|New ceiling fan mounted in living room!|
We decided to put the fan in the center of the living area towards the north wall. At 60" its nearly half as wide as the house. We used a circle saw to cut a hole in the ceiling. Yes, I confirmed it was not going to be under a rafter before I got started! lol Then I pushed the wire from the outside down along gap until we could reach it. We set the support box and bracket in place and wired it up. All-in-all, it was pretty simple. It has a super efficient DC motor and is really quiet. I ran some specs on it before we closed in the wiring access.
This means that you could run the fan on Medium (setting 3) 24/7 for a month for about 34¢ (we're at 10¢/KWHr).
Really nice to feel a cool breeze throughout the day and night. We were able to raise our AC thermostat by several degrees. If we can cut 1-2 hours of AC (750watts) use per day and run a fan (5watts) it will make a huge difference in electric use.