Interesting Information About Ceiling Fans/Paddle Fans
Ceiling fans can be very useful. The obvious is to cool down. The fan circulates and pushes air downward in the summer. A feature not well known is that you can change a switch on the fan and it will circulate in the opposite direction. Then the fan will push warm air that has risen to the ceiling area back down to you where it can be reused in the winter.I install a lot of ceiling fans in a remodel application. Add fans where there is currently a light or add a new one altogether.
2. Mounted on the side of the joist or truss
3. Mounted using a bar (used when spanning between 2 joists or trusses)
Another method would be to install another wire to the new fan and have wall switches for both the fan and the light.