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Need to Replace a Ceiling Fan?

Amanda replaces an exterior ceiling fan

Did you know that replacing a ceiling fan is a simple way to update your decor? Manufacturers frequently change the style and design of ceiling fans, so they can quickly begin to look “dated.” Fortunately, it is straight-forward to replace an existing ceiling fan! If you live in Baton Rouge, LA 70808, we can can install a new ceiling fan for you!


Benefits of a New Ceiling Fan


  • You can pick the style that you want

  • Many models come with a remote control

  • LED bulbs are standard on most new fans = energy efficiency!


Buying Tips


How is the existing fixture mounted?

  • Most ceiling fans come with hardware for an angle-mount or down-rod mount installation. If the fan will be mounted on a sloped/angled ceiling (such as a cathedral ceiling), then it would need to be angle-mounted. If the fan will be installed on a regular flat ceiling, then a down-rod installation would be suitable.


What size is the fixture?

  • Ceiling fan are measured by the diameter of unit across the blades.


Is the ceiling fan installed on the exterior or the interior of your home?

  • Many homes in south Louisiana have a ceiling fan on the porch. For any exterior installation, we recommend an exterior-rated product. It will hold up better and last longer in our humid and buggy conditions! Also an exterior fixture will be safer from an electrical standpoint because it is protected from moisture (read: bad for electrical wiring)!


Will the new ceiling fan replace an existing ceiling fan?

  • If so, then we can install the new unit! If not, then we would most likely recommend that a licensed electrician evaluate the circuit and install the unit.


What brands do we recommend?

  • This is a great question! Hunter is a well known and trusted brand of ceiling fans.


If you have any other questions about replacing a light fixture in your home, please give us a call at 225-380-8913 or email us at!


R Russ and Daughter

The Quality Handyman LLC

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