Definitely. In the event the light fixture was also wired for a fan, as mentioned above, you certainly can install a fan with no difficulty. You could also install new switches that will control light level and fan speed, and they can be found at any good hardware store or Home Depot/Lowes kind of place.
However, it is possible that one switch supplies the light fixture, and the other controls, say, the upper half of the wall outlets, as is common. you still can wire the fan up just fine, but you'll have to control light level and fan speed using on the pull cords (the black and red wires in the fan would just be twisted together with the black wire from the ceiling) UNLESS your fan comes with a remote. Then it's possible to get separate fan and light control from a unipolar switch, as the remote receiver installed takes one power source in and divides it into two going out. Then you can just leave the switch on the wall on all the time, and turn the light and fan on and off, change speed, dim and brighten, all from the remote.
I've installed six ceiling fans in my home so far, making due with some pretty screwed-up wiring performed by the previous owner, who wasn't nearly as good an electrician as he thought he was. There are always work-arounds.
· 1 decade ago