Installing a ceiling fan is an easy home improvement: It completes the look of your space’s style, brings year-round comfort, and doesn’t require an extensive renovation budget. The average ceiling fan installation cost ranges depending on where you live and depending on the ceiling fan you choose there are other costs you’ll need consider.
How much does it cost to install a ceiling fan
The cost of an electrician per hour varies in different areas, but the average ceiling fan installation cost ranges from $60 to $250. It can take one hour or upwards of two and a half hours depending on the ceiling fan, current electrical work in your home, and ceiling height. The time and price typically includes installing the ceiling fan rated box and installing the ceiling fan itself. If you have an older home that needs extensive electrical work like a new electrical panel, plan to spend more.
How much a ceiling fan costs
The other ceiling fan installation cost to consider is how much you have for a ceiling fan budget. Are you looking to stay under $200? Or would you like a fan with state-of-the-art features? Hunter offers stylish ceiling fans for every budget.
Hunter ceiling fans under $200 come in a variety of styles from modern to rustic and a range of features like pull chains or remote controls and light bulbs or integrated light kits without lights and have various control options like pull chains and handheld remotes. Hunter ceiling fans in a higher price range come with state-of-the-art features like SIMPLEconnect™ WiFi ceiling fans that work with your smart devices.
Ceiling fan accessories
Depending on the ceiling height for where you’re installing the ceiling fan or if you want additional controls, the ceiling fan cost can go up.
If you’re installing the ceiling fan in a room with high ceilings, you’ll need an extension downrod. Ceiling fan downrods can cost between $10 to $75, depending on the length. To determine what size extension downrod you need, simply take your ceiling height in feet and subtract 8. You’ll need to convert that measurement to inches because ceiling fan downrods are measured in inches.
For sloped or vaulted ceilings exceeding 34 degrees, a sloped ceiling adapter is needed to ensure proper ceiling fan installation. This type of adapter costs about $37 and replaces the ceiling fan canopy that comes with your fan.
If you want to add an additional ceiling fan control or add a wall control to a fan with handheld remote, an accessory control will add an additional $30 to $100 to your ceiling fan installation cost. Typically, the remote receiver is included with the accessory control; if it isn’t, it can cost around $30 for the necessary receiver. Keep in mind that if you’re adding a wall control to your fan, there may be additional work required at your wall switch. You can always reach out to a certified, professional electrician for help.
Learn more about what accessories you need or might want for your ceiling fan installation by checking out our ceiling fan buying guide.
Installing a ceiling fan yourself
While installing a ceiling fan can be done by the average DIY-er, every situation is unique. Before you get started installing a ceiling fan yourself, get some installation tips from our ceiling fan installation guide and review your fan’s specific manual. If you are not comfortable installing or wiring your fan, we recommend consulting a licensed, professional electrician to help make sure you have the appropriate ceiling fan rated box as well as with the ceiling fan wiring.
Image from alanbhenderson
There are a lot of factors to consider when determining your ceiling fan installation cost. You’ll want to get quotes from electricians in your area to determine the actual installation cost. If you need expert help, check out our partners over at Home Advisor.