To change your ceiling fan, make sure you have the proper things needed. Look at the paper work that came with it and it should let you know. But most time you don’t need any more than a screw driver and electrical tape.
Before proceeding with this, you will need to turn the power off to the room in which you are changing the fixture. If your computer is in that room, please print out these instructions. If you don’t have a printer, write them down if needed.
After the power is off. Using a step ladder is usually the best idea as a chair can tip over. Unscrew the little screws that hold the light fixture in and careful remove the light fixture by undoing the wiring. If it’s taped it may take a little longer to remove. If it has covers on them, the process is simple, unscrew them off and the wires should come apart.
After this you will need to follow the instruction on the paper and put together the items it says. After you have this done, you will need to make sure you have the proper reinforcement on the brace. They usually include that with the fan itself. This allows the fan to hold tighter to the ceiling without wobbling. It should also have a small latch that allows you to place the base of the fan on it and hold it in place to attach the wires. Do Not Forget This Step!
The wires are the same as the light fixture, except one extra wire will be added on. If your house isn’t wired for a ceiling fan the instructions should tell you to take the wire that allows the ceiling fan to work and attach it and the red wire to the main wire in the ceiling.
Once you have that done, screwing the base of the fan on with the screws provided will be easy.
After this, it should instruct you to install the fan blades.
Once this is done, you can turn your power back, but leave the light switch off to the room you just installed your new fixture. This way you can make sure to be there to check things out when you flip on the switch.
Now turn it on, and viola, you have a ceiling fan you installed.