists.
Certified ceiling equipment boxes that own expandable bar hanging devices can be used when fitted by following the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Where a box is used as the individual support for a ceiling paddle fan, the box must be listed for this design and include the weight of the fan.
Ceiling paddle fans under 35 lb. can be supported straight to an outlet box that is identified for this design [422.18(A)].
Ceiling paddle fans surpassing 35 lb. Must be supported separately of the outlet box unless the box is listed to support the mass of the fan [422.18(B)].
CSA standard C22.2 No. 113, “Fans and Ventilators,” demands that ceiling fans be provided with #10 screws for attaching to a ceiling outlet box. Ceiling outlet boxes specially designed for this purpose are accessible in the market and new Code Rules
will ensure where they are to be used, such that boxes get installed correctly.
The CSA certified fan-rated boxes appear in a style that has accepted screws already in the position to fasten to a joist. If a joist is unavailable, you need to use the fan-rated spreader bar.
The electrical inspector in Ontario will decline the inspection if the safety cable is not attached. The ESA Code is explicit on installing devices according to producers’ instructions.
Applications for Installing Ceiling Fans
Almost any room in a home can warrant the installation of a ceiling fan depending on enough clearance and space.
- Over the table in the dining room.
- Laundry room.
- Living room.
- 2nd floor
Ceiling Fan Installation Warranties
Most fans have warranties of 3-5 years, depending on residential or commercial. Some give a limited lifetime warranty from big box stores. Home insurances may also cover ceiling fan warranties.
Always seek help from a professional electrician before attempting any work yourself. Contact Mike Fuller Electric today for your ceiling fan inquires.
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