A ceiling fan can be an excellent addition to almost any room in your house. Inexpensive and utilizing very little power, these fans can significantly reduce your reliance on HVAC systems while adding a stylish touch to any room. However, if you’re thinking about having a ceiling fan installation done in northern Virginia, it’s best to call in professional installers to handle the job.
It can be tempting to do this as a DIY project, but it’s more complicated – and more dangerous – than most homeowners realize.
Four Reasons to Leave Your Ceiling Fan Installation to The Professionals
1. You’re fighting gravity the whole time
One of the hardest parts of installing a ceiling fan is that it has to be done high off the ground, reaching over your head. This means you’re constantly fighting against gravity while trying to do some tricky installation work, and this is easier said than done! Doing that sort of work is a lot more tiring than people realize, and even a single mistake can send your fan crashing to the ground, damaging it.
2. High risk of injury
On the topic of gravity, there’s also the danger to you, if you become unbalanced and fall off your ladder. Additionally, there’s the danger to anyone below who might be harmed in a fall. These are risks that you just don’t need to take.
3. Electrical work is ALWAYS dangerous
The power systems running through a modern home are no joke and touching a live wire can have serious consequences. Of course, fan installation is properly done with the power switched off – but that means trying to do wiring work in the dark (or balancing a flashlight) and any mistake could mean electrical shorts or worse once you flip the breaker back on.
4. No warranties
Virginia requires a one-year warranty when you get a professional ceiling fan installation, which protects you as a buyer. But that’s not the case if you DIY. If anything goes wrong, it may be assumed by the manufacturer that it was due to faulty installation, and you’re unlikely to receive any sort of warranty support.
Turn to RD Matthews Electrical Contracting for Safe Ceiling Fan Installation in Northern Virginia
For over 25 years, we’ve provided top-quality electrical contracting work across all Northern Virginia. Don’t risk your health or your property on DIY electrical work. Contact RD Matthews Electrical Contracting and get the job done right!