Home / Style Guide / Learn About Ceiling Fans / How to Install A Ceiling Fan How To Install a Ceiling Fan Installing a ceiling fan has never been so easy. If ceiling fan wiring and the number of ceiling fan parts seems intimidating, don't panic. It's easier than you think. Let's get started with our ceiling fan installation. While each fan is provided with a full set of installation instructions and they should be followed completely, it is important to know that a fan must be installed on a fan-specific outlet box. Typically, the outlet box will have, “Acceptable for Fan Support” stamped into the box. These boxes are secured to the structure of the building and provide two 10/24 threaded mounting posts that are used to mount the fan rather than the outlet box ears, typically employed with a lighting fixture. If you have any questions about ceiling fan installation, ceiling fan wiring or find yourself uncertain after examining the outlet box, it is always safest to consult a qualified electrician. They can usually install a fan-rated box in place of a standard outlet box in most ceilings. Beyond this crucial element, careful follow the assembly and installation instructions specific to the model you select. These steps, along with periodic checking the tightness of the fasteners in a fan will deliver years of cooling pleasure. Learn more on how to choose the right ceiling fan. Watch our video for an easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to install a ceiling fan.