How Much Does It Cost to Install Ceiling Fans
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Installing a ceiling fan in your home has many benefits and can be cheaper than using a cooling system to cool your home. Installing a fan is complex, and it should always be done by a licensed electrician to ensure it is mounted safely. Whether you have a new build or an older home, the installation process remains and the price is generally a flat rate, assuming there are no unexpected complications.
LR Electrical LLC specializes in ceiling fan installations serving Delaware homeowners and has successfully installed countless ceiling fans. If you are interested in hiring a licensed electrician to install a fan for you safely, continue reading below for a breakdown of the cost.
Average Cost for a Standard Installation
On average, Delaware homeowners can expect to pay anywhere between $85 and $300, which includes the time it takes for the installation. Here is a breakdown of the total installation cost.
- Hiring an Electrician: Rangs from $85 to$100 per hour for labor.
- Installation Time: 1 to 3 hours, on average, for a standard installation. If new wiring is required, installation time can exceed three hours.
When our electricians are hired to install a new ceiling fan, they will conduct an on-site consultation before the installation to provide you with a final service quote. Assuming the process is standard with no unusual issues, you can expect to pay between $85 and $300. The total cost does not include a new ceiling fan, as you will need to purchase one separately. If you are still determining which fan to purchase, below is a breakdown of the average cost based on the style.
Cost of Installing a Ceiling Fan With a Downrod Extension
The average Delaware home is built with an 8-ft ceiling height which is perfect for fan installations because, as per code, they must be installed with a minimum of 7 feet between the floor and ceiling. In this situation, the fan will be mounted flush against the ceiling, requiring no additional components.
If the home was built with a ceiling greater than 8 ft, the installation process would look different. The electrician will be required to install a low-profile pole known as a downrod. The rod connects the ceiling fan’s motor to the ceiling mount, allowing the fan to distribute air closers to the floor.
When a downrod is installed with the ceiling fan, you can expect the installation price to increase. On average, a 3″ will cost $6 to $10. For a rod greater than 70″, the price can range from $80-$100. In addition, when a rod is installed, it will increase the installation time by 30 minutes or more, increasing the overall service cost.
Hiring a licensed electrician to install your ceiling fan is not only affordable, but it is also a safe option that ensures the fan is securely mounted to your ceiling so it can operate optimally. If your Delaware home can use a fan to keep you cool on warm days, get in touch with us by filling out the contact form or give us a call to schedule onsite consultation.