I am thinking about installing a ceiling fan in place of a light fixture in my house. Is that safe?
While the ceiling wiring may be ready to accept the fan, you’ll need to determine if your ceiling is rated for the fan. Nothing like firing up the fan for the first time for it only to land on the floor—best case scenario for an ill-prepared ceiling. More than likely if it is a plastic or fiberglass box it is not rated for a ceiling fan. No problem though! You can easily replace the box remodel kit designed for ceiling fans.