If you’re installing your fan on a finished ceiling that doesn’t have an outlet or wiring, find a joist or rafter behind the ceiling covering, and cut a hole through the covering where you want the fan to be located. Make the hole a bit larger than the electrical outlet box that you install.
Using a saw, notch the rafter or joist the width and depth of the box so the bottom of the box will be flush with the surface of the ceiling.
Power wires (the 12/2 with ground) are “fished: between the joists or above them if there is a crawl space above the ceiling.
Power can be tapped from an existing circuit (be sure to turn the power off) or you can run a new circuit from the main electrical panel. If you choose to do this, have a professional electrician make this connection.
Once the hanger has been securely fastened to the ceiling, run the downrod of the fan through the canopy, and the three electrical wires from the fan through the downrod assembly.
Next, attach the downrod to the motor stem by inserting the bolt provided with your fan, and insert and spread the cotter pin that also accompanies the fan. Fasten the setscrew so that it is secure.
Without the blades attached, lift the fan into position and put the swivel into the hanger bracket. Connect the power wires as previously explained.
If the fan has a light kit, remove the switch housing on the fan and the center screw. Screw the light kit onto the bottom plate. Have a helper hold the kit assembly into position while you connect the fan’s blue wire to the light’s black wire and the fan’s white wire to the light’s white wire. Use wire nuts for these splices and wrap them with electrical tape. Now screw on the bottom plate, light and attach the glass. (Again, be sure to follow the instructions in the kit.)
Mount the bracket and put the blades into the holders, then fasten the blades to the fan motor.
Finally, connect the fan to power. White wires attach to white and black-to-black. Connect the ground wire to the ceiling box via a screw or clip, or splice it to an incoming ground wire.