Easy Upgrades for the Weekend DIYer
Weekend of July 9th: Ceiling Fan
The popularity of ceiling fans continues to grow as more and more homeowners discover dramatic, year-round energy savings. In summer, ceiling fans create cooling breezes, which reduce the strain on air conditioners. In winter, they circulate heated air to keep the room warm.
Installing a one is relatively simple, especially if the space above is accessible from an attic. However, even when it isn't, the job is still doable. In How to Install a Ceiling Fan we'll show how to replace an old light fixture with a new ceiling fan and light, in a room with no attic above. The advantage of this approach is that you don't have to run new wiring; the fan connects to the existing cable from the old light.