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Posted by: from Burlington
4/4/2019 at 8:30:16 AM

Can a ceiling fan be installed without its own wall switch? In other words, can the fan be tied in to the electrical wiring for a room's light fixtures?

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Date/Time4/4/2019 at 9:04:07 AM

Answer is no! Fan needs to be on its own switch.

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Richard from Alghor Construction in Laval
Date/Time4/4/2019 at 9:28:03 AM

Unfortunately it has to be connected to the wall switch.

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Date/Time4/4/2019 at 9:29:33 AM

Yes it can be installed on the same circuit as the existing light and switch. If you purchase a fan with a remote, you will be able to shut off the fan while the other lights are still off.

Marcello - 3e Electrical Construction

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Date/Time4/4/2019 at 9:42:37 AM

Yes, they generally come with a remote you can mount on the wall that controls both the fan and the light off of one circuit.

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Adam from Livewire Electric in Okotoks
Date/Time4/4/2019 at 10:19:29 AM

Yes. I can install a ceiling fan to an exsisting lighting out let, the switch for that lighting outlet will be the switch for the ceiling fan.

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Date/Time4/4/2019 at 11:16:43 AM

Yes, you can. Usually the fan has a remote control or two in-build switches, if you have combination light and fan unit.Existing light switch on the wall that controls both the fan and the light off of one circuit.

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Date/Time4/5/2019 at 12:03:56 AM

Hi Ross,

Think of it as just swapping out a light fixture...same switch etc.

It doesn't require any higher voltage etc...just a straight forward swap.

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Date/Time4/5/2019 at 9:41:13 AM

I saw some fan wit light on it but by build code i think need be separate switch but if it old house and you no want wire again new line you can use the fan what comes wit light and use same switch to make you life easier

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Date/Time4/15/2019 at 10:38:54 PM

A ceiling fan does not need to be installed on a dedicated switch. More importantly though, it needs to be installed on a fan rated box with the proper supports.

Cheers

John Kuehnl-Cadwell, CD, ME

Master Electrician

Datwise Solutions Inc

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