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How Much Does it Cost to Install a Ceiling Fan?

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Looking for a low-cost solution to keep your home cool? If you’re wondering how much it costs to install a ceiling fan in Colorado, the answer is usually between $405-$1,850, depending on several factors.

Whether or not you’re replacing an existing ceiling fan can play an important role in the final cost calculation. Will you need electrical services to add a circuit? Maybe you need new wiring to run to add any type of light fixture. Installing ceiling fans is a great way to save on cooling and heating costs.

According to the Department of Energy, adding a ceiling fan allows you to raise the temperature on your thermostat in the summer by 4 degrees without losing comfort. Similar savings are available in the winter when you have ceiling fans that can operate in reverse, pushing warm air back into the room.

Ultimately, what you’ll spend to install a ceiling fan will depend on the following:

Have questions about which ceiling fan might be best for your home?

Contact Cooper Heating & Cooling for a free, no-obligation estimate on ceiling fan installation. We always deliver 100% customer satisfaction and back our services with a 1‑year, renewable labor warranty.

The Type of Ceiling Fan You Want

The cost of the unit you’re installing is the most basic part of the price for any ceiling fan. If the unit costs $650, expect to pay significantly more than that for the final installation.

Other factors that may impact the ceiling fan’s cost include the blades’ size, power of the motor, directional/​rotational fans, Energy Star rating, and other factors, including appearance. Talk to your installer to better understand the options available to effectively add temperature controls to the desired space.

The Condition of Your Wiring

If your wiring is in good condition, it likely won’t affect the installation cost much. However, ceiling fans often last 10 years or more, which can mean that replacing one reveals damaged wiring or older installations that are no longer up to code. If there are any problems with your wiring, you’ll need to address those as part of the installation.

If you’re adding a ceiling fan to an area without one already, it can add more than $1,000 to the bill. Electrical work is highly regulated and expensive to perform, but well worth it when it comes to safety. The cost will often depend on your current wiring and whether or not you need to add a circuit or simply update the wiring for a more powerful light and fan fixture.

Accessories or Features

Every ceiling fan has options and features that can help with day-to-day maintenance, appearance, and running improvements. You might invest in blade covers for the off-season, helping to reduce the amount of dust that can build up on the fan blades. Low-noise fans might make your home more comfortable when running multiple indoor comfort devices simultaneously. Some other examples of desirable, but sometimes expensive, add-ons might include a remote control kit or smart home automation integration.

Remote Control Kit

A remote control kit is often an inexpensive add-on that gives you much more utility. The additional cost is typically around $30 when installed with the ceiling fan, but the remote control offers a way to turn on or off the fan from various locations. More control over your fans means better energy savings and increased comfort.

Smart Home Automation Conversion Kit

If you’d like to maximize those energy savings, integrating your ceiling fans into your smart home hub can be a great way to keep costs down. You’ll get the remote control options without needing a specific device and can create automated settings to help keep your home the most comfortable at the lowest price.

The Electrician You Hire

The contractor you hire to do the work is always a big part of determining the final cost. If you search for the lowest price, you’ll find it, but often at the expense of quality workmanship. While price is always a consideration, it shouldn’t be the first or last thing you look at when shopping for electrical work in your home.

When you’re looking for a ceiling fan installer, be sure to find a company that:

  • Has more than 20 years of experience
  • Plenty of great, 5‑star customer reviews
  • Offers industry-leading warranties
  • Backs their work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Employs highly-skilled technicians

At the Cooper Green Team, we have all the criteria available. Plus, we always offer an upfront, no-obligation estimate on ceiling fan installation, so you’re never surprised about the bill.

Ready to start saving on your heating and cooling bills with ceiling fans?

Contact Cooper Heating & Cooling today for a customized ceiling fan installation estimate that is transparent and upfront. Our estimates are FREE, and our work is 100% guaranteed. Our highly-skilled technicians do the job right the first time, which you’ll know because our work comes with a 1‑year, renewable labor warranty — one of the best in the business.

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