Ceiling Fan Installation

Book Installation of your ceiling fan(s) post purchase via our online booking portal. Visit the link in your order confirmation email. For more information see below:

INSTALLATION PRICING:

REPLACE AN EXISTING FAN

$165 – FIRST FAN

$143 per fan for 2

$135.66 per fan for 3

REPLACE AN EXISTING LIGHT

$199 – FIRST FAN

$177 per fan for 2

$169.66 per fan for 3

NEW INSTALLATION

$259 – FIRST FAN

$249 per fan for 2

$242.33 per fan for 3

If your installation requires a certificate of electrical compliance you will be required to pay y$30 + gst directly to your electrician at the time of install.

…But some of my fans will replace a light and the others won’t!

Relax – it’s easy to request more than 1 type of installation through the booking portal.

Let’s say you’re installing 3 fans, but only 1 fan will replace a light. All you need to do is set the quantity to 2 for brand new install ($242.33 per fan) and for the quantity for “replace existing” 1 ($169.66). In this example, your total would be $654.32.

Installing 4 or more fans?

No worries! Use the booking portal to let us know what you need and you’ll get a personalised quote.

SERVICE BENEFITS:

Book Quickly

We know you are busy, and we wanted to free up some time for you. From now on, when you buy a ceiling fan from us, our confirmation email will include a link to book your installation. Once you’ve filled out your details, a qualified and reputable electrician will be allocated to you. You don’t need to juggle calls from tradies bidding for work. You will only be contacted by the person who is already assigned to your job so all you have to do is set up a time!

Simple & Straightforward

Requesting a booking through the portal is quick and easy. Once you’ve placed your order, you will find the link to request a booking in your confirmation email. Fill in your details, including the type of installation you need and you will be assigned a qualified electrician.

No Hidden Costs!

Prevention is the best cure for bill shock so we’ve already worked out fair pricing to cover the costs of most installations. When you choose our installation service, you know how much you will pay up front.

For further detail on what’s included in the costs, please see the terms and conditions below.

Peace of Mind

All of our ceiling fans are covered by an in-home warranty, provided that they’re installed by a qualified electrician. Our installation service will connect you with a fully insured, fully qualified, fully licensed tradesperson. This gives you the assurance that you’ve hired someone who knows what they’re doing AND that you fan is covered if anything goes wrong.

Terms and Conditions For Replacing A Fan Or Light

Installations which qualify for this price either:
a) Currently have a fan or light fixture in the planned installation position with compliant wiring to a wall switch

Or

b) Previously have had a ceiling fan or light fixture in the position where you plan on installing the fan, providing that compliant wiring to the wall switch is still in place.

The above costs are based on:

A powerpoint being available to connect ceiling fans with a wall control. If the electrician needs to install a powerpoint for this purpose, you will incur additional costs.
An electrician being available within a 20km radius of the installation site. If there is no electrician available within this distance, customer service will contact you to discuss your options
The assumption that your existing switchboard complies with current standards. If your switchboard is not compliant, your electrician will not be able to commence work. They will give you a price to update the switchboard.

If your installation requires additional work or parts, your electrician will bill you directly .

The following circumstances may lead to additional charges:

If there is no internal roof support mounting point
If there is insufficient or non-compliant wiring at the installation site
Additional parts such as fuses, plugs or switches

Price does not include:

Ceiling patching/painting
Upgrading existing wiring to meet current standards
Removing packaging and old appliances from installation site.

Terms & Conditions for a New Installation

If there is no power fixture in the place where you want to install a ceiling fan

The Price Covers:

2 hours labour
Up to 8 metres of electrical cabling

The above costs are based on:

An electrician being available within a 20km radius of the installation site. If there is no electrician available within this distance, customer service will contact you to discuss your options
The assumption that your existing switchboard complies with current standards. If your switchboard is not compliant, your electrician will not be able to commence work. They will give you a price to update the switchboard

If your installation requires additional work or parts, your electrician will bill you directly .

The following circumstances may lead to additional charges:

If there is no internal roof support mounting point
If there is insufficient or non-compliant wiring at the installation site
Additional parts such as fuses, plugs or switches

Price does not include:

Ceiling patching/painting
Upgrading existing wiring to meet current standards
Removing packaging and old appliances from installation site.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How does our ceiling fan installation service work?

Ceiling Fans Warehouse has partnered with a third-party company in order to offer installation to as many customers as possible. Our partner company keeps a database of electricians with all the qualifications and insurance they need to provide prompt and professional installation. Once they receive your booking request their system finds the most suitable tradesperson for your job.

You can find a link to our partner company’s booking portal in the confirmation email we send out after you buy from us.

Use the portal to choose the type of installation you need and submit your details. You can even request a quote via the portal if you want to install more than 3 fans.

What are the payment options?

Installing 3 fans or less :

Pay online via the booking portal when you lodge your request. You will have the following payment options:

Credit card | Debit card | Paypal

Installing 4 or more fans:

Complete the “quick quote” form to receive a customised price for your needs. You should receive a quote within 1-2 working days.

Paying for additional work

As per our terms and conditions, the above pricing is for standard installations. If your installation is more complicated, the electrician will discuss any additional costs with you prior to starting work. You will pay them directly for any additional work. If you don’t agree to the additional work and the electrician is unable to complete the job, you will be charged a futile fee of $110.

I’ve paid by the booking portal, what happens now?

The portal will scan its database for the best tradesperson for your job based on your needs and location. Once its found a match for you, you will receive an email with the contact details for the electrician allocated to your job.
How long will it take ?

It depends on where you live, and how many tradespeople are in the area who are qualified for the job. In most areas it will take about 1-2 days to find an installer, but if you live in a regional or remote area, it might take a little longer.

If you receive your installing electrician’s contact information before you receive your fans, please wait until you have the fans before you set up a time to have them installed.

What if…
…I need to cancel the installation request?

If you’ve paid for the installation but haven’t organised a time with the electrician, you can cancel your booking. You will be refunded the cost of the installation minus a fee of $15. This small fee helps cover transaction fees and the administration costs of cancelling the request.

…the electrician installs the fan but it doesn’t work?

Because your electrician is completely qualified, your fan is still covered by the “in home warranty” . You can learn more about the in home warranty process here.

All of the ceiling fans in our range are covered by a manufacturer’s in-home warranty, meaning that the manufacturer organises a service agent to test, repair or replace the fan in-home.

Please note: Sometimes manufacturers are able to trouble shoot ceiling fan installation over the phone. If you believe your fan is faulty, and your electrician hasn’t left the premises, ask them to call the manufacturer for assistance.

Important: If your ceiling fan has been installed but it’s not working as it should, you DO NOT TAKE IT DOWN.

You are not obligated to use the manufacturer’s in home warranty service, however you may prefer to as it saves you the expense of paying for additional installation.

… the fans haven’t arrived by the time I’ve booked in the electrician?

It’s important to wait until your fans have arrived before you contact your electrician to book a time. If the electrician arrives and the fans are not there to be installed, you will be charged a futile fee of $110.

INSTALLATION GENERAL INFORMATION

Getting your ceiling fan installed by a professional is essential. Under Australian regulations, a qualified electrician must be used for ceiling fan installations and the client should receive a signed certificate issued by the electrician. The primary aim of the regulation is to protect you from injury or death by electrocution.
Another important thing to remember is that warranty claims may be invalid without the electrician’s certificate and proof of purchase of the ceiling fan. So make sure you keep this certificate in a safe place!

Ceiling Fan Installation Cost

A standard fan will often take approximately an hour to be installed, depending on a few factors including wiring, whether it is to be wall controlled, or remote controlled, and the ease of install location to name a few. So depending on your particular situation and how much the electrician charges, on average it could cost between $180-$325 per fan. However each electrician is different so the best advise is to call a few and get an estimate to see which gives you the best value for money. Most people feel more comfortable using electricians their family and friends recommend – so ask around!
Cost will vary depending on the amount of work required to install your ceiling fan. Some common installation examples that may lead to additional costs can be:

  • Very high ceilings that require a fan to be installed with an extension rod.
  • If extra bracing in the ceiling is required for your fan – for example if there is not a beam in the ceiling above where you plan to install the fan.
  • Any installation that is not replacing an old fan fore a new one. New installation may require extra wiring and extra work to install wall controllers or isolation switches.
  • Older properties may require a fuse box upgrade before the electrician will undertaker any work – this can cost between $500-700 on average.
  • A ceiling that may deviate from what is considered ‘standard’ for example a concrete ceiling or a ceiling with extremely limited access. A specific example of this may be an apartment between floors.
  • The above factors are examples that can both incur extra costs in materials or your electricians time.

If you are installing more than one fan, it is a good idea to get them done at the same time as this will reduce the cost per fan. It also makes sense to do any other electrical work required at the same time (for example if you need to have lights installed or any other non ceiling fan related requirements).

Another great piece of advice is to wait until you have taken possession of your ceiling fans before booking in an installation date. The last thing you would want is for your electrician to turn up before your ceiling fans!

Make sure that any fans you purchase have a warranty associated with it. Here at Ceiling Fans Warehouse ALL our fans offer a warranty so you know you are covered if something goes wrong. See the warranty statements on each product page. Each brand has its own warranty conditions and procedures so make sure you are familiar with what is available for the fan(s) that you are interested in.