Installing a ceiling fan is an easy home improvement update that doesn’t require an extensive renovation budget. Even if you’re replacing a light fixture with a ceiling fan, the ceiling fan installation cost isn’t a budget buster. It can potentially save you money as well.
How much does it cost to install a ceiling fan
If you are a handy person and can install the ceiling fan rated box as well as install the ceiling fan by yourself, you only have to cover supplies! However, wiring and electrical work can be daunting, so consult a licensed, professional electrician to help with making sure you have the appropriate ceiling fan rated box as well as with installing a ceiling fan.
Installing a ceiling fan can one hour or up to two and a half hours, depending on the ceiling fan, current electrical work in your home, and ceiling height. That typically includes installing the ceiling fan rated box and the ceiling fan installation. Depending on the hourly rates of electricians in your area, it can range from $60 to $250 to install a ceiling fan. If you have an older home with extensive electrical work needed like a new electrical panel, plan to spend more.
At Hunter, our engineers and designers are continuing to innovate new methods to make for easy ceiling fan installation. For example, our fan’s remote receivers are preinstalled for easier wiring and, therefore, less time installing your fan. (It also makes changing the ceiling fan direction easier, but we’ll get to that in a minute.)
Ceiling fan cost
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.
Energy efficient ceiling fans can help with energy costs
A ceiling fan installation gives your room an updated design as well as functionality to help reduce your energy bills.
A ceiling fan utilizes the “wind chill effect” to make you feel cooler, meaning you can turn up the thermostat between six to eight degrees since the ceiling fan will make you feel cooler. This can help you can save up to 47 percent on cooling costs. Of course, this also depends on local climate conditions and energy rates.
You can save roughly 15 percent on your heating bill during the cold months by reversing the ceiling fan direction in the winter to clockwise. Switching the fan direction and using it on a low speed creates an upward draft that sends warm air throughout the room. Simply change the ceiling fan direction by adjusting the small switch on the fan’s body or if you have a fan with our preinstalled receiver you can use the included handheld remote. If you have one of our SIMPLEconnect WiFi ceiling fans, you can change the ceiling fan direction in our app.
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. Don’t forget to consider how much you want to spend on a ceiling fan as well as the money you’ll potentially save by installing a ceiling fan.