Ceiling Fan / April 24, 2018 / Glenna Gillespie
Consider the power, size and durability of all ceiling fan motors before making a decision. Although a larger fan is going to be more expensive than a smaller model, it will have more power and longer durability. This will keep the ceiling fan running without so much as a wobble or noise from wearing down. Another purchase factor is the overall durability and performance of a ceiling fan. Take into consideration the size, shape and pitch of the fan blades. Also consider the height distance between a ceiling fan and the actual ceiling in a room. If the ceiling fan is going to run too close to the ceiling, it will undoubtedly affect how the fan operates. Ceiling fans are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Taking the time to become educated on all the different variations of ceiling fans will ensure the right fit for any home or office.
For installation of a ceiling fan between floors leaves little choice for this task since it cannot be accessed easily from above or below the ceiling since the upper floor is directly above the ceiling box. Cutting a hole in the floor or knocking out the ceiling is not prudent just to place blocking above a ceiling box. Medallions are available but the added expense, labor and time can be prohibitive, especially if the medallion is painted to match the ceiling. The brace type of products that are sold today are an alternative though they work better in theory than in practice as the old ceiling box needs to be removed before they can be installed. Home Depot has a web page devoted to this process which they claim can take ½ a day to complete.