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Do I need a licensed electrician to install a ceiling fan?

Always
56%
Only when a new electrical junction box must be installed
17%
Not if an electrical junction box is already installed in the correct location
17%
Never
2%
Not sure
6%
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Question: Do I need a licensed electrician to install a ceiling fan?
Top Answer (56% of 75 votes): Always.

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Answer: Always
Explanation: Licensed electricians are trained in the proper isolation techniques and the knowledge to verify "Live Dead Live" to insure safety of themselves and others occupying the residence. The liability of the property owner is lessened with using a licensed electrician due to specified training.
Brighten, Inc.
Answer: Always
Explanation: Depending what jurisdiction you live in you may be allowed to do your own electrical work I would never advise that same way I would never advise somebody to perform surgery on themselves most electrical equipment say right in the Box from the manufacturer to have licensed electrician install it
LVC Electric inc
Answer: Always
Explanation: Should always have a qualified licensed Electrician perform your electrical work.
Clear Electrical Solutions, LLC
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Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Some municipalities do not require a permit to swap out a ceiling fan, but it is usually a good idea to hire an electrician if you are installing any new electrical
Construct Boss
Answer: Always
Explanation: always use a licensed contractor that way you know what your getting
ELITE ELECTRIC SERVICES
Answer: Not if an electrical junction box is already installed in the correct location
Explanation: The most important thing to consider here is the support of the ceiling fan and what type of box it is going to attach to along with the required switching. A improper installation and at the least you will have a wobbling fan and the worst it can fall out entirely.
D B Electric
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Answer: Only when a new electrical junction box must be installed
Explanation: A handyman can install a device as long as there is already an appropriate size box for the device
My Electrician
Answer: Always
Explanation: Improper installation ,Can burn out ceiling fan, Risk of fire if improperly wired .
Advanced Electrical Solutions LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: The State of North Carolina requires anyone that works on electrical that they are required to have an electrical license.
Seabreeze Electric
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Answer: Not if an electrical junction box is already installed in the correct location
Explanation: Any one can install a fan in a rated box. You need a licensed electrician to install wiring.
Kristoff Electric
Answer: Not if an electrical junction box is already installed in the correct location
Explanation: As long as the junction box can support the weight of the fan
Advanced Electrical and Energy
Answer: Always
Explanation: It will be wise to always hire an electrician to install any electrical installation. A licensed electrician who is insured and bonded will insure the safety and integrity is meet. Hiring a nonlicensed electrician can cause major fire hazards and potential death or harm because of not haven a license.
Branch Power Services
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Answer: Always
Explanation: You should have an experienced licensed electrician to do your electrical work , I have gone to many houses and fixed or re-wired ceiling fans where a handyman screwed up the installation, a few of them started cutting holes running extra wires and charging the customer until they fired them.
DiBiagio Electrical Construction llc
Answer: Always
Explanation: using unlicensed and uninsured electricians is not only illegal its also very risky if they get hurt or burn your house guess who gets the blame? The home owner so a minor cost could become a major cost
GREEN ELECTRIC
Answer: Always
Explanation: It is always a good idea to have a professional install electrical items in your home. Electricity can be quite dangerous..
Robert Herrie Electrician
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Answer: Always
Explanation: A professional will get the job done correctly and quicker. The cost difference will be minimal too.
Dolce Electric Co
Answer: Always
Explanation: home owners are legally and liable responsible for anything that goes wrong with the installation property and personal injury to workers in the house .
pro volt electric
Answer: Always
Explanation: For safety reasons it's best to hire a professional.
Lone Wolf Electric
ProMatcher
Answer: Not if an electrical junction box is already installed in the correct location
Explanation: Electricians are best suited for installing anything electrical due to their training and hours under a master qaulifing them to do the wrk correctly
woodpecker construction
Answer: Always
Explanation: I know that there are plenty of people out there that are more than capable of installing a ceiling fan on there own, but is it really worth the risk. If we are just swapping out a fan we charge $120.00. There are so many things to look for when installing a ceiling fan to make sure it is done safely.
Tom's Electrical, Inc.
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It depends on your area. Sometimes yes, many times no. ALWAYS get references & check credentials.
La Rose Home Repair
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Answer: Always
Explanation: Always Hire a License Contractors
Certified Quality Air Conditioning Inc
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This depends on local codes.
Freedom Handyman Services, Inc.
Answer: Always
Explanation: Any fixture repair or replacement requires a permit from the state which only a licenced electrician can do.
H.O. Electric
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