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-$280 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.