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Ceiling Fan Installation Cost

The cost of installing a ceiling fan will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your installer. This key will serve as your guide: $0 = no additional cost, $ = standard cost, and $$ = increased cost.

Questions to Ask Yourself

Am I replacing an existing fan or installing a new unit?

$ - When replacing an existing fan.

$$ - When installing a completely new ceiling fan or replacing a light fixture with a ceiling fan (This may require the services of an electrician. The electrical box that supported the light fixture will likely need to be replaced with new fan-rated electrical box).

What kind of fan do I want to install?

$ - When a standard, indoor ceiling fan is installed.

$$ - When a decorative ceiling fan with a light fixture is installed.

$$ - When an outdoor, wet-rated ceiling fan is installed.

How high is the ceiling where the fan needs to be installed?

$ - When the ceiling is of average height.

$$ - When the ceiling is sloped.

$$ - When a downrod extender is needed to install the fan on a vaulted or especially tall ceiling.

What size fan is need for the room?

$ - When a smaller fan is need in a bathroom or small bedroom.

$$ - When a larger fan is needed for a large bedroom or great room.

How will the fan be controlled?

$ - When the fan is turned on and off with a pull chain only.

$$ - When the fan can be turned on and off with a wall control or remote.

Will the replacement fan fit where the existing fan once was?

$ - When the new fan fits in the existing area.

$$ - When drywall may need to be cut or patched in order to accommodate the new ceiling fan.

What type of motor will the ceiling fan have?

$ - When the fan is run by an AC Motor.

$$ - When the fan is run by a more efficient, DC motor.

Ask the Pro:

1. How long do you expect the installation of the fan to take?

2. What type of ceiling fan do you recommend?

3. Do any changes need to be made to the electrical wiring in the room in order to accommodate the fan?

4. Can my ceiling support the weight of the ceiling fan?

5. Is cleanup included in the price quote?

6. Are you (and your crew) insured?

7. Are there any permit inspections necessary to install a ceiling fan in this jurisdiction?

8. Do any safety precautions need to be taken while the ceiling fan is being installed?

9. Do you typically charge a flat fee per ceiling fan installed or do you charge an hourly rate for your services?

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

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