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How Much to Install a Ceiling Fan In My Home?

Every home electrical project has its own challenges when it comes to installing. That being said, asking the right questions ahead of time makes the experience much easier to find out how much to install a new ceiling fan in your home?


Starting Point

Picking Out The Right Ceiling Fan For Your Room?

The ceiling fan you end up installing in your home largely depends on the room you want to install it in. Before you purchase your ceiling fan, check out which example is the best fit for your room.

Installing Inside Or Outside?
  • If your ceiling fan is going outside, then make sure it says outdoor rated on the box.

Small Size Room | Ceiling Fan 29 to 39 Inches
  • Best suited for small offices, dens, and other small size rooms. 

  • Room size is usually up to 75 sq. ft.

Medium Size Room | Ceiling Fan 42 to 48 Inches
  • Best suited for bedrooms, dining rooms, and other medium size rooms. 

  • Room size is usually up to 175 sq. ft.

Large Size Room | Ceiling Fan 52 to 56 Inches
  • Best suited for larger bedrooms, living rooms, and other larger size rooms. 

  • Room size is usually up to 350 sq. ft.

  • Rooms that get really big tend to be better served with installing an additional ceiling fan in the room.

Do You Want A Wireless Remote Or Pull Chain For Ceiling Fan?
  • Some ceiling fans come with a wireless remote built in. 

  • Ceiling fan remotes are very handy, and come with a wall mounting bracket to stow it away when you are not using it.

  • Downside is if you lose the remote then you will have a hard time controlling the ceiling fan until you order a new one. 

  • Ceiling fan remotes do not work with wall switch controllers, only a regular wall switch can be used.

How High Or Low Are Your Ceilings?
  • If you have high ceilings you may want to hang your ceiling fan off a down rod.

  • If you have lower ceilings in the room, then you will want to get what is called a flush mounted ceiling fan.

Do You Have A Ceiling Fan Rated Mounting Box Already Installed In The Ceiling?
  • Ceiling fans need to be mounted to a mounting box that can handle a minimum of 50 pounds. 

  • The electrical mounting box existing in your ceiling will say if it is rated for a ceiling fan or not.

  • If you don't have a heavy duty mounting box already installed, then you will have to also install a new mounting box along with your new ceiling fan.

HomeOwners' Choice Pricing

Whenever you work with TradeWork Home Services we try to always treat you fairly. We want homeowners to have access to quality work and great pricing on every home electrical project they have big or small. TradeWork Home Services does super savings the more home electrical projects you bundle together. Check out how we do business.

Home service appointments can be a juggle to manage. When you bulk up a few electrical projects together. You help make our schedule easier. Whenever you do that, we will always make sure to get the savings.

How Much? | BallPark Estimates

Cost To Install A Ceiling Fan In Your Home

With answering all the info listed above we can now answer the elusive question of ”how much for an electrician to install a ceiling fan in your home”.

Most likely you will fall into some of these pricing categories.

Typical Costs Associated With Installing A Ceiling Fan, Depending On Your Needs:
  • Cost To Install Ceiling Fan To Existing Area | Customer Supplied: $165 to $250

  • Cost For Removal Of Old Ceiling Fan: $80 to $125

  • Cost To Add A Ceiling Fan Wall Switch: $95 to $145

  • Cost Of Installing A Ceiling Fan Mounting Box: $85 to $200

  • Cost of Adding Overhead Electrical Wiring: $480 to $600

  • Cost To Add Power For A New Light Switch Location: $180 to $450

  • Cost Of Installing A Ceiling Fan Remote| Customer Supplied | Afterthought Install Only: $125 to $200

  • Cost Of Installing Standard Electrical Circuit Breakers: $100 to $135

  • Cost Of Installing 15-20amp AFCI/GFCI Electrical Circuit Breaker: $150 to $195

  • Cost To Add Electrical Conduit Per 10 Feet To Install Location: $180 to $500

  • Cost Of Ladder Work On Ceilings Over 12 Feet: $230 And Up

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What To Expect

Pricing Questions To Install A Ceiling Fan In Your Home

Whenever a customer asks us to install a new ceiling fan in their home we ask pretty much the same questions every time.

Here are the questions TradeWork would ask during a typical phone conversation or home visit.


Once we have the answers to these questions we can usually give you a ballpark estimate for installing a new ceiling fan in your house right over the phone. 

When we arrive at your home we can confirm the estimate, answer any other questions you have, and get to work.

Homeowner Safety Update:

2023 Electrical Safety Code requires Arc Fault Protection (AFCI) to be installed on all general use electrical outlets and lighting throughout a home.

When Will I Need To Install AFCI Protection In my Home?

The following home electrical projects will be required to be upgraded to AFCI protection:

  • Whenever adding electrical wiring that is 6 feet or longer to an existing home electrical circuit.

  • Pretty much whenever you install a new electrical circuit to the living spaces of your home.

  • During any home electrical renovations, remodels, or new home builds.

  • Some cities & towns require you to upgrade to AFCI protection whenever you replace an electrical outlet, light switch, or when you upgrade your electrical panel.

Have More Questions About Arc Fault Protection For Your Home?

Head over to What Is Home Arc Fault Protection? to find out more details on why arc fault protection has become the new standard in home electrical safety.


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