You may not have thought much about exhaust fan installation. You just know that you heat your home and cool it. But did you also know that by installing these items you can greatly improve the efficiency of your home heating and cooling system? While you are thinking along those lines, you may be wondering if you need an electrician to install this technology. If you think that you do, read this article for the information that you need.
The first step in your exhaust fan installation is to set up the unit. This will require you to drill a hole through your drywall and into the ceiling hole. This is done so that the wiring can run through the pipe and to the wall outlet. After you drill the hole, it is time to put the unit into place. This requires you to make sure that the wires run properly with the drywall and that the unit is centered over the hole you drilled.
The next thing you need to do is to find your electrical supplier. This person will help you pick out the new fan you need, as well as any other electrical items you need. When you go to buy your new item, it is important to let the salesperson know what style of fan you are looking to purchase, how many amps you need, and where you plan to use it. These things will help you narrow down your choices.
The third step in fan installation is to get your ducts installed. If you do not have ducts already installed, you should consider contacting your local HVAC contractors to help you find a company that can install your ducts for you. They will make sure that your vents are cleaned properly and will be placed in the right spot. After they are installed, you can turn your lights off and enjoy your newly installed luxury cooling units.
The fourth step is to remove your old duct work. First, remove the old flexible duct tape from the wall behind the hot water heater. You will then need to unscrew the two bolts holding the hot water heater to the wall. Be careful when you are doing this next step so as not to damage your walls. Take your time, and be patient.
The fifth step is to access your wall studs with the help of your friend or family member. If you cannot find your wall studs, search for “heat tape stripping,” “hvac masking tape removal,” or “wall stud finder.” Once you have located your studs, take your new exhaust fan and install it above the existing duct work. Do not forget to double up the length so you do not cut into your duct work.
The sixth step is to locate your electrical box and wire the new fan to it. Cut your new fan’s wire to fit its electrical box. If the fan is supplied with a “white” color, your wire will be black. This step should be done before you put the fan back into the bathroom.
The last step is to screw the exhaust fan back onto the ceiling. As with attic access, if you cannot do this, your next option is to use a flat head screwdriver. The advantage of using a screwdriver is that it can penetrate deeper than nails. With a screwdriver, you can pry your attic access panel from the inside. Your last option is to replace the vent opening with a full dome ceiling vent.
The final step in fan installation is to attach the brackets to the ceiling joists with the screws provided. The bracket should go completely into the recess in the top plate. Screw the screws in firmly and you will be finished.
Installing an exhaust fan over an existing fan can be tricky. It is even trickier if the attic access is poor. The first step is to locate the existing fan. Start by removing the blades and screws from the existing fan. Next, locate the screws and disconnect the electrical connection from the existing fan.
The third step is to remove any trim that surrounds the hole in the ceiling hole. Once this trim has been removed, you can use a drywall knife and poke holes in the drywall where the screw recess is. The drywall knife will be useful for getting into the recesses. The fourth step is to line up the holes with the mounting brackets. Use drywall anchors to keep the brackets firmly in place.