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How Much Does Installing a Ceiling Fan Cost?


There are many advantages to adding a ceiling fan into the interior design of your home besides their main function of cooling off a room. Having this type of fans in your home can reduce your energy costs, can provide comfort, and can be a stylish lighting source.

Standard ceiling fans are usually quite cheap but must be installed by a licenced electrician who will respect the Australian standards and procedures. For a standard fan installation, professional electricians will charge on average about $77 per hour. If the job is straightforward and simple, they might charge less. On the other hand, if the installation is complicated, the electrician’s rate can be as high as $80 per hour.

Overall, for a complete fan installation, a homeowner should expect to pay between $200 and $400. If the homeowner installs several fans, the cost per fan installation might be reduced.

Although installing a ceiling fan is usually a straightforward job, there can be certain tasks and aspects that can influence the costs and the rates of the electricians. These are some of the most common things that can influence the ceiling fan costs:


1.The number of units installed

Most electricians will charge a fixed fee per fan, so you should be prepared to pay more if you have several fans installed. Furthermore, if the contractors have to remove the old fans before installing the new ones, you might also have to pay extra. Make sure that you explain to the electrician exactly how many fans they will install before asking them for a quote.


2.The type of ceiling fans installed


If you are getting fans that are remote-controlled, then you should know that these are the easiest ones to install and to use. If however, you want to get a wall switch installed for them, then you should know that the installation might take longer and the costs will be increased.

Make sure that you know the type of technology that you what before hiring an electrician to install these appliances.


3. Special circumstances


In some cases, a homeowner might learn that they need to have additional wiring installed before getting the fans up and running.

The majority of electricians will charge more if they must handle complicated situations or unexpected issues. For example, if the ceiling is extremely high, it might be more difficult for the electrician to install the ceiling fans.

Before hiring an electrician, you should get quotes from several tradies to make sure that you are getting a fair price. Don’t forget to tell them all the important details that might influence the final cost.


Why is it important to hire a professional electrician for a ceiling fan installation?

Hiring professional electricians that are licenced and insured is extremely important. One of the main reasons you should only hire licenced tradies is because they can guarantee your safety. Additionally, they will also ensure that the ceiling fans are installed correctly and if they get hurt on the job, their insurance company will take care of it.

Keep in mind that in Australia, hiring unlicenced electricians is illegal.

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Topics: Property Services, Repairs & Maintenance, Tradie Advice

Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.

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