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  • Writer's pictureHorst Odparlik

What you should know about ceiling fans and chandeliers

No pun intended, but ceiling fans are really cool. Think about it; they serve two functions. For one they can help keep you cool and can help prevent you from running your air conditioner too high or too long. They also are decorative pieces that can enhance any living space. When they have the right lighting they also provide a great way to make any room more usable and livable.

Ceiling fans can be tricky to install

This is due to a number of reasons. For starters they have to be wired correctly in order to work with your home’s light switches and current electrical system. Many people have spent hours installing their ceiling fans only to find out they are not wired properly and just won’t turn on. To avoid the frustration, it is best to have a professional electrician perform the installation.

Ceiling fans can also be tricky to install because of their weight and design. Some ceiling fans can be quite heavy and some designs are bulky and difficult to handle. They also have to be installed so that the ceiling can properly handle the weight. The length of the chain, or high or low the ceiling fan itself hangs, also needs to be taken into consideration. Additionally, ceiling fans can come with a number of lighting options built into their design that may affect how they are installed and connected to the broader electrical system.

Another way to add functional lighting that also has style is with a chandelier

Chandeliers are great to install in dining rooms and can enhance the room with elegance and unique lighting options. Much like ceiling fans, they can be tricky to install. They are often much heavier than ceiling fans to the weight distribution really needs to be taken into account in order to make sure the chandelier doesn’t later collapse or that the ceiling can handle the weight of the fixture.

There are a lot of different options when it comes to ceiling fan and chandelier design and they can vary it terms of the lighting they involve. You may want a ceiling fan with a single light or one with multiple. The same with chandeliers. While chandeliers are known for their classic looks, there are actually some more modern and minimalist models out there. So no matter what the look of your home is, you can find a fixture that will fit your style.

For ceiling fan and chandelier installation services in the Tampa Bay area, contact your local friendly Florida licensed electricians at On-Line Electric. They can have your ceiling fan installed right the first time. So whether you are looking for a new installation or a repair on an existing chandelier or ceiling fan,  On-Line Electric is here to help (813) 662-0362.

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