Ceiling Fan Installation Costs (Average Cost In 2023)
A ceiling fan is a relatively inexpensive and simple way to cool a room. It moves stale air and introduces a gentle breeze, and in winter, one can reverse the direction that the blades turn, which will encourage heat to dissipate around the room and to increase the ambient temperature. Several factors will determine the price that you pay for ceiling fan installation.
Assuming that you have a fan already, the job will usually take between one and two hours with a total cost running anywhere between $50 and $250. The ceiling fan and additional accessories can total several hundred dollars, and, and if you need to have your room rewired this can add yet another $200 or more to the price. Although you could pay as little as $50 to have an existing fan fitted, you could have to pay $1,000 for a new fan, rewiring, and the fitting.
Ceiling Fan Cost
If you don’t already have a ceiling fan, you will need certainly one!
As well as the type of fan, you will also need to choose the most appropriate size. For a room that is roughly 50 square feet, you should choose a 32” fan while a 100 sq-ft room will require a larger, 40” fan. For a 175 sq-ft space, opt for a 50” fan, and buy a 65” model for rooms of 300 square feet.
Additional costs also include items like the downrod. The cost of this depends on the size required. The blades of a fan usually sit 7 feet off the ground, and the downrod will lower a ceiling fan to this level. If you have a 9ft ceiling, you will need a roughly 1.5ft rod because taking the size of the fitting into account, this will leave the blades at the optimum height. The smallest downrods are 6 inches and cost $10. The largest, 5-foot poles, cost $50 or more.
Cost of Installation
It will usually take around two hours to complete the installation of a fan, regardless of whether it is a replacement of a new fan installation. However, while a handyman can install a replacement fan, you will need an electrician out to add a new fan.
Outdoor Ceiling Fan Installation
There are some instances where homeowners want ceiling fans fitted outdoors. For example, if you have a covered patio and you like to sit or entertain here, a ceiling fan can be used to get the perfect ambient temperature. In these cases, you will need an appropriately rated ceiling fan.
In addition to the costs above, some additional features attract additional costs. These are not necessary features, but they can make your experience more enjoyable or more beneficial.
A physical remote costs around $100, although some models can cost as much as $1,000. Rather than the pull cord that is typically used to control this ceiling-mounted device, a remote is handheld and can be used while sat in your seat.
A remote app offers more functionality and is more convenient because it can be installed on your phone, tablet, or other mobile device. Some of these apps can be combined with a smart home system so that you can control the ceiling fan using your smart home app, too. If you want a smart home enabled ceiling fan, ensure that you buy a model of fan that is capable of this.
Ceiling Fan Installation Costs
There are a lot of factors that determine the final price for ceiling fan installation: not least, whether you need to buy a fan or not, and whether you are replacing an existing unit or having a brand new one installed. Ignoring the cost of the fan itself, because the price can differ dramatically, you should expect to pay between $50 and $250 for a relatively standard installation with minimal, if any, unforeseen problems.
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