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Ceiling fans make a great addition to any room because they allow for better air circulation and cooling at a relatively low cost. They are also an energy-efficient way of cooling down a space. However, if you have an issue with your fan, it can be tough to decide if you can fix it yourself or if you need to call a professional. Here are the main factors that impact the cost to repair a ceiling fan.
If your ceiling fan won't turn on or stay on, the problem is most likely to be electrical. First check to see if other appliances or lights are not turning on as well. If this is the case you may simply have a blown fuse and may not need to spend the money for repair at all. If the ceiling fan is the only non working appliance then the electrical problem could be in the connection of the wires that connect our ceiling fan to the electrical in your home. You may want to call an electrician to help you determine if this is the problem as electrical issues can be tricky and dangerous.
If your electrical connections are working properly, but the fan still won't work, you may have a faulty or broken motor. You could take the fan to a repair hop specifically for small appliances or motors, but if you have purchased an inexpensive fan you may find that the cost for motor repair will be more expensive than a new fan. However, a higher end fan may very well have come with a comprehensive warranty that will cover a faulty motor. So before giving up, call the manufacturer to find out if you have replacement coverage.
If your fan is not spinning correctly the problem could be a warped or loose fan blade. Replacing or tightening a fan blade is a simple and inexpensive repair
Labor Cost Factors
The correct professional for the repair of a ceiling fan is an electrician. Most electricians charge an hourly rate, but if you describe the issue to them in detail over the phone, they may be able to give you a close ballpark bid on their costs before they come to your home.