If you are thinking on improving the air circulation in the confined spaces of your small mobile home, the best option is to install a ceiling fan. Installing a ceiling fan will not only help you save energy, but also decreases the load on the air conditioning system of the home. You can have a variety of ceiling fan designs and sizes to choose from to offer a unique and attractive look to your mobile home. Some of the mobile home manufacturers offer ceiling fans in the small manufactured homes offered by them for an extra charge. The tips shared below will help you install a ceiling fan at your mobile home if it does not have one.
Remove Light Fixture
The first thing that you need to do is to locate a light fixture where you are planning to attach the ceiling fan. Ensure that the power supply to the light is turned off before working on it. Make use of a flathead screwdriver to unscrew the lighting fixture and store it in some safe location until you need it again. With great care, ensure that all the wires are disconnected from the light fixture.
Install the Ceiling Fan
Now you need to carefully remove the mobile home ceiling fan from its packaging. If the fan is not assembled from the factory, take your time to assemble it properly. You need to follow the instructions provided on the packaging carefully to assemble the fan. Often times, you can leave the blade assembly until hanging the unit from the ceiling, but this will depend on the size of the fan that you are trying to install.
Attach Hanging Bracket
Now you need to attach the hanging bracket to the back of the box that is placed at the top of the fan. You can use a screwdriver to accomplish the task. Follow the location points that are offered in the instruction manual. After attaching the hanging bracket, apply a little pressure to it to make sure that the bracket is tightly fastened. Fix it to a wooden surface to offer more support.
Connect Wires and Hang
Use a ladder and connect the wires coming out of the fan box to those that were connected to the light. This wiring is simple and straightforward. All you need to do is to match colors of the wires to connect them. Take care to close the ceiling box cover and tighten the wires after connecting if it is too loose. Make use of the mounted hanging bracket to hang fan and turn it on to make sure that the installation is proper.