I have moved into a new apartment that does not have a light fixture on the ceiling. How am I going to install my ceiling fan?
You will have to buy a shallow surface-mounted junction box that screws into the ceiling. Make sure that it attaches to a stud or a rafter in the ceiling. If not, the fan will tumble to the ground. If you are unable to run any wiring from the space above through the ceiling, run surface wiring with a protective metal covering along the ceiling and down the wall to an outlet.