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How Much Does it Cost to Install a Ceiling Fan?

Install a Ceiling Fan Costs
Average reported costs
$242
based on 5,290 cost profiles
Most homeowners
spent between
$143 - $352
Low cost
$80
High cost
$600
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Nothing is better for cooling you down, increasing air circulation, removing stale cooking smells or even distributing heat than a ceiling fan. You can have a new ceiling fan installed or replace an old one fairly simply and at a reasonable price. Here are a few things that may affect the cost of installing a ceiling fan

What's your style?

There are ceiling fans in every possible style from traditional carved oak to slick stainless steel, to fans that resemble the propellers of old airplanes. No matter what your style there is a ceiling fan made to match. The first thing to consider when choosing a ceiling fan is how much prominence you want it to have in the room. If you have a small room, a large fan will become a focal point. But If you have 16 foot ceilings, the fan will be much less noticeable. If you want your ceiling fan to match your home's decor consider choosing colors that will compliment the room colors, wood tones that will match existing wood trims or a similar style (modern, country, etc.). Which ceiling fan you choose will affect the price of the project of course. There are as many prices for ceiling fans as there are fans to choose from, so choose one that fits your style and budget.

Fan Size

Ceiling fans are designed to evenly distribute air in a room, so the size of your room can dictate the size of the fan. In very large rooms, you may consider more than one fan. The larger the fan motor, the more expensive it may be. However, if you choose a smaller fan, or choose to use one fan rather than two in a very large room to save on costs, this might end up not giving you the fan power that you need. So weigh your costs against the functionality that you want before making a decision.

Hidden Costs of Electricity

Ceiling fans need about the same amount of power as most light fixtures, so be careful that your electrical circuit doesn't get overloaded. If the fan includes a light fixture, make sure ahead of time that the circuit is able to handle both the fan and light. If your circuit will not hold this capacity then a new circuit must be run from the home's main panel to the fan. So there may be costs incurred with the installation of a ceiling fan for both installing a new circuit, and for increases to your electrical bill.

Fan Installation

Although some ceiling fans have exposed cords that can be plugged into wall sockets, the preferable installation is for the fan to be wired into the ceiling like a light fixture. If there was an existing fan or light fixture already in the room, the installation is reasonably simple using the existing wires.However, if there was not a preexisting fixture, you will need to create a place to hang the fan. Of course, it is easiest to install ceiling bracing and electrical wiring during new home construction even if you will be installing a fan at a later time. But if you want to place a fan in a new location in your home, new wiring must be run to the new location. Consult an electrician about the costs for wiring the new ceiling fan or for using the existing wires.

 

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Deb Zeldis 8 months ago
I've been getting quotes of $520-$550 from home advisor electricians. My assumption is they're just not interested in a small job. There must be someone who has an extra few hours on his hands that will charge a more appropriate fee!
Jim Wood 7 months ago
Hi Deb, where are you located?
sandy hartwig 18 days ago
I am almost afraid to get quotes.  I need at least 2 ceiling fans installed with no current fixture in place- this house was built in 79 and no ceiling lights.  Is this considered a "small" job?
Bryan Burgess 18 days ago

Hi Sandy,

It depends on whether there is access above the ceiling where the fans will be installed, and how they will be controlled. The lowest cast installation will have access above the ceiling, access to local branch circuitry, and not wall control (fan pull chain operation). You can budget about $175 - $250 per fan if you are in the Dallas area. These criteria will add to that cost: 

* No attic access over the installation location

* Ceiling heights over 10 feet

* No local wiring (above ceiling)

* Adding wall control or hand held remote control

* Adding slope adapters for vaulted ceilings with more than a 30-degree slope


No installer can give you a fare price for this install over the phone. We offer free site quotes for our service area: Dallas Metro.


Bryan Burgess

Service General

www.sg-tx.com

sandy hartwig 17 days ago
thank you Bryan for your reply.  I do have attic access but no idea on wiring above the ceiling.     Thank you for the advice on not taking a quote over the phone.  Unfortunately I am not in the Dallas area to use your business.  Good service goes a long way with me.
sandy hartwig 16 days ago
Thank you Bryan for your reply - its helpful to know what things will make it more expensive so perhaps I wont be in shock when I start getting estimates!
Timothy Stadelmann, Sr. 4 months ago
hello every one i CHARGE 150.00 per fan and light if there is existing fan or electrical box already there if not to install a electrical box and install all wiring to fan and switch and install fan it is 300.00 plus materials and they can run around 100.00 thanks stadelmanns handyman services feel free to call for free estimates 859-620-1427
ranae vega 6 months ago
I need 2 celing fans installed on a high celing 20 ft high
Jim Wood 7 months ago
Hi Deb, I'm a contractor and I usually charge $100 to $200 per fan. More fans come in at a lower cost. My company is EJW Restoration, Inc.
Santosh Prasad 6 months ago
Jim - I am looking to replace existing fan (no wiring). Just one Fan ..zip code 08518. Let me know if you cover this area
Sri Jan 4 months ago
Hi Jim, Do you service in zip 08536? Thanks
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